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Obituary: Kathleen M. (MacDonald) Corby, 64

Aug 10, 2015 11:15AM ● By Kieran Gilman
TEWKSBURY: Kathleen M. (MacDonald) Corby, age 64, a longtime Tewksbury resident, formerly of Brewster, passed away at the Blaire House on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

She was the beloved wife of the late John Corby, who passed away in 2006.

Born in Lowell on January 19, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Ralph A. MacDonald and the late Gertrude (Stack) MacDonald.

Kathleen was raised in Tewksbury, attended Tewksbury schools and graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 1968. Following high school, she attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with the Class of 1972.
Kathleen worked as a bookkeeper for Edson’s Store in Brewster which was owned and operated by her late husband.

She enjoyed a passion for reading, and traveling especially to Ireland, Italy and California.
Kathleen is survived by her brother, Bruce A. MacDonald of Tewksbury; sister-in-law, Frances Andrade and her husband Al of Lowell; several cousins including June Kelly of Newington, NH and Lynn Barstow of Billerica; close friend, Nancy Lucas of Tewksbury.
Kathleen was the sister of the late Michael Patrick MacDonald.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet at the Tewksbury Cemetery, 172 East St., Tewksbury on Friday, August 14, at 10 a.m. for her graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

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