Condolence & Memory Journal

John and the entire Kavey family i am SOOOOO sorry to hear about your loss Deb was truly a nice person and i know she will be sorely missed my heart goes out to you if there is anything i can do please reach out im here John

Posted by Paul LeBlanc - waltham, MA - Friend   February 14, 2020

Dear Faith and Family,

My heart goes out to you on hearing of your tragic loss. May time and memories help you through this terrible time of grief.


Ruth MacGuffie Kurtz

Posted by Ruth MacGuffie Kurtz - Forest Hills, NY - Family Friend   January 05, 2020

Dear Faith and Richard,
I am so sorry for your great loss of Debbie. Thoughts and prayers for peace are with you and your family.

Posted by Ruth (Tikkanen) Crafts - Gardner, MA - Friend   January 05, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult of times

Posted by Stephen Saradnik - Newton, MA - Friend   January 05, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Our family cannot imagine summers at the Cape without Debbie. I can only think of her kindness, joy, zest for life, and love for family. She will be so missed.

Posted by Karen Christiansen - Darien, CT - friend   January 04, 2020

Hi John, Richard, Faith and all family members.
I am so sorry to hear the sad news. I remember Debbie from Cape Cod being always so full of life when John Daly and I were working on Mark and Joan's house in Chatam across the street from Richard and Faith's.
I only just found out today Jan 4th.
A friend of mine from Waltham Shelia Corcoran informed me today, now living in NC.
She was good friends with the Monahan girls.
My deepest sympathies and Debbie will be in my prayers.

Posted by Ciaran O'Sullivan - Glen Burnie, MD - Friend   January 04, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Deb. She always radiated joy with a smile. Her family was her devotion. God bless you all with peace and love remembering all your beautiful memories with Deb.

Posted by Patricia Shaughnessy Whalen - Framingham, MA - Family Friend   January 04, 2020

Dear Dick & Faith,

I was heartbroken to read of the loss of Debbie. My sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Dennis Di Schino - Wellesley, MA   January 02, 2020

Debbie was a charming presence in her WHS classroom, as--I'm sure==she was throughout her life to all who knew her. Please accept my heartfelf condolences extended to her family, her parents and siblings, and to all who were blessed to know her.

Posted by Ira Steinberg - Teacher   January 02, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family, may Almighty God strengthen you and OLA family for the loss

Posted by Gladys Monday - Waltham, MA   January 01, 2020

What a beautiful life that ended far too soon! I'm so sorry for this great loss to your family! Please accept my sincere condolences to all the Kavey's and Monahan's and everyone who knew Debbie. God Bless!

Posted by Ann Mckay - Medfield, MA - Family Friend   January 01, 2020

John and Family

Were So Sorry For Your Loss.. Will Always Remember what A Great Neighbor and Friend Debbie was... Ill Always Remember Saturday Mornings when Deb would come over With The Boys and have Coffee with My Mom and Myself.. We Missed You so Much when You All Moved.. Your In Our Thoughts & Prayers John


Posted by Lisa frangello - Waltham, MA - Neighbor   December 31, 2019

Monahan/Kavey Family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know that words can't come close to easing any of the pain you are all feeling. Debbie was always the life of the party with a laugh and a smile that made you feel right at home. You weren't a stranger when Debbie was around. My heart breaks for her parents, sisters and husband but especially for her children. I know that there will be so many memories they have and will be told, but not having their amazing mother with them is so tragic. I'm so sorry that cancer has taken her from you all. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time and beyond.
With love,
Deborah Schmidt

Posted by Deborah Schmidt - Naugatuck, CT - Friend   December 31, 2019

Sometimes it's the smallest things that make the biggest difference in someone's life. This is how I will always remember Debbie. Her smile could brighten your day, and it always did. I soon found this out when my daughter Demi started school in her kindergarten class at Northeast Elementary. The transition to full day school was hard for Demi on some days, but Debbie Kavey had the perfect solution for her... a quick call home to me so she could say hi to me was all Demi needed to quickly turn her day around. This only happened 2 or 3 times the whole year, but that simple act made a huge difference for my daughter (and me as well!). Debbie's smile was contagious, and she was always so happy no matter what was going on in her life. I remember complaining to her about how I hated the rainy streak we were having at the time and how depressing it was, and her reply was not for the ducks! She always looked at the positive bright side of things. Then I was lucky enough to have her move into my neighborhood just in time for her son Jack and my daughter Dominique to be preschool age friends together. We had so many play dates at her house where she ALWAYS kept ingredients on hand for a batch of her homemade chocolate chip cookies to be made. Everything she did, she did to perfection. She will never be replaced in the many lives she touched, and I am so blessed my life was touched by her presence.

Posted by Debbie Edwards - Waltham, MA - Friend   December 31, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Kavey and Monahan family. - I will miss you my dear friend Debbie, you were one in a million.

Posted by Shawn Callahan - Dublin, Ireland - Friend   December 30, 2019

The James family offers our condolences to The Kavey and The Monahan family.

We have fond memories of Debbie...........My son Kevin was in her first grade class @ Banks School........way back in 1991. It was a lively class with some really wild kids. Debbie excelled and although thrown into that wild class, she ruled the roost and taught them well!!! That Spring, we ran into Debbie and friends on a cruise on "The Norway". We felt so badly that our son searched her out at almost every waking moment, crimping her fun with her friends. She was a good sport and Kevin still talks of "Remember when we cruised with Miss Monahan?"

God rest Debbie's soul and God bless all she left behind.
She was a lovely, kind and fun woman.

Posted by Andrea James - Lakeland, FL - Acquaintance   December 30, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Kavey's passing. I had the great fortune of working with her when I taught Caroline in second grade. She was a fighter and strong advocate for her daughter. She had a great smile and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Christine Malone - Foxboro, MA - Teacher   December 30, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to you all. May the pain and heartbreak be eased by the amazing memories created as a family. Especially the St. Joe's days.

Posted by Christine Caswell (McCarron) - Sharon, MA - Acquaintance   December 30, 2019

Condolences to the Kavey & Monahan families. Words cannot fully express the sorrow I feel after learning about Debbie's passing. May you forever treasure the wonderful times you had. I will always remember Debbie with a big smile, a great sense of humor, and always with a great story.

Posted by Maryjane Callahan - North Chelmsford - Friend   December 30, 2019

Fondly remembering Deb and sending heartfelt condolences to her beautiful family. Recalling our special years together in St. Joseph's Kindergarten and Deb's love and gentleness for the little ones she cherished.

Posted by Mary Rudolph - South Weymouth, MA - Friend   December 30, 2019

Sending love. sympathy, and hugs to the Kavey Family and to all who loved her.....Was always fun haveing short talks with Debbie in the neighborhood....She always had a smile and was super friendly......I know her light will always shine down on her family and friends.....RIP Debbie u will be missed....

Posted by christine beaudry - waltham, MA - Acquaintance   December 30, 2019

To the Kavey Family:

We are deeply sorry for the loss of Debbie. She was a sweetheart always with a smile on her face. We hope the happy memories you have of Debbie will help you through this heart wrenching time.

With love and prayers,
The Mangan Family: Karen, Jim, and Katelyn

Posted by Karen Mangan - Waltham, MA - Acquaintance   December 30, 2019

To the Kanye family. Sorry for your loss of a family member so young.

Posted by Fred Durkin - Eastham, MA - Coworker   December 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Deb was always to kind to me as another firewife. She always had a smile and a great laugh. She will be sorely missed.

Jeanne Noyes

Posted by Jeanne Noyes    December 30, 2019

To the entire Kavey family, my sincere condolences go out to all of you. No one deserves to pass at such an early age. My prayers go out to you

Posted by Paul Bergeron - Jupiter, FL - Coworker   December 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Memories will keep her close to your heart.

Posted by Lisa Gottlieb - Nashua, NH - Family Friend   December 30, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the Kavey and Monahan families on the passing of Deborah. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most sorrowful time. May God's grace give all those who loved her comfort and solace.

Posted by The Staff of Cathy's Beauty Salon Belmont MA    December 30, 2019

Sending prayers of sympathy and comfort to Deb's family and friends. Deb was an amazing presence in the "Merchandise Area" at the Chatham A's for many summers! Always smiling, cheerful, helpful and joyous! Hope that the many wonderful memories of wonderful times with family and friends will be comforting at this difficult time.

Posted by Martha Sherman - Norwell, MA - Acquaintance   December 29, 2019

My deepest condolences, Debby was an awesome lady and she will be missed.

Posted by Laura Toli - Waltham, MA - Friend   December 29, 2019


Dear Debbie's family, I am shocked and devastated by Debbie's passing. She was a sweet, lovable second grader when she was in my class at Banks School. Many years later she became a second grade teacher at Northeast and was right across the hall from me. She was a joy to work with. She came to school with a smile every day. She was loved by students and faculty alike. She always insisted on calling me Mrs. Davis.
The works was a better place because of a Debbie.

Posted by Patricia Davis - Watertown, MA - Teacher   December 29, 2019