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MAYER, Kevin M. Age 19, passed away suddenly, March 24, 2015. Beloved son of Christopher Mayer and Donna Brown and brother of Emily, Abby and Caroline Mayer. Kevin was a student, an a cappella singer, a dog-lover and Disney enthusiast. Despite spending the majority of his life full of love, joy and child-like enthusiasm, Kevin had been battling with depression for the past year. Kevin Mayer was a graduate of Boston Latin School and matriculated to Northeastern University. As a sophomore at Northeastern he was majoring in Communications and Film Studies. In addition to his parents and sisters, Kevin leaves his grandparents Jocelyn and Peter Inzana and Diane Mayer, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends including his close cousin Bobby Croke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kevin's memory to the Boston Latin School Association, Kevin Mayer '13 Fund, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115 or to the Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research at When donating online, please select "Other" in the Designation box and then enter "Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research.". Visiting hours in the O'Brien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester St. SOUTH BOSTON, Friday from 4-8PM. Funeral Mass in Gate of Heaven Church, 615 East Fourth St., South Boston, Saturday at 10:00AM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Relatives and friends are invited to attend all services.

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March 19, 2019
As a parent, member of the Boston Latin school community, and Northeastern faculty I expect that I will always, as I have for the last four years, keep Kevin and his family in my thoughts and in my heart.
My hope and prayer is that you, Kevin's parents and sisters, have found some solace, peace, and acceptance of this tremendous loss that you have had to bear.
Mary Carney
January 19, 2018
I just watched Sing it on, and while I didnt know Kevin his passion and sweet nature were evident from the show. I wish his family all the best, the impact of his life on those of his friends is evident and he will clearly be very missed by those that loved and knew him. I hope his family find some comfort in knowing that he touched many lives, those who knew him personally and those who saw him in the series.
December 20, 2017
So sorry for your loss
Alex Glendinning
January 19, 2017
In memory of Kevin Mayer. Prayers to his family and friends. His spirit lives on.
November 27, 2016
So so sad but Kevin has just gone to join the other angels to sing ❤❤
Big love and hugs to all who new and loved him xxx
Lizzie Mead
September 5, 2016
I just watched "Sing It On" and wanted to add my condolences. It's hard to understand such a young death but I hope people remember the joy he had from music and singing.
Bud Schory
August 8, 2016
So sad for you and your family. RIP x
D Warden
August 6, 2016
RIP. Love watching you sing. Prayers for you and family x
Elaine Quinn
July 23, 2016
So sad to hear about Kevin's departure he had a beautiful voice, i am glad that they filmed him on sing it on, there you may always see just how talented and bright he was. much love to you all. He will always be in my thoughts and in all or hearts. xo <3 Bex
Rebecca Harlen
March 13, 2016
Kevin and his family remain very much in my heart and mind and always will.
Mary Carney
BLS parent
March 11, 2016
I've been thinking about you a lot over the past few weeks, because I know it's coming up on the one year mark. It sucks that people never realize the impact they have on people's lives. I know we were never great friends, but you were someone I saw every school day for five years. You were one of the most genuine people I have ever met. From turning around in eighth grade chorus just to annoy me, to surviving latin and chemistry, to sassing me about how I wasn't allowed to harmonize with you because it "wasn't duet week on American Idol", to begging me to play a song on ukelele even though I told you a million times I didn't know how to play the uke.

I have always thought of you fondly. I just wish you saw how many people miss you.
December 22, 2015
After watching the show "Sing it On", I feel truly and deeply heartbroken for Kevin and his friends and family. Although I never received the honor of meeting him personally, it was easy for me to see how truly kind, selfless and genuine he was. I want to offer my heartfelt condolences and prayers to Kevin's friends and family.
September 26, 2015
Keep shining.
Hattie Ruleman
September 21, 2015
Rest in peace sweet boy, my thoughts and prayers to your immediate family and also to the family you joined with in song. Although you will be so very missed, blessed be knowing that you are now at peace.
Shine W
September 19, 2015
I never knew Kevin personally, but like many others I heard about his passing on the show Sing It On and my heart is broken for his friends and family. I feel the world has truly lost someone special. You are all in my prayers tonight, and I'm so very sorry for your loss.
September 18, 2015
Kevin is not gone, he has just changed rooms. Yes, he left his physical body here. This is the physical plain. But Kevin simply moved to the NEXT plain, the spiritual plain. And, in the not too distant future, the two ( physical and spiritual) will be reunited again. Never to be separated again. He will be whole and healed and healthy. He will never again be divided, he will continue to grow and learn for all eternity. Yes, he is MISSED, but he and his loved ones WILL be reunited.
September 12, 2015
I just watched the series "Sing It On" and I was deeply moved by Kevin's kindness and I am terribly sorry for the loss those close to him have felt.
September 9, 2015
Alisha Huggins
September 8, 2015
I watched Sing It On on Netflix and I loved the dynamic Kevin brought to the group. I may not have know him personally but I am deeply sorry for the loss. Prayers and condolences to the family and friends
July 25, 2015
Thinking of Kevin and his family every day and, especially, as we mark the fourth month since his passing.
You are in my prayers daily.
Much love,
Mary Carney
Parent of John, BLS '12, Wolftone
Mary Carney
July 12, 2015
Dear Donna and family,We very sorry for the loss of Kevin.Although we never had the honor of meeting him we have learned that he was a kind,talented,funny,brilliant,compassionate,loving young man.He touched many people whose lives were definetley made better by meeting him.We send our deepest sympathies to your entire family and will remember him in our prayers. John and Diane Reilly West Roxbury
John Reilly
July 10, 2015
I watched Sing it on and that was my favorite show you will be missed
Ray Sam
July 3, 2015
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
June 30, 2015
Godspeed, Kevin.
j t
June 30, 2015
I just watched Sing It On & Kevin was loved very much. My heart goes out to all that knew him & I pray that his Spirit lives on through music. God has him wrapped in his arms.
Micole Cooper
June 30, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Please know your son touched the life of someone he never met.
June 26, 2015
My thoughts and prayers. I just watched the Sing It On episode with the news of Kevin's passing. My daughter has also been battling depression and anxiety very bad this past year so this episode touched me personally. Just wanted to know that love was being sent your way from Niles, MI.
Kim Johnson
June 25, 2015
So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I didn't know him personally, just saw him on the show,"Sing It On". Prayers lifted up for you & your family.
Cathy Tucker
May 14, 2015
Just heard this news, and Chris, I am so very sorry to hear of this loss that you and your family are enduring. I can't imagine anything worse than losing a child. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Jen Dreyer
May 7, 2015
RIP Kevin. I haven't been in South Boston for a while, I returned today and heard about your passing. When I heard your name I figured it was someone else that I didnt know. It is truly unbelievable. We played basketball and hockey together years ago. You always showed up with a big smile and a big heart, you also put a smile on my face numerous times. I really am in disbelief. Although we went our separate ways, as many of us do in southie, u were a part of many people's lives and whether you knew it or not, you held a positive impact on a lot of us. Can't believe your gone bro. Your memory and smile will live on forever, through me and many others. Love You Bro, God bless and may your soul RIP. Until we meet again!
April 26, 2015
Dear Chris and family. I just heard this terrible news and wanted to extend the sincere condolences of my family and I. Having lived thru the death of a child I can relate and empathize with what you're going thru. I hope you can find strength in God and each other to get thru this ordeal. Denis Frechette
April 5, 2015
Dear Mayer Familyall of you continue in my thoughts and prayersand wonderful memories and pictures of Kevin in the BLS hallways, in the theatrical productions, singing in the Wolftoneshis loss must be terrible and unimaginable and I hope that you find peace, meaning, communion in expected and unexpected placesAnne Barrett mother of Martha Robertson BLS 2013
April 5, 2015
To Chris and Family, I am so very sorry to learn of your tragic loss. May loving memories give you comfort in this time of grief and beyond. With sympathy, MaryAnn Campisano
MaryAnn Campisano
April 1, 2015
Dear Donna and the Mayer Family,

I'm was deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of your handsome son, Kevin. My heart goes out to you and your family during this devastating time in your life.
Nancy McCafferty
April 1, 2015
Donna, Chris and family,
The packed church at Kevin's beautiful Mass on Saturday is a testament to the love and respect so many have for him and all of you. He remains in our memories as a bright young gentleman, funny and kind, raised in a fun and loving household. Praying that you will find some peace in this saddest of times.
- Lisa and Joe Keaney and family
March 31, 2015
Mayer Family,
We were lucky to have met Kevin on a few occasions and could see his special light. His Northeastern friends care about him very much. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers always.
Catherine & Mike Lebovitz
March 30, 2015
Chris, Donna & Family,

Maria and I are so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember fondly swapping stories of our sons' adventures and experiences, especially the "hockey parent" moments. I hope you find comfort in those cherished parent-son memories. May God bestow his blessings abundantly upon your family during this difficult time and may God grant Kevin's beautiful soul eternal peace.

Kevin, Maria, Nolan & Andrew Driscoll
March 30, 2015
Donna, I am so, so sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family.
Kristin Carlson
March 29, 2015
Dear Donna and Chris,
We are so sad to hear of your tragic loss. We haven't seen Kevin in years but remember fondly his sunny little smile around town and at his older sisters' games down the soccer field. We remember the bubbly affection amongst all your kids. There was clearly a lot of love in your family. Please know that you and your daughters will remain in our thoughts and prayers for a long time.

-- Maureen and Chris Mackin
March 28, 2015
Dear Donna and Chris,
We are weeping with broken hearts for you and your family. Kevin brought light and joy to us with his angelic voice and twinkling blue eyes. I will never forget the first time I heard Kevin solo at a Wolftones concert - not just music, but pure sweetness filled the hall. Kevin's love of life was palpable and his smile infectious. May you be comforted by Kevin's memory in your mourning and may the Lord grant you peace. May Kevin's memory be a blessing forever. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Jill and Eswar
March 28, 2015
I am a BLS parent, '01, '12, and '14. My son sang in the Wolftones with Kevin. I have so many memories of enjoying Kevin's amazing performances and presence on stage in the auditorium and the black box. I also work at Northeastern, with some of Kevin's Noreaster's friends. All of you will be always in my heart and prayers.
Mary Carney
Mary Carney
March 28, 2015
Donna & Chris,

My deepest sympathies and condolences for your unimaginable loss.
Mike Foley
March 28, 2015
Our daughter was a friend of Abby's at BLS and Chris coached her Southie soccer team a few years ago. We didn't know Kevin but our hearts are breaking for you all at this terrible time. May Kevin rest in peace and may God give you all the strength to go on .
The Kerr Family
March 28, 2015
Donna and family,
Our hearts are broken for you and our prayers and thoughts go with you as you mourn the loss of Kevin.
The Ryan - Vallely family
Kitty Ryan
March 28, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing, he was a great person and my daughter Michaela will always have great memories of him. God Bless.
Colvin Family
March 28, 2015
Peace and grace.
March 28, 2015
Dear MayerBrown Family,
Kevin was a wonderful person and everyone in our family loved him dearly. My prayers are with your family that you may be able to find peace and remember the good times.

Renee Jozanovic's aunt Anne

Renee Jozanovic's aunt, Anne
March 28, 2015
Dear Family,

You have our support at this very difficult time. We share your sadness at the news of Kevin's passing.

Warmest regards,

Cynthia, Chris, Emma & Jack Murray
Formerly of Arlington MA
March 28, 2015
Donna,Chris, Emily, Caroline & Abby, Myself and all my family are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We're all thinking of you - Lil Brown & family
March 28, 2015
Depression is a serious issue, that is so easily hidden... no one wants to admit they are struggling w/ their own mind.. He was discontent, there was nothing anyone could do to change that. But I truly believe, he is as happy as he's ever been. I recently lost 2 of the closet people to me with in a 3 month span... I read a book that said given the choice to come back, they'd choose to stay in Heaven, because they are the best and happiest version of themselves and at such peace. Divine Alignment was the book, please read it. It brought me a lot of comfort - plus kept my mind off the nightmare I was in the middle of. I believe they are as happy as they've ever been.. it just stinks for those of us left behind... I will ask God and Kevin to provide your family with the strenght to get through this one day at a time.. one minute at a time if need be. I am so sorry.
Michelle Talbot
March 27, 2015
Chris and family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Mike and Ann Gallagher
March 27, 2015
Cannot fathom your pain. Kevin and my son were seniors and friends in 2012. They were Princes in "Into The Woods," they were members of the Wolftones. So many parallels. Your son was a star in every way, and I'm sure he will continue to shine from above. God Bless.
March 27, 2015
Donna, Chris & The Girls,

I am so sorry to hear about Kevin. May you find commfort with all the memories you have of your son/brother. Prayers to all
Kathleen (Dutchy) Kenneally
March 27, 2015
Chris and family -
My sincerest condolences. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dara Warn
March 27, 2015
RIP Kevin! Anyone who is part of MYC knows that we are a family and we have lost one of our own. You will be missed and loved forever.
Hiba Kafel
March 27, 2015
Chris, Donna and Family May you find comfort in loving memories. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

Rodriguez Family
Amalia Mena
March 27, 2015
Chris and family,

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your son, Kevin. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Patrice Sneyd
March 27, 2015
Donna, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.
Chrissy (CIC)
March 27, 2015
I am so, so sorry for your loss.
March 27, 2015
Having raised four boys in South Boston, you know there is always disparaging chatter between and directed at others. In Kevin's case NOT ONE BAD WORD was ever said to or heard about this fine young man! Coaches and grown ups could see that; but I don't think even Kevin had any idea how much respect and admiration he had from his peers, even those I'm sure he did not associate with . . We could only hope to tell God when our time comes that we lived as well and properly as Kevin. This in all is a tragic loss but a tribute to a fine young man and a nurturing family. God Bless.
A parent
March 27, 2015
having raised four boys in South Boston, I know there is no shortage of talk between the kids, usually dramatic or bad concerning "what so and so said" "Do you know what he did ? In Kevins case, NOT ONE WORD was ever said against this young man. While The grown ups amongst us would obviously see it, He himself probably had no idea how much respect and admiration he had from his peers,; even those he may not have called friends; that is a true indicator of what a person he was...and what a family he has. This is a tragic loss. If only we can tell God when our time comes that we have lived as well as Kevin
A parent
March 27, 2015
My hearts and prayers are with your family I cannot imagine the pain. I am so sorry and thinking of your family as you go through this impossible journey of loss. May Kevin Rest in Peace.
March 27, 2015
Chris,Donna and family, There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for you right now. Please know that you are in our prayers. Connolly family
Tom kristen Connolly
March 27, 2015
Dear Chris, Donna, and Family,

Gar, James and I send our deepest condolences, and are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Much love,

Missy Staples Thompson
March 27, 2015
Donna, my heart goes out to you and your husband. Please accept my sincere condolences. May your son rest in peace.
Richard Giordano
March 27, 2015
Donna, Chris and family,
Praying for the strength you will all need in the coming minutes, hours, days and years. Kevin was a kind, sweet boy and young man raised in a wonderful family.
March 27, 2015
Dear Chris and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Patricia Evans
March 27, 2015
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May the love of family and friends bring some comfort to you during this time of grief.
Joel Swanson
March 27, 2015
Donna and family. I am so sorry for your great loss. Please know that you are all in my prayers. God Bless you all!!
Jean Frost
March 27, 2015
Dear Donna:

Please accept my most sincere condolence.

Paul Chan (MHIC)
March 27, 2015
Dear Donna, Chris and family - We are so sad to hear of the loss of Kevin. He was such a loving, genuinely good man. We know there's nothing we can say to help with the pain but we want you to know that we are heartbroken for you and would do anything to help you through this time.
Czar Family
March 27, 2015
peace and love
March 27, 2015
Chris, Donna, Emily, Abbey and Caroline,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I cant even begin to imagine how you are feeling right now. Kevin was loved and will be greatly missed. You all will be in my prayers. I love you all.

Dannielle Croke
March 27, 2015
Dear Michael,
I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family at this time of deep sorrow. May the memories of Kevin help give you strength as you grieve. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ann Scott
March 27, 2015
Chris, Donna and family,

We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rick Delahanty and Terri Black
March 26, 2015
Dear Donna, Chris and family,

Peace, prayers and love to each of you, and God bless wonderful Kevin. Our hearts are heavy for your sorrow.
Paul and Mary Jo Keaney
March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015
Chris,Donna and the family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and watch over all of you during the days ahead. Kevin is an angel in Heaven!
The Barrett Family
March 26, 2015
Though I did not know Kevin, and do not know you, I teach young people, and am moved and saddened by Kevin;s passing. No words can give comfort now, but I pray and wish for your strength, courage, and hope, plus healing as time goes on. God Keep You
March 26, 2015
One of the most tragic experiences for a teacher is the loss of a student. For two years, I saw him every week day, I heard him speak with clarity, laugh with sparkle, move with the long, quick steps of youth. When I came upon him singing in the hall,the air echoed with his joy.

My heart breaks for him and for you, his family, and for all that he loved.

Jesse Diamond
March 26, 2015
Dear Chris, Donna and Family,

There are no words that will ever express how sorry we are for your loss. You all have our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. RIP Kevin.

Paula, Steve, Connor, Emma and Grace Giallongo
March 26, 2015
The words are just not enough to express our deepest sympathy .. Jennifer calling from Ireland to inform us about Kevin and we started remembering all his funny ways. Playing hockey, Gatey, but most memorable his Harry Potter impersonations. He truly made us laugh. Our prayers are with you, Chris and the girls. It is such a heartbreaker - again our deepest sympathy.
David, Linda, Kasey, Dave, Jenny and Joe
March 26, 2015
Donna & family
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I hope, in time, you will find some comfort in the memories of the 19 years you had together.
Lisa Soli
March 26, 2015
Chris, Donna, and family

We feel privileged to have met Kevin and experienced his warmth and kindness. He was a genuine young man with a kind soul and a bright smile. Our sincere condolences to the entire family.
Jason and Leah Derr
March 26, 2015
Dear Chris and Donna,
I'm so deeply sorry for your loss of Kevin. He was a friend of my daughter's, Olivia Callanan, they played soccer and went to BLS together. Olivia is devastated as am I. I remember Kevin from the soccer games. He was a wonderful, kind, young man. May he find peace in the arms of God. I will pray for your family during this tragedy. Regards, Margaret and Olivia
March 26, 2015
There are no words. Our hearts are broken for you. We are so sorry to hear this news. Sending love to you. Diana Drucker & Tommy Torrens
Diana Drucker
March 26, 2015
To Chris, Donna & The Girls -
When someone so bright, so talented, so personable is taken from us too young, our stunned thoughts turn sadly to 'what might have been'. To comfort ourselves, perhaps we focus on 'what was' and the joy, laughter, and great experiences we had with such a fine, young man. With these happy memories, we hope that a youthful, vibrant Kevin will always be with us to brighten all our family gatherings.

With all our love and wishes for healing,
The Blakeleys
March 26, 2015
We are so deeply, deeply sorry to hear of your loss. We will hold Kevin in our thoughts and prayers.

With sympathy, Kirsten & Ahmad Namini
March 26, 2015
My dear Chris, Donna and girls,

I was so very sorry to hear about Kevin. Please know I am sending my love.

Emily Anne (Mayer) Staples Tuttle
- Kevin's great aunt.
March 26, 2015
To the family of Kevin Meyer, we are deeply, deeply sorry for your lost. Kevin attended elementary and high school with my dauyghter.
Our prsyers sre with you
ONeal to
March 26, 2015
The Mayer Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. The Nagle Family
March 26, 2015
Donna, Chris and Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Julie Attridge and Family
March 26, 2015
Marshmallow guns... 6th grade

Rest easy.
March 26, 2015
Dear Chris, Donna and family,

Loving thoughts to you and your family. My family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kerri, Steve, Daniel & Bridget Kosilla
March 26, 2015
Kevin was in my Environmental Science class, and I remember being blown away by his intelligence. I also knew that he was a talented acapella singer, and was a very kind, friendly person - I couldn't believe that someone could be good at so many things. I am so sorry for your loss. Kevin and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope he is now at peace.
Caroline Berens
March 26, 2015
Chris and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your unexpected loss. I am at a loss for the right words of solace at a time like this. Hope in the future the memories of Kevin will give you peace and comfort.

Bob Edmonston
March 26, 2015
Dear Chris and family, I am without words, my deepest sympathy and sorrow for your loss.
Stephanie Carrigg
March 26, 2015
Deepest sympathy to Kevin's family. He will always be remembered for his illuminating presence in the halls and from the stage of alma mater. Ave atque vale, frater.

The Boston Latin School Association
March 26, 2015
There are no words, our deepest sympathy for your loss. He will remain in our prayers,
the Jozanovic Family (Renee)
March 26, 2015
Having the pleasure of knowing Kevin since the young days at the Gate of Heaven School, we will always remember him as the kind, bright, energetic young man we all knew. We are keeping you all in our prayers and praying for his sweet soul to be at peace.
Betty, Haley, Shane Dillon
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