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Deborah E. (Monahan) Kavey

Deborah E. (Monahan) Kavey
  • February 4, 1969 - December 27, 2019
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“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...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Ruth MacGuffie Kurtz - NY

“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. ”
2 of 29 | Posted by: Ruth (Tikkanen) Crafts - Gardner, MA

“Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult of times ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Stephen Saradnik - Newton, MA

“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...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Christiansen - Darien, CT

“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...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Ciaran O'Sullivan - Glen Burnie, MD

“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...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia Shaughnessy Whalen - MA

“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. ”
7 of 29 | Posted by: Dennis Di Schino - Wellesley, MA

“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...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Ira Steinberg - Teacher

“My heartfelt condolences to the family, may Almighty God strengthen you and OLA family for the loss ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Gladys Monday - Waltham, MA

“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...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Ann Mckay - Medfield, MA

“John and Family Were So Sorry For Your Loss.. Will Always Remember what A Great Neighbor and Friend Debbie was... Ill Always Remember Saturday...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa frangello - Waltham, MA

“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...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Deborah Schmidt - Naugatuck, CT

“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...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Debbie Edwards - Waltham, MA

“My deepest condolences to the Kavey and Monahan family. - I will miss you my dear friend Debbie, you were one in a million. ”
14 of 29 | Posted by: Shawn Callahan - Dublin, Ireland

“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...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Andrea James - Lakeland, FL

“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...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Christine Malone - Foxboro, MA

“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. ”
17 of 29 | Posted by: Christine Caswell (McCarron) - MA

“Condolences to the Kavey & Monahan families. Words cannot fully express the sorrow I feel after learning about Debbie's passing. May you forever...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Maryjane Callahan - Friend

“Fondly remembering Deb and sending heartfelt condolences to her beautiful family. Recalling our special years together in St. Joseph's Kindergarten...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Rudolph - South Weymouth, MA

“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....Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: christine beaudry - waltham, MA

“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...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Mangan - Waltham, MA

“To the Kanye family. Sorry for your loss of a family member so young. ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Fred Durkin - Eastham, MA

“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...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Jeanne Noyes

“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 ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Paul Bergeron - Jupiter, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Memories will keep her close to your heart. ”
25 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa Gottlieb - Nashua, NH

“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...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: The Staff of Cathy's Beauty Salon Belmont MA

“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...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Martha Sherman - Norwell, MA

“My deepest condolences, Debby was an awesome lady and she will be missed. ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Laura Toli - Waltham, MA - Friend

“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...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia Davis - Watertown, MA


Waltham – Debbie Kavey was warm, loving, kind and generous. She had a love for life and a love for her family even more.

Debbie never missed a beat . . . described as always being busy and creative, whether it was helping her children with their school projects, coming up with new ideas for the Chatham Anglers merchandise stand, volunteering with the PTO or being a proud 'hockey Mom', Debbie was always the first to jump in to help . . . and she did so quietly and with a radiant smile.

She was born on February 4, 1969, one of four daughters of Richard and Faith (Corcoran) Monahan. A lifelong resident of Waltham, she graduated from Waltham High in 1987. It was there she met her future husband and love of her life, John Kavey. She was a 1991 Boston College graduate earning a degree in Education; something that was both a skill and a passion for her. John and Debbie wed on July 17, 1999 at Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham and spent the next twenty happy years together.

Mrs. Deborah E. (Monahan) Kavey, of Waltham, died on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston following a bout with cancer. She died the way that she lived . . . with strength, grace, candor, humility, a heart filled with love, and a deep and abiding faith. She was 50.

During the school year she worked with the Waltham Public School system as an elementary teacher for thirteen years before becoming a full time mom when her children were young. Growing up Debbie spent summers in Chatham enjoying laughs and creating memories with her parents and sisters – a tradition they continued every summer with their own families. She loved her work and her students, but she always looked forward to spending time 'down the Cape'. She ran the Chatham Anglers merchandise stand where she became well-known in Cape Cod Baseball League circles.

In addition to her husband John, and her parents, Dick and Faith, she leaves her children, Jack, Richard and Caroline E. Kavey, all of Waltham; her sisters, Kathleen Olsen of Rutland, Vermont, Mary E. DeCharia of Waltham and Joan Streeter of Darien, Connecticut; her father and mother-in-law, Robert and Veronica Kavey of Waltham; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen, Robert, Joseph, Patrick and Ann Marie Kavey and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Debbie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, January 1st from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Donations in her memory may be made to a fund established to aid her family: http://gofundme.com/debbiekavey