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“Dear friends for almost 50 years, Kathy always got a kick out of telling people how our friendship took root. We had met at a party a few days...Read More »
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“Kathy was like an auntie to me growing up. An auntie who had the sweetest way of letting you know she loved you. Kathy was great at sharing her love...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Margaret Cunha - Friend

“So sorry to hear of cousin Kathy's passing. Wonderful old memories of our youth. ❤ ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sheila and Mike Hatch - Malden, MA

“A wonderful woman, mother, and friend. She will be greatly missed. RIP Mrs. Ickes ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Alain Haddad - North Reading, MA

“Our sincerest sympathies to Kathy's family. Kathy was the first Montrose Schoolmom that I met after moving to town. Our kids grew up together and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Pam Hart - Wakefield, MA - Friend

“Kathy was a friend since high school and was my date to the Sr. Prom. We dated a few times after high school, and remained good friends until this...Read More »
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Kathleen M. Ickes, 71, of Wakefield died Tuesday, July 4th at Curahealth of Peabody.

Born in Quincy on March 12, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Patrick and Mary (Simpson) Burke.

Kathy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1964. Before retiring she worked in town as an administrative assistant. Kathy was an avid Boston sports fan and would not miss watching the Patriots and Red Sox. Even though she had much to celebrate with her teams, her greatest joys, pride and laughter came from her six grandchildren. Kathy loved their visits and hearing about their own sports teams, enjoying their artwork they loved to share with her, hearing about their own interests, and what was happening with them at their schools.

She is survived by her caretaker James Ickes of Wakefield. Kathy was the loving mother of Ross P. Ickes and his wife Andrea of Wakefield, and her daughter Kerry C. Liard and her husband Roy of Millville. She was the sister of Mary Simpson of Wakefield. Kathy was also the beloved grandmother of her six grandchildren; Anna Cuevas, Luke, Nathan, and Emma Ickes, Addyson and Jameson Liard.

A funeral service for Kathy will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham.

There are no calling hours.