Catherine M. “Kay” “Cappy” Maloney (Griffin), of Milton, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on May 22, 2020, from complications resulting from COVID-19. Beloved wife of the late John Maloney, who passed away in 2010. Loving and dedicated mother to Sean Maloney and his wife, Amy, of Needham, and adoring grandmother to their son, Connor. She also is survived by her brother, James Griffin, and his wife, Mary, of Marshfield, formerly of Scituate, and her sister, Joan Griffin of Milton. She leaves behind John’s children, Thelma Poole and her late husband Kendrick of North Hampton, NH, John (Jack) Maloney and his wife Sue of West Roxbury, and Stephen Maloney of Canton, and their children and grandchildren, and her many nieces and nephews.
Catherine was born in Boston on January 28, 1934, the daughter of the late James Griffin and Catherine (O’Rourke). She grew up in Dorchester among her O’Rourke relatives, graduating from St. Matthew’s Grammar School and Cathedral High School, and like many OFDs, stayed close with her childhood friends throughout her life. She went on to a 25-year career with the State’s Industrial Accident Board, where she met her husband, John. She was a long-time supporter of the Sisters of St. Joseph and dedicated to her Catholic faith, especially her Milton parish, St. Agatha’s.
Catherine was a dedicated, kind and loyal spouse, mother and mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend, who always made her house a warm and loving – and immaculate – place for her many visitors. She also was a dedicated caregiver to her mother’s many siblings and their spouses, managing the many complexities of their lives in their final years. After John’s passing, she and her sister Joan were familiar sights at many of the local restaurants and coffee shops.
Ultimately, she began to suffer memory loss due to progressive Alzheimer’s and, in 2017, moved from her beloved long-time home in Milton to Bridges in Westwood, where she received wonderful care.
A funeral procession will line up at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave Milton Saturday at 12 noon and proceed to St. Agatha’s Church Milton where there will be a blessing in the church parking lot at 12:30 pm with burial to follow in Milton Cemetery. The family plans to hold a memorial mass and celebration in Catherine’s memory at a later date.
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