Kathleen A. Maroney
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Kathleen A. Maroney
Kate was a sweet and gentle soul who was loved and adored by all. She always had a positive outlook and a smile. Her beautiful blue eyes sparkled with joy. Kate courageously fought a battle with cancer for much of 2018. Through her illness she demonstrated dignity and strength.
She was born in Boston, four minutes after her twin brother, James H. Maroney, Jr. Affectionately known to her family as Katie, she was adopted by the late Eleanor J. (Henry) Maroney of Grand Rapids, Michigan and James H. Maroney of Medford, at 7 months old.
Kate was a graduate of Manchester High School Class of 1977. She loved reminiscing about her classmates and looked forward to all of her class reunions. Kate was a beloved member of Pioneer House Peabody & Salem Connection. She worked various jobs at Salem State University, CVS and Walgreens. Over the years Kate enrolled in numerous courses at North Shore Community College and enjoyed furthering her education. She was smart and loved to learn.
Kate was a passionate Boston Red Sox fan watching every single game on TV and was blessed to attend several games at Fenway Park. She relished the World Series Championship of 2018. When the Sox weren’t on Kate watched the Food Network and Jeopardy! Like her twin brother Kate was delighted to see Fleetwood Mac live in concert. She loved swimming, needlepoint, oldies & Christmas music, Hobbs popcorn at Salem Willows, Topsfield Fair, breakfast, pizza, macaroni & cheese and she had a sweet tooth for chocolate. Her favorite day of the week was Friday and often lit up everyone’s day with her famous “Friday Cheer.”
Kate leaves her beloved twin brother James H. Maroney, Jr. of Marblehead, MA, sister Lisa (Maroney) Bareiss and her husband John Bareiss of Northbrook, Illinois and her brother, Michael A. Maroney of Tampa, Fla. Kate adored her nephews and nieces, Claire, Anna, Max, Madeline, Gillian, Jennifer, Nicholas, Hannah and Maria. sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Maroney and Rebecca Cabral. The Maroney family is forever grateful to Kate’s devoted guardian Daniel J. Butler of Topsfield.
Kate spent the last eight years of her life at Riverside along the Danvers River. It was a special place for Kate where she felt safe and at home. She’ll be missed dearly by all of the staff and residents.
A Celebration of Kate’s Life will be observed in the spring of 2019. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers. During the holiday season Kate was known for giving gifts to children in need. She always thought of others. In Kate’s memory the family requests you give a gift to a child or do a kind deed. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
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