Kathleen (Kathy) M. Young, 72, of Fitchburg, a former resident of Leominster, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29th, 2021. Born on March 5, 1948 in Troy, New York, Kathleen was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Buckley) Mackey.
Kathleen graduated from The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1969, and later obtained her B.S. in Nursing from Emmanuel College, Boston, MA in 2001 with Presidential Honors. Over the years she worked in a wide variety of medical disciplines including a military hospital, nursing homes, private care and home hospice agencies.
Kathleen was a long-standing parishioner of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Leominster. Her strong faith called her to be actively involved with the St. Mark’s healing team ministry. In addition to spending time with her family, her lifelong passions included gardening, crafting, reading, and piano playing. She adored her two grandsons, Julian and Tony.
She is survived by her loving husband Robert M. Young, formerly of White River Junction, VT. They were married on June 20, 1970. Their beautiful union blessed them with two daughters: Mary Ellen (Young) Loschiavo and her husband, Anthony of Glastonbury, CT, and Sarah (Young) Stopyra and partner, Joseph DiMaio of Leominster, MA, and her two beloved grandsons, Julian R. Stopyra and Anthony R. Loschiavo. Kathleen is also survived by her brothers, Edward Mackey and his wife, Charlotte of Kennett Square, PA, and James Mackey and his partner, Sandy Paulin of West Hartford, CT, brothers-in-law, Jack Young and his wife, Ellen of Hurley, New York, Jim Young and his wife, Diane of Winterville, NC and Rick Young and his wife, Colleen of Anderson, SC, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.
Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, February 5th from 11:00AM to 12:30PM, at Richardson Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, MA. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, face masks are required at the funeral home and strict social distancing must be followed. Funeral services will be private but will be livestreamed on the St. Mark’s Facebook Page at
https://www.facebook.com/stmarks.leominster on Friday, February 5, at 12:30.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution in Kathy’s name to The American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.
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