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Litchfield, Catherine E.

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Catherine Elizabeth (Cheever) Litchfield, a resident of Dedham for 66 years, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham after a brief illness.  She was 86.  Kay was born March 27, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Madden) Cheever.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College and spent much of her career tutoring prisoners and veterans.  She also loved reading, music, and participating in musical shows with the Dedham Troubadors.   Kay was the wife of the late George Albert Litchfield, who predeceased her in 1986. She was also a Gold Star Mother, having lost her son, First Lieutenant Frank E. Litchfield, in the Vietnam war.  She is survived by her son, George A. Litchfield, Jr.; her four daughters, Catherine DeNorscia, Lauren Gonsalves, Marie Thompson, and Elizabeth Labrie; her brother, Edward Cheever; her five sisters, Marion Gillis, Johanna McCafferty, Blanche Scott, Dorothy Fagan, and Mary Kearns; as well as 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Saturday, Oct 25th from 10 am to 1 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Services and interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Senior Center Gift Account, c/o the Deham Council on Aging, 735 Washington St, Suite 166, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Andrea DeNorscia
    October 22nd, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    My sincere condolences to Cathy and the Litchfield Family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Christine DeNorscia
    October 22nd, 2014 | 5:33 pm

    Will always remember Kaye for her kindness and compassion for those less fortunate.

  3. George
    October 23rd, 2014 | 7:16 am

    Dear Mom, I’m sorry that you could not recover enough to come home, as you wished. Please know that we will always love you and miss you. Your Loving Son, George

  4. Paula Mackenzi
    October 23rd, 2014 | 10:30 am

    Cathy: My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Jake and I are thinking of you and we send our prayers for strength and courage to help you get through this very sad and difficult time.

  5. Kerry & Syndi (Jones) Curtis
    October 24th, 2014 | 10:12 am

    Dearest George and Family: My heart breaks for the sadness you are feeling at the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. Here is the poem I wrote when my mom passed…I hope it brings you a small measure of comfort!

    Not long ago He called your name. You struggled briefly, then you came… Into His loving arms held wide. You are at peace; it is we who cry. These tears we weep will help us heal… The empty loneliness we feel. You have no pain, you know no sorrows. There is only joy in your tomorrows. Our time on earth so short and sweet, must be well-met so we can meet… With you again on Heaven’s shores… To share His glories forevermore.

    Take care, dear George. We love you!

  6. Mike Cheever
    October 24th, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Our sincerest condolences to George,Catherine,Lauren,Maria and Elizabeth, she will be greatly missed and loved always. Love Mike and Sue

  7. Jimmy Cheever
    October 24th, 2014 | 1:21 pm

    My dearest Aunt Katie. I know you have been welcomed with open arms in Heaven. I rejoice in your new eternal life. I love and miss you…

  8. James E. McGonagle Jr
    October 24th, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    My most sincere regrets to George and Family on the passing of their Mom. It was always a pleasure to chat with her at a Moose dinner. May the kind memories of your Mom always bring you peace.

  9. Stephen D. Lathrop Jr
    October 24th, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    I am very sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. May your family find peace at this most difficult time.

  10. Sheila & Jim Keene
    October 26th, 2014 | 8:33 pm

    Dear Elizabeth
    We are so sorry about your mom’s passing. Though we didn’t really know her, she must have been a wonderful lady. (I can also remember my grandmother singing “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck” to us grandkids.)
    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family in this sad time.

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