Cartwright Funeral Homes


O'BRIEN, Katherine A. (Gilmartin), of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully, on July 22, 2021, at the age of 98. Born in Dorchester to the late Mark and Nora (Nestor) Gilmartin, Katherine attended and graduated from St. Gregory’s in Dorchester. She worked for Sigma in Braintree as a material handler before working for Jordan Marsh for many years. Katherine was extremely hard working and always provided for her family. She was an avid reader and liked to quilt and braid rugs. Katherine enjoyed spending time in her garden and loved to travel and go on cruises. She was a kind and loving woman who will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Wife of the late James Callahan. Loving mother of Kathleen Callahan of Braintree and Judy Tyburski and her husband Eric of Wilbraham. Cherished grandmother of Caitlin Wyatt and Colin Tyburski. Devoted sister of the late Margaret Duffy and Teresa Clark. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 10:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree. Burial will follow New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Katherine’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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