|Katherine E. "Kay" Sullivan|
Katherine E. “Kay” Sullivan
Retired Chelmsford school teacher;
Katherine E. “Kay” (Moran) Sullivan, 90, a longstanding resident of Chelmsford, died on Wednesday, February 22nd at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of the late T. John “Jack” Sullivan who died in 1996.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 14, 1927, a daughter of the late Francis and the late Katherine (Fitzgerald) Moran she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Saint Patrick's Girls High School.
Eager to further her education, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts Degree
in teaching from Lowell State Teachers College and then her Master’s Degree in teaching from Fitchburg State College.
Early in her career Kay taught in Amherst and Belmont school systems and at Boston College. Once her children reached school age, she went on to teach in the Chelmsford school system for over 30 years. To this day there are many of her former students that claim she was the greatest teacher they ever had.
An accomplished pianist who loved to play for many, Kay also had a tremendous passion for gardening as well as spending time with her family.
Kay is survived by her two daughters Patricia Hohl & her husband Jeffrey of Framingham, MA and Katherine Collopy & her husband Richard of Durham, NH; and her son Timothy J. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Lowell; 13 grandchildren, one great grandson; two sisters Eileen Duffy and her husband Edward and Carole Conrad and her husband John Jr. all of Chelmsford, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her sister Mary Moran Keon, and brother-in-law Edward "Harry" Keon.
Special recognition and heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of both Sunny Acres Nursing Home and Beacon Hospice for their wonderful care and service during Katherine's life.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 2 to 5 P.M Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Home Base, MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978)-458-8768.