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“So sorry to hear about Katy. Prayers for all of you. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Bromley-Person - Foxboro, MA

“Sending prayers your way. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I cant beleive it! Sendingprayers andove to her whole family! ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Dawna - neighbor

“Michelle and Family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Loving prayers of strength are with you, at this most difficult time. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Valerie B - Manchester, NH

“I had the pleasure of working with Katy at BFD. She had the wonderful ability to find the simplest things funny, and if it made her laugh, she'd...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Ian Mackenzie - West Roxbury, MA

“Costello and Donovan Families, so sorry for your loss, Katy was a wonderful person. I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with each...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Angela Critell - Quincy, MA

“My deepest sympathy to you all! I have worked with Katy for the last 30 years! I will always remember our conversation in the ladies room - I will...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Mayo - Roxbury, MA

“Billy, I'm truly sorry to hear about Katy. Danny & I just want you to know we are thinking about you and the kids, and Katy's family. My thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Moore - Summerville, SC

“Katy, your amazing strength will not be forgotten. It will carry on and comfort everyone who loves you. You never gave up. You rest easy girl. My...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Kristin Spearing - AZ - Friend

“I worked with Kate at the Fire Dept. She was one of the three appointments made by Dick Finnegan from MRM I believe.. we were so pleased with her...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Mike Grigalunas - Stoughton, MA

“Dear Donovans, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, your wife. Please know that you're always in my prayers. Peace.Mrs. Keough ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Robin Keough - Dorchester

“My deepest condolences for the Donovan and Costello. Katy will be forever missed and our family will cherish all of our memories of her. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Doreen Moore-McCarthy - Fort Knox, KY

“Rest in peace my friend. Above all else you have been loved. Go ndiana Dia trocaire air a anam. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Murphy - Galway Ireland

“May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“My mother was a great person. I'm happy to have had her in my life. She was always there for me. She is not in any pain now. She was strong and she...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Laura Donovan - daughter

“We spend our warmest condolences. There are no good words at a time like this. We are thinking of you all with love. Take care of each other. RIP...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Florence Gapsis - Kula, HI

“I'm heartbroken for the Costello and Donovan families. Katy was an amazing friend and I will miss her...always. I'm so grateful to have been able...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Maureen Hayes-Gallagher - VA

“So very sorry for your loss...prayers to you all. RIP Katy, you will be missed. Tricia (Gillis) Senior ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Tricia Senior - Carver, MA

“Deepest Condolences ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Walsh-Romano - Rowley, MA


DONOVAN, Kathleen "Katy" (Costello). In South Boston, March 1st, died peacefully surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer.

Beloved wife of William F. Donovan.

Loving mother of Sean James Donovan, Robert William Donovan, and Laura Kathleen Donovan.

Cherished daughter of James and Helen Costello of South Boston.

Dear sister of Michelle Harrington and her husband John of South Boston, Claudia Costello of South Boston, and Tara Anton of Quincy.

Special aunt to Conor and Meghan Harrington, and Jamie and Brian Anton.

Katy worked for the Boston Fire Department for the past 32 years.

Visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, Monday 4-8 P.M.

Funeral Mass in St. Brigid Church. South Boston, Tuesday morning, March 7, at 10 A.M.

Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Katy's name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street, #104, Natick, MA 01760.

Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.