MANCHESTER - Catherine G. McQuillen, 85, of Manchester, died Nov. 23, 2012, at Boston Medical Center after a period of declining health.
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Born on Feb. 24, 1927, she was the daughter of Michael Thomas Galvin of Tralee, Ireland and Margaret O'Leary of Manchester. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester and longtime communicant of Saint Joseph Cathedral.
She graduated from Saint Patrick Grammar School and Manchester High School Central.
In her early years, Catherine worked at Dyer and Chipman Drug Store. Later, she redirected her focus to serving as a homemaker and mother to her three children.
She was married 29 years to Maurice McQuillen, longtime New Hampshire Sunday News reporter-photographer and Manchester Union Leader Veteran's Page editor, who died in 1981.
Kaye and her husband travelled extensively, both internationally and domestically. Later travels included the children, who were exposed to many different countries and cultures.
Catherine was president of the PTA at St. Casimir School, as well as fundraising chairman. She was also a Lions Club Auxiliary member and Cub Scout den mother.
She was a voracious reader who also enjoyed crossword puzzles and caring for her dogs. Gardenias were Kaye's favorite flower. She was known for her sharp mind and keen wit. She will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother.
Family members include her daughters; Maureen of Dorchester, Mass., and Christine of Auburn; her son; Scott of Manchester; two grandchildren, Colin and Liam McQuillen of Manchester; her sister, Patricia Anne Galvin of Florida and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her sister, Ellen Galvin Marino and brothers Brendan "Mickey" Galvin and James Francis Galvin.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union St., corner of Concord Street, Manchester.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Saint Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell St., Manchester.
Private interment will take place in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, at a later date.
For more information or to view the online guest registry, please visit: www.connorhealy.com.
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 28, 2012