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Katherine A. 'Kay' (Donlan) DeRamio

Katherine A. 'Kay' (Donlan) DeRamio
  • September 3, 1921 - March 29, 2018
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“Dear Judy, Diane and all of your family. Our thoughts have been with you all through this very difficult time. So happy we got to spend some private...Read More »
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“Dear Judy and entire family,I am so sorry to hear of Kay's passing. She was SO much fun, feisty, and funny and was glad to have the opportunity to...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lis and Tom Hogan - Waltham, MA

“Dear Judy & Diane & families,. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your lovely Mom. She was a spitfire & we always enjoyed seeing...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Cathy & Henry Abbondanzio - MA

“Dear July, I send my prayers and good thoughts that you are surrounded by beautiful memories of your Mother. You were so good to her and so kind...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Veronica Murphy - Stow, MA

“Judy and Diane,I am so sorry to hear of your loss, as you know your mom was very special to us and her passing brings back some lovely memories of...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sam Cetrano - Fitchburg, MA

“Judy and Family,I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - Framingham, MA

“So sorry for your loss, Kay was a riot a straight shooter, May she rest in peace .Kevin Burns ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kevin Burns - Searsmont, ME

“Judy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a very lucky Mom to have great kids and grandkids to always be there for her. Time...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Liz Distasio - Acton, MA

“Dear Judi and Dianne,You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers during the recent loss of your mother. I will always remember the many...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Marianne Savignano - Waltham, MA

“Judi and Diane I am so sorry on the loss of your mother. She had a great long life. I am in Florida for the month of April so I will not be able to...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: David Mcgann - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Katherine A. 'Kay' (Donlan) DeRamio, of Waltham, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 96.

Kay was born in Newton on September 3, 1921, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Shields) Donlan. She graduated from Saint Bernard's High School in West Newton.

On August 26, 1944 she married Albert A. DeRamio at Saint Bernard's Church and the couple made Waltham their lifelong home. They enjoyed forty-one happy years together until Al's death on August 1, 1985.

Kay's greatest joys came at home with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their army of friends all of whom affectionately called her 'Nana Kay'. She enjoyed dancing at Nuttings on the Charles, bowling at the Wal-Lex and being a member of Saint Mary's Mothers Club. When the grandchildren arrived she gained another mission and never missed one of their games, plays or performances, and she was always their loudest cheerleader.

She leaves her children, Dianne M. Cedrone (Domenic) and Judith A. Corcoran (Vincent) all of Waltham; her grandchildren, Kerry M. DeStefano (Michael), Jason E. Lambert (Kristen), Domenic A. Cedrone (Christie), Jeffrey R. Cedrone, Matthew P. Cedrone (Hannah Robinson), Kaitlyn A. Cedrone, Shawn Corcoran, Todd Corcoran, Christopher Corcoran, Deborah Wood and Michael Corcoran; her great grandchildren, Sevannah Corcoran, Dante DeStefano, Gabriella DeStefano, and Edward Nolan Lambert; her caretakers, Priscilla and Bridget and many nieces and nephews.

Kay was also a sister of the late Mary Bertrand, Margaret Harrington, Helen Murphy, Teresa Cameron, James Donlan and Edward Donlan.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kay's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, April 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham, MA 02453 or to Meadow Green Nursing Home, 45 Woburn Street, Waltham, MA 02452.