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ANTON, Kathleen A. "Kay" (Berger) Loving Mother, "Nanny" & Avid Gardner A 20 year resident of Davidsonville, MD, and previously from Boston, passed away in her home on September 3rd, 2018, surrounded by family. Born on April 24, 1941 in Boston, Kay was an avid gardener and loved spending time on her deck surrounded by her flowers, especially her beloved begonias. She adored her grandchildren aka "Nanny's Angels" and looked forward to any time she could spend with her family. She was sometimes referred to as "Flossy Nightingale" for her role in caring for many family members before their passing. She was a huge Red Sox fan and would watch most games to the end. She was a wonderful listener and counselor to many. She had an infectious belly laugh, that would often leave us in tears! She missed her husband, Frank of 57 years terribly and looked forward to dancing with him again. Her desire was to be driven (not flown) to Boston to be near family and friends. Sleep with the angels Kay, you deserve it!

Kay was the daughter of the late Glenn Berger Sr. and Kathleen "Hazel" Berger. Beloved wife of the late Francis P. "Frank" Anton Sr. Loving mother of Robin and her husband Stephen Palmer of Katy, TX, Kevin Castor of Dorchester, Caroline and her husband Joseph Landry of Davidsonville, MD, and the late Francis P. Anton Jr. Mother-in-law of Tara Anton of North Quincy. Devoted "Nanny" to Haylee, Amber, Lily, Jaimie, Chloe, and Brian. Sister of Joanne Albert of Deltona, FL, and the late Glenn Berger II and his wife Carmella Berger of North Attleboro. Half-sister of Roy and his wife Marlene Berger of Mt. View, HI, and the late Maureen Jaffe. Survived by many nephews and nieces.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kay's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Friday, September 14th, from 6-8 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, 800 Columbia Road, Dorchester, on Saturday morning, September 15, at 10 A.M. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay's memory may be made to www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org or wwwaspca.org.

For directions and guestbook, please visit www.jmurphyfh.com. Funeral Home handicapped accessible with ample parking.

Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 9, 2018
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