Catherine T. O'Brien

Catherine T. O'Brien

February 27th, 1922 June 8th, 2019

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Obituary for Catherine T. O'Brien (McNamara)

O’Brien, Catherine T. “Kathleen” (McNamara) of Cambridge on June 8, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Daniel E. Cherished mother of Ellen, Thomas, Frank, Michael and Cathy Young. She was predeceased by her sons Daniel, Paul and John. Loving grandmother “Nanny” of Kerri, Bryon, Jaclyn, Megan, David, Nicholas, John, Kelsey and Kevin. Also survived by her great-grandchildren Allison, Brady, Kyle and Emmett. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave., NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Thursday at 10 am. A funeral mass will be held in Saint John’;s Church at 11 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. Burial in Cambridge Catholic Cemetery, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to St. John’s The Evangelist Church, 2254 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140. To send an online condolence visit

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saint John's Church - Cambridge
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Thursday, June 13th, 2019
  • Interment

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 |
    Cambridge Catholic Cemetery
    Rindge Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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Jim Fitzgerald

Mrs(Ma) O'Brien was so good to us growing up. There were always a bunch of us over to hang out with her boys and she made us feel right at home. An important positive part of our youth. She was a wonderful lady.
Comment | Posted at 10:52am via Condolence

Kevin P Retelle

To long ago my brother Mike and myself traveled to Boston for a conference he was involved in and I was able to tag along. He told me that I had a cousin that was a near twin to me. I had to check that out. We stopped and saw Kakie for only the 2nd or third time in my lifetime. She was so excited and welcomed us with open arms. I felt I was at home because she looked soooo much like Helen. We talked for an hour or two, but what a memory it was. I just wished it could have been more often. I can't make the funeral but our families thoughts and prayers are with you all.
P.S. I think it was Frank he thought was my twin.
Comment | Posted at 02:43pm via Condolence

James Grana

With deep heart felt prayers and thoughts, our most sincere sympathy to Cathy and your loving family. Soon, may you all be blessed with wonderful memories of your beautiful Mother. Jim & John
Comment | Posted at 11:02am via Condolence

Sr Elizabeth O'Brien

Kathleen was a wonderful lady, always so thoughtful, always happy to welcome and give her best. Kathleen always gave me a 'great welcome' and made me feel at home. She treated me like her daughter when I visited Cambridge and lived at No 16 for a time. I will miss her nice messages in cards and letters. I am sure she is now 'at-home', her eternal home with her family. May she enjoy a wonderful eternal life with God. Sr. Elizabeth (niece)
Comment | Posted at 11:15am via Condolence

Joseph Langenfeld

Kathleen was one of the kindest, sweetest, and most caring people I have ever met. She always made me feel welcome during my many visits to her home. She will be greatly missed. We are very sorry for your loss.

Joe Langenfeld and family
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