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Catherine E. McNeil

June 19, 1950 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 70)


Catherine “Cathy” McNeil

It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Catherine “Cathy” McNeil, born June 19th, 1950, passed away at her home in Milton, MA, on September 9th, 2020 peacefully after a difficult illness. She was surrounded by her three children and devoted husband. Cathy, a lifelong resident of Milton, was a prolifically talented poetess, a proud grandmother, avid traveler and a dedicated nurse. She will be deeply grieved and remembered for her brilliant wit, extraordinary acts of selflessness and legacy of talent. Cathy loved to entertain guests in her home and is considered a friend and even a second mom to many. She was a first-in-class graduate of Lemuel Shattuck nursing school and a fierce black belt in karate in her prime. Post-retirement years, Cathy, with her husband, Mark, took many enjoyable cruises to Europe and beyond. She enjoyed teaching and participating in many community groups and activities and will be forever missed. She is survived by her loving husband, Mark, their children Suzanne, Michelle and Brett Gallant, her granddaughter, Madison Grace as well as her brother William, two sisters Patricia and Marjorie, nephews Todd, Kirk and Kevin, niece Jill, and aunt Patsy Gilmore and an extended family.  Preceded in death by parents Katherine and William McNeil and niece Jennie Stanton.  The family will be hosting an outdoor remembrance ceremony on Monday September 14th at 11:30 am at Milton Cemetery. We respectfully ask all attendees wear masks and respect social distancing at all times. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital at

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