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Kathleen  R. (McGowan)  Berardino

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“Rest in Peace Aunt NeeNee. Sending my sincere condolences to your beloved husband Dick and your children and grandchildren. ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Cochrane - Darien, GA

“So sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I enjoyed working with her at Star Market in the late 70's early 80's. She was a very classy lady. ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Jay Finnigan - Bethlehem, PA

“Dick, Ricky, Steven,I was so sorry to read of your Wife/ Mom's passing. She was such a lady. I can still see her sitting in the living room , at the...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Patty Famosi Bertrand - Billerica, MA

“Dick, Ricky, Steven,I was so sorry to read of your Wife, Mom's passing. She was such a lady. I can still see her sitting in the living room at the...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Patty Famosi Bertrand - Billerica, MA

“My sincerest condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Keith MacWhorter - Portsmouth, RI

“Coach, Our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife. With love from the WHS Class of 1969 Reunion Committee ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: WHS Class of '69 Reunion Committee - MA

“Bless you Dick, Rick and Steven.You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and always.Memories of Kathy will always be with me. Our...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Jean & Gary Peters - Sarasota, FL

“Dick and family- We are so sorry about the loss of your dear Kathy- may your many happy memories be of comfort to you at this sad time. Bob...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Bob Kaprielian - Watertown, MA

“To The Berardino FamilyKathy was always a joy around the neighborhood in Waltham.I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all,...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Patti Sidebottom (McAleer) - TN

“Dick, Steven and Rick, I am so sorry to hear of this huge loss to you all. May Gods grace surround you all as you go thru this time. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Jimi Ricci - Uniontown, PA

“When I was young, my mother and Kathy Berardino were good friends. Seeing them together in our kitchen taught me a lot about friendship. Kathy...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: John Russo - Friend

“Jayne and I send our deepest sympathy to the Berardino family for the loss or Mrs Berardino.. Kathy was an Angel and I always enjoyed seeing her...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Chales Shaw - Wakefield, MA

“Always in my heart, so many good times shared. I will miss you my dear friend. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Marie Mula - Bedford, NH

“Dick, my deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. Kathy was a wonderful person and she will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace, Kathy. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: John McDermott - Roslindale, MA

“Dick, You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Jerry lacey - Lexington

“Dick, Stephen & Ricki, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers to you and your family. Kathy was a wonderful friend and neighbor. She will be...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Mary & Glenn Cartier - Lunenburg, MA

“Dick we are so sorry for your loss, she will be missed by all , we loved having Kathy at our shop and had many laughs with her, she will be deeply...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Donna & Susan ( Hair Designs) Tuminelli - MA

“Dick, my condolences to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. May Kathy RIP.Regards,Dick Drago ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Dick Drago - Tampa, FL - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Caryn and I always loved sitting and talking with you both. We...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Steve Pittman - Upton, MA

“My sympathy to you Dick and your family with the loss of your wife Kathy. I know she will be looking out for you, your children and granchildren. I...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Kathy Carell - Nashua, NH

“Dick, condolences. So sorry for your loss.Brian RSFC Veteran ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Brian Sullivan - Newbury Park, CA

“So sorry for your loss Dick. A really great lady who'll be missed ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Charlie Cawlina - Lakewood, CA

“Dick I am so sorry for your loss my prayers go to you and your family God Bless... ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Donna (Friendly) Hughes - Waltham, MA

“Dick, my condolences to you and your family during this difficult and heart breaking time. It was always a pleasure to see you and Kathleen at RSFC...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Christopher Decatur - Shrewsbury, MA

“Coach, so sorry for your loss. Donna Taverna, Class of '69, Watertown High ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Taverna - Watertown, MA

“Dick, Our hearts go out to you and your family on the loss of your lovely wife, Kathy. God bless. Love, George (Coach) and Mary Yankowski ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: George &Mary Yankowski - FL

“dick--sorry for your loss ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: thomas tringale - saugus, MA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Robert laurie - Framingham, MA


Kathy Berardino's world centered on her family. Whether it was following and supporting her husband Dick as his successes in both minor and major league baseball took them from New York to Texas and back to Boston she was his faithful companion and number one cheerleader. And after marriage it was her sons sporting and extracurricular activities that kept her happily occupied. And blessed with six grandchildren she was an active part of their lives as well. For Kathy family was not an important thing…it was everything!

Kathleen R. Berardino died peacefully in her home on Sunday, March 17, 2019. She was 80.

Born on July 2, 1938 in Binghamton, New York she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Hannifan) McGowan. A graduate of Saint Paul's High School it was in 1960 that she met Watertown native Richard J. 'Dick' Berardino. He was then minor league baseball player for the Binghamton Triplets of the New York Yankees. They married in St. Paul's Church in Binghamton on October 28, 1962. Dick's career in baseball brought them back to Boston and she willingly transferred her native loyalty for the New York Yankees to the Boston Red Sox.

She worked part-time in the bakery at Star Market in Lexington Street for over twenty-five years. Her work there kept her busy and in conversation with its many customers and afforded her to still be a full-time mom to her sons.

When not at a ball field or a Red Sox outing she enjoyed a game of cards with her friends.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, Dick she leaves her sons, Richard A. 'Rick' Berardino (Lauren) of Sudbury and Steven J. Berardino (Mary) of Rowley; her grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Darren, Jared, Mia and Alyssa Berardino and Justin and Drew Connolly; nieces & nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Dolores.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kathy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, March 22nd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday 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 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Memorials in her name may be made to The Red Sox Foundation, 4 Jersey Street, Boston, MA 02215.

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