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“ ~ Where Is This Place? (That Some Call '"Home") ~Where? Where are the friends, where are myPeers, when did the oceans of love turn,...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Jane Ellen D'Entremont Melcher - MA

“ ~ Where Is This Place? (That Some Call '"Home") ~Where? Where are the friends, where are myPeers, when did the oceans of love turn, andWhy are...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Jane Ellen D'Entremont Melcher - MA

“~ GOING HOME ~It's a wretched wind that sometimes blows;It's a noble way no man knows;Comes a sudden call, a Dear One goes ~Going Home, Going Home.It...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Jane Ellen D'Entremont-Melcher - MA

“~ GOING HOME ~It's a wretched wind that sometimes blows;It's a noble way no man knows;Comes a sudden call, a Dear One goes ~Going Home, Going Home.It...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Jane Ellen D'Entremont Melcher - MA

“My sincere sympathy to all of kitty's family a great lady whom I dearly loved she will be missed I cherished all the years I have known her may you...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Irene Mondello - Cambridge, MA

“Dear Susan and others, I am very sad to learn that Kitty' has left this world that she seemed to enjoy so much.Though I have seen little of her in...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Demaso - Lexington, MA

“Dear Susan and others, I am very sad to learn that Kitty' has left this world that she seemed to enjoy so much.Though I have seem little of her in...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Demaso - Lexington, MA

“To the D'Entremont Family,My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. I so enjoyed the time I spent visiting Kitty as her...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Susan & family!Sorry for the loss of your mother she had so many interesting life stories she shared when she was at Rivercourt! ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: LeeAnn Heiser

“To All of the D'Entremont Family,I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. D'Entremont. She was such a lovely woman and so good to my Dad and...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Anne Maher Heller - Plymouth, MA

“I always loved Kitty, and we'd visit and talk in her kitchen, as I was friends w/daughter, Susan. Her love of the Irish heritage and her piano...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Kathi Chang - Andover, MA

“Surely she will enjoy the music in heaven. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Eileen, David, Charlie and Gabe Robichaud - MA

“Kitty was a wonderful woman and a great source of Irish history, culture, and music. We had a lot of great conversations discussing the history of...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: thomas Griffin

“Cousin Catherine had a generous heart and was one of the best people I knew. She cheerfully welcomed, embraced and supported. She will be greatly...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Christine Boynton - Lowell, MA

“...Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palmOf His hand. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Keady - Lexington, MA

“Rest in peace Kitty I hope you see my Mom I miss her so much so I know you will be missed but we have our memories and a wonderful legacy that you...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Kitty was a pure joy to be around. An inspiration for me personally, and a constant reminder that positive thinking keeps one connected to life. Her...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Brian O'Donovan - Cambridge, MA

“I'm sorry to read the news of Kitty's passing. We had many the chat over the years. Lovely lady. Lovely piano playing. My condolences to her family. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Karin and Catherine Joyce - MA

“Rest in peace mom,hope you're playing and dancing with all of your musical family in heaven,love Susan ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Mcinnis - Boxboro, MA

“Rest in the sweetest peace Nana. Play dance & sing for all that have gone before you. We will all remember and share the stories. I love you Nana...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Kristen Spencer - Dedham, MA

“Susan, my condolences to you and your family. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Claire Clark (White) - ME


 


Catherine “Kitty” D’Entremont, 97, of Lexington, MA passed away Wednesday, August 24th at The Lifecare Center in Littleton, MA.


 


Kitty was born to Irish immigrant parents Nora Maloney and Martin Clair and was raised in Medford, MA along with her 7 brothers and sisters.


 


Born into Irish music Kitty grew up playing the concertina, just like her mother had but would go to her aunt’s house to play the piano. All of her brothers and sisters also learned to play instruments such as the tin whistle, flute, fiddle and the accordion.  At the age of 11 her family bought a piano.


 


Kitty went on to play the piano at glee clubs, for recitals and would accompany dancers. She would soon join the orchestra at Medford High School and was later offered a scholarship to the Boston Conservatory of Music.


 


In 1938 Kitty would continue on her own to practice and play all around with musicians including “the Debs’s of Rhythm” who were heard every Sunday on WMEX radio. They also played at many college dances and it was at one of those that she was introduced to a sax player named Eddy.


She and Eddie would marry in 1940, and raise their four daughters in Lexington.


Kitty would continue playing the piano herself in many different venues and as part of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eirann was inducted into the Irish Music Hall of Fame in 2005 at Boston College in her mid fifties. Her portrait still stands in the Burnes Library on campus.


In addition to her love of music Kitty also had a love for her family, animals, and her several trips to Ireland over the years.


Kitty is survived by her four daughters, Cathie of Westford, MA, Marcia of Newbury, MA, Jane of Tewksbury, MA, and Susan of Boxborough, MA, her seven grandchildren, Jim, Caroline, Christopher, Eric, Kristen, Karen and Kerry, and her 12 great grandchildren and two great grand puppies.


Kitty will be waked at the Badger Funeral Home 347 King St. Littleton, MA on Tuesday August 30, 2016 from 5-8 PM. There will be a funeral mass held at Saint Elizabeth’s 89 Arlington St, Acton, MA at 10 AM on Wednesday August 31st.