Catherine Dorothy “Kay” (O’Hare) Lind Obituary


Catherine D. “Kay” (O’Hare) Lind

August 11, 2021

Catherine D. “Kay” (O’Hare) Lind, of Hingham, formerly of Cotuit, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. She was 99.

Born in Dorchester on February 7, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Theresa O’Hare, both formerly of Co. Clare, Ireland, and was raised in Belmont. She graduated from Regis College, Class of 1943, where she made lifelong friends. Kay was a fifth grade teacher with Billerica Public Schools for many years, retiring in 1984 to spend more time with her family.

In her early years, Kay loved summers at Hampton Beach, being captain of the girls’ basketball team at Belmont High, and skiing at Mt. Cranmore. She continued an active life while raising her family. In later years, Kay volunteered at her church and library, enjoyed winters in Naples, FL, and traveled abroad. Throughout her life, Kay had an immense love for her family, her Irish heritage, and her many, many friends. She was full of gratitude for her full and beautiful life.

Kay was the beloved wife of the late Frank A. Lind, who died in 2003. They shared 57 loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Amy L. Corbett (William) of Winchester, Anne L. Marcks (Kent) of Hingham, Betsy Mellors (Robert) of Hingham, Robert J. Lind (Barbara Hough) of Dorchester, Paula Bitner (John) of Boston, and the late Susan J. Lind (KC Mitkevicius) of Newton. Kay was the loving grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 17. She was the dear sister of Ann O. Smith of Watertown, the late Sister Jeanne d’Arc O’Hare, CSJ, the late Margaret B. O’Hare, and the late John F. O’Hare. Kay is also survived by her brother-in-law, Rev. Msgr. Joseph  G. Lind of Boston, and her dear nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, August 16, 2021, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Monday, August 16, 2021. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 16, 2021, at St. Paul’s Church, Hingham at 10 AM.

A private interment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: St. Vincent de Paul Center – Christ the King Parish, 4463 Falmouth Rd., Cotuit, MA 02635.

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