Katherine “Kay” (Moran) Maheady, a guest at Little Flower Manor, 200 South Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre and formerly of Chestnut Avenue, Kingston, passed away September 7 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born March 8, 1933 in Kingston, Kay was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marguerite Gallagher Moran. She was a graduate of Kingston High School. Kay was employed as assistant to the Kingston Magistrate and was co-owner of Book Swap stores in Edwardsville, Wyoming and Scranton. She was a parishioner of St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Kingston and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Kay loved to sing, write poetry, read novels, solve crossword puzzles, and care for her children and grandchildren. She and her husband Donald celebrated 62 years of marriage in 2017. She was preceded in death by husband Donald and sisters Mary Therese Crossin and Eileen Bradley. She is survived by children Joseph Maheady, Thomas (Catherine) Maheady, Marguerite (Thomas) Cherry, James Maheady, Maureen (Scott) Brady; grandchildren Joseph (Brianne) and Sarah Maheady; Keith and Katherine Cherry; Kayla, Sean, Colleen and Allison Brady; one great-grandson Joshua Maheady; cousin Mary Nancy Kelley, several nieces and nephews. The Maheady family would like to thank the staff of Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital ER, CV-ICU, 8East and 5East and Heartland Hospice for their professional and compassionate care. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to a visitation with the family Monday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 416 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church, Maple Avenue, Kingston. Those planning to attend the Mass are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will follow the Mass in St Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Memorial contributions in Kay’s name may be made to Little Flower Manor, 200 South Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702. To express condolences to the Maheady family, please visit www.hughpboyleandsonfuneralhomeinc.com.
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