1974 - 2020
Brown & Hickey Funeral Home
36 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA
McLEAN, Kathleen Mary "Katie" Of Dover formerly of Belmont, August 15,1974 - May 16, 2020. Loving mama of Sophia Rocca, Mary Grace Rocca and Sam Rocca. Devoted daughter of Mary E. McLean of Belmont, MA. Daughter of Richard A. McLean and his wife Judith of Sandwich MA. Cherished sister of Richard E. McLean and his wife Ellen McLean of NH. Treasured sister and best friend to Beth A. Melanson and her husband Paul J. Melanson of Belmont, MA. "Auntie Katie" to William, Henry, James, Meagan, Connor, Brendan, and Max. Katie grew up in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High school. She studied Occupational Therapy at Mount Ida College. She loved her days teaching at Plymouth Nursery School and loved being called "Miss Kate" by the many little voices… but her true gift to the world was as a Reiki Master, teacher and healer. She loved white birch trees, so graceful and tall like her. Her business "Birch Tree Energy and Healing" was named as such: knowing that the birch tree is a sacred ladder spanning the gap between heaven and earth. She spent time living in Sudbury in "the little yellow house", loved hiking in the woods, walking on Wingaersheek beach and talking and laughing with her three babies: Sophie, Gracie and Sammy. She had a love for anything "Lilly", loved sunflowers, blue hydrangea's, warm wool socks and was never without Sage. She offered calmness and healing to anyone who she met with gratitude and grace. Katie had an energy and light that drew people to her. Her bright blue eyes, fiery red hair and smile is how we will think of and remember her. "Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain… opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging" Joseph Campbell. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private service and burial will be held for the immediate family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A fund for the children is being established and will be provided in the near future. Online guest book at www.brownandhickey.com

Published by Boston Globe from May 22 to May 31, 2020.
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Abigail Michaud
October 19, 2020
Still think of Katie so often .. such an amazing woman gone too soon ! With love and respect. Beth
Beth MacLellan
August 11, 2020

You and I were very close and will always have that special bond that we both understood and held dear. We had many beautiful memories and this picture from Wingaersheek needs to be shared. You are truly missed!

Love You,
James Nannery
June 4, 2020
May the God of comfort bring the family peace in this difficult time.
June 1, 2020
Katie, I hope that you knew the love, respect, and honor that we (me and my family) held for you and your family. You were blessed with so many gifts that you used to spread love, healing, and acceptance to all whom you met. Your kids meant everything to you, and Meghan loved babysitting for them when you lived so close to us. I wish you peace, my friend, and the love and support for your children will be here!
May 31, 2020
Jo Seymour
May 29, 2020
She was loved by so many people and still is loved. My sincere condolences to her children, siblings and parents.
May 29, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 29, 2020
Michelle Plakas-Kaiser
May 24, 2020
I am so blessed to have known you, Katie. You helped me through the toughest time in my life. You helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel During a very difficult time- from there we became friends, A friend I will never forget. A friend who's energy would light up any room, with that beautiful smile and those gorgeous blue eyes.

I am so sorry for your babies! They were your world.

I hope your beautiful soul rests in the sweetest peace, Katie.
Krystal Harrington
May 23, 2020
Katie - you were my first friend moving to Sudbury, so kind, welcoming and funny! I remember having so many laughs. You taught me Reiki to heal my own child. You helped me during such difficult years. You could light up a room and a true healer. Sending love to your family and children. You will be forever missed.
Jillian Higgins
May 23, 2020
Jillian Higgins
May 23, 2020
Katie, You were an amazing person who gave so much love. I am forever grateful for knowing you! I am so thankful I got to speak with you on the phone - with my Mom- a couple short weeks ago. Rest in peace. You will forever be in my heart!
May 22, 2020
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