Catherine ‘Kay’ Mary Cacciola, 79, formerly of Lenox

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By Monday, Apr 17 Obituaries

Catherine “Kay” Mary Cacciola, 79, formerly of Lenox, Mass., died Thursday, April 13th at Benchmark Senior Living Community at Forge Hill in Franklin, Mass., where she had been residing the last couple of years.

Catherine 'Kay' Mary Cacciola

Catherine ‘Kay’ Mary Cacciola

Born in Albany, N.Y., on July 25, 1937 to the late John and Dorothy Shields Cunningham, she attended Cathedral High School where she met her husband of 53 years, Joseph “Joe” Cacciola.

Kay and Joe were married in Albany, N.Y., on September 19, 1959, started their family a year later and raised four children. Kay happily supported her family from home until her kids were in high school and then enjoyed work as a bookkeeper for the Bonny Pruden School in Lenox where she developed long-lasting friendships.

Kay is survived by her three children and their spouses along with seven grandchildren: Joseph C. Cacciola and his wife Elizabeth (grandchildren — Kaitlyn and Christopher) of Wrentham; Karen C. Letteri and her husband Joseph (grandchildren — Joseph, Jeremy and Nathan) of Ashland, Va.; Robert V. Cacciola and his wife Elaine (grandchildren — Jessica and Ryan) of Georgetown, Mass., and her sister Joan Tateo of Albany, N.Y.

Besides her parents, Kay is predeceased by her husband Joseph A. Cacciola, her son, Rev. Anthony Michael Cacciola, O.S.B., and two sisters: Maureen and Barbara Cunningham.

Kay greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, ballroom dancing with her husband and being a communicant and volunteer of St. Ann Church in Lenox where Joe and Kay lived for more than 40 years.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at St. Ann in Lenox, Mass., at 11 a.m. by Monsignor John J. Bonzagni, pastor and the Rev. Christopher J. Waitekus. Burial will follow in the St. Ann Cemetery. An Hour of Visitation will be held at the funeral home prior to the service from 9:30-10:30. In lieu of flowers, Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox MA 01240 will be accepting donations that will be forwarded to the Father Anthony M. Cacciola, O.S.B. Endowed Scholarship at St. Anselm College. This scholarship was established in memory of Kay and Joe’s son, Michael, and is awarded to Berkshire County residents.

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