Kathleen Ann Bavosi, 76 of W. Boylston died peacefully on July 22, 2022. She is predeceased by her adoring husband of 53 loving years, Alfred R. Bavosi, who passed away just over a year ago.
She is survived by her four children who loved and cherished her deeply, Michele and her husband Michael DeVillers of Worcester, Amie and her husband J.T. Moore of Sterling, Timothy Bavosi and his wife Trysta of Sterling, and Jennifer and her husband Peter Cadwallader of W. Boylston. She also leaves behind eleven precious grandchildren whom she was devoted to, Michael and William Watkins, Anthony DeVillers, Charlie, John and William Moore, Anna, Caroline, and Ruby Bavosi, and Olivia and John Cadwallader.
She was the daughter of the late John P. and Elva R. (Jacques) Villnave. She was one of five children, including her late brother, John Villnave of Holden and her three sisters whom Kathy adored, Donna Edmonds of Warwick, RI, Maryellen Smith of W. Boylston, MA and Carol Johnson of Stow, MA. Kathy will be missed by 13 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
She had many close and enduring friendships that she established and nurtured throughout her life. These wonderful friendships were made while vacationing at the Cape and in Florida, riding with the Harley crew and befriending colleagues throughout her career. Some friendships spanned a lifetime, including those with Carol and Steven Blake, Jeannette, and Gary Flynn, Sandra Carroll and Brenda Taylor and her long-time partner, Glenn Wright.
Kathy was born in Worcester and raised in Holden, MA. She graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in Holden and began her career as a secretary at Norton Company. She progressed to administrative assistant positions for the central offices of both the W. Boylston School District and the Wachusett Regional School District, respectively for well over 25 years, retiring from Chocksett Middle School of Sterling, MA.
Kathy was an incredible woman and will be tremendously missed. She was a courageous, loving, and nurturing soul. She demonstrated endless and unwavering love for her husband, Al, and unconditional devotion to her children and grandchildren. She, like Al, opened her heart to others, and established meaningful relationships throughout her life. She loved to travel, spend time at the beach, garden, and exercise. She loved to laugh, dance, watch movies, and eat good food while adorned in her latest style. She and Al loved life together and always knew how to have fun and make moments special for their family. She spent endless hours cooking incredible meals, loved to host gatherings at home or around the pool, and was always generous and kind to others.
It is with great sadness to see her pass as she has been the matriarch and rock of her family. She bravely endured a number of losses this past year, the most significant being the death of her husband whom she missed terribly. Although her children will miss her deeply; they find peace in knowing that she has been reunited with her true love once again. The family finds comfort in knowing Al and Kathywill be together for an eternity.
Kathy's Funeral will be held Wednesday, July 27th from Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston Street, W. Boylston with a Mass at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester Street, W. Boylston. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Visiting Hours are Tuesday, July 26th from 4:00 - 7:00PM in the funeral home.