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GONGORA, Kathleen "Kathy" (Dufresne) 66, of East Boston, formerly of Auburn, passed away on April 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Cherished daughter of the late Catherine (Cole) and Clement Dufresne. Beloved wife of the late Henry Gongora. Loving stepmother of Magaly Karakostos and Johanna Lugo. Adored grandmother of Tanya Hagan, James Gongora, Michael Foley, Chris and Kersten Karakostas and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Raymond Dufresne and his wife Kathy and family. Kathy graduated from Ascension High School in Worcester, MA and worked at the Worcester Better Business Bureau. After moving to East Boston she became a supervisor at Shawmut Bank in Boston before working at ACI Worldwide for 23 years before retiring due to illness. Kathy loved to travel including internationally for her job. She was regarded as hard working, intelligent, caring, and thoughtful by close friends and family who will miss Kathy dearly. Kathys family would like to thank the staff at both Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Jamaica Plain, MA and most recently the staff at Lutheran Home in Worcester, MA and Compassionate Care Hospice for giving Kathy the optimum quality of life despite her difficult circumstance. Family and friends will gather for visiting hours in Vazzas "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., REVERE on Monday, May 5 from 9:30AM to 10:30AM, followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at St. Anthonys Church, Revere at 11AM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com Vazza Funeral Home Revere 1-800-252-1127
Published in The Boston Globe on May 4, 2014
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