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Kathryn Olivia “Katie” Haggerty

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Kathryn Olivia “Katie” Haggerty who passed unexpectedly at her Tewksbury residence on Saturday, December 3rd. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Kathryn Olivia Haggerty was loved from the first moment of her existence by her mother and father, Lisa and Paul. She was a beautiful baby, adored by Auntie Jen and Uncle Brian, and by Mae and Poppy; by Nana and all the Haggerty aunts, uncles and cousins. Later she found joy in her sister, Beth, and her cousins Andrew and Aiden, who lost their precious Katie too soon. Katie was kind and sweet. She enjoyed the absurd and could be funny and goofy with her friends. Often she would text “mumma” silly things she found on the internet. She enjoyed going on weekend adventures with her dad. Katie was tall and beautiful, a graceful free spirit. She taught herself to hoop and enjoyed showing off her skills. Her mother will always remember the peaceful expression on her face as she twirled her hoops around herself, turning and moving, happy. She loved, among many things, Shiba Inu dogs; her cat, Kit, whom she adopted from a rescue shelter; music festivals; Harry Potter; her collection of boots; binging shows on Netflix; all kinds of music; using social media; and spending time with her boyfriend, Peter Mirata, and her best friends, Denisha Johnson and Matt Grant. She graduated in 2014 from Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield.

“Katie” is the adored daughter of Lisa M. Stefano of Tewksbury, formerly of Winthrop & Paul F. Haggerty of Methuen, formerly of Somerville. She is the cherished sister of Elizabeth Mae “Beth” Haggerty of Tewksbury and the devoted granddaughter of Frederick & Mary Stefano of Winthrop & the late Eleanor & Roger Haggerty. She is the sweet & gentle godchild & niece to Jennifer S. & Brian T. Becker of Pelham, N.H. & James O’Leary of Sharon, MA. She is also lovingly survived by her cousins, Andrew J. & Aiden F. Becker of Pelham, NH & aunt and uncle; Julie and Kenneth and cousins; Vikki and Michael of New Hampshire; aunt Desiree Hayes, cousin Rita Hayes and her wife Rose Angelo, of Methuen; aunt Elaine Rettman and cousins Erik and Daniel Rettman, of Methuen; uncle Craig of Methuen and cousin Jennifer of Revere, formerly of Malden  and uncles John and James, of Methuen. “Katie” shared a special relationship with her, feline companion “Kit”. Interment will be held privately.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, December 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home


Will be Private

Remembrances may be made to Nevins Farm / MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844

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  1. Sally Thomason
    Dec 15 2016

    Lisa and Family ~ I just read about your unfathomable loss. The sky is crying and hearts so heavy with sadness. May you be surrounded by family, friends, love and understanding this Christmas, to help ease your aching hearts. I love you, Lisa… I’m so, so very sorry. There are no words. You are in my thoughts and my heart, always. With love. Sally

  2. Drew
    Dec 8 2016

    I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it to her service today. I tried. She will always be in my thoughts always and forever

  3. Lisa Gill Howard
    Dec 7 2016

    My condolences and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. I will pray that your strength and faith guide you.

  4. Karen and Al Spinali
    Dec 7 2016

    We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our condolences. Paul, whenever we crossed paths you always spoke so highly of your girls. Our deepest condolences my friend.

  5. Michelle (Mercier) Bernard
    Dec 7 2016

    Lisa and Paul,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Katie. I can not imagine what you are both going through. I have been a friend of Lisa since middle school and had Katie in girl scouts. She was always a shining star. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. She is in heaven now. I know words cant help you, I will continue to pray for Katie and you both.

  6. Jim OLeary
    Dec 7 2016

    Dear Paul, Lisa and all those who loved Katie, I am so sorry for this heartbreaking loss. I’ve never forgotten the time I watched baby Katie the day of Jen and Brian’s wedding. The first time I watched a baby, and it was a true gift to participate in your joy. Taken too soon. Peace to her, and to you all.

  7. Janyce and Lexi Lever
    Dec 7 2016

    Katie was a beautiful young girl taken from us too soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this difficult time. May God hug her tightly and help guide her through her new journey in heaven.

    Janyce and Lexi Lever

  8. Barbara Fielding Tape
    Dec 7 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss…I know this must be devastating to you & your entire family. Be strong, and God has taken your baby to live with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven where we all will meet again. Please convey my condolences to Jenn, and your parents. May she forever RIP

  9. Linda & Jesse Costa
    Dec 7 2016

    My husband and I cannot begin to express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Although I did not know Kathryn I knew her grandmother very well as I am her first cousin on the Casella side and can only believe she was as nice and sweet as her grandmother.
    I hope you will fnd comfort in the fact that she most undoubtedly is in heaven at Gods side and in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

    Linda & Jesse Costa

  10. Alisha Henri
    Dec 7 2016

    With gratitude for all of the Angels surrounding and supporting all of you during this time of incredible grief and change, knowing your beloved Katie will be watching over you and will greet you when it’s your time to walk on into the Light of Love.

  11. Lindsey
    Dec 6 2016

    Dear Haggerty family , I’m so sorry for your loss my condolences go out to your family and all of Katie’s friends. I met Katie in my freshman year at Northeast metro technical high school in Wakefield MA. I started hanging out with her and a few others in our friend group we would laugh about the silliest things and listen to music. She always had funny stories and brightened up my days in the moments I was able to share with her. I am so lucky to have met her she truly is a beautiful beautiful soul and I just want her to know how much I miss her and love her. I am looking forward to meeting your beautiful family, if anyone every needs anything at all I will be right here.

    Love Lindsey Androvett

  12. Kerri and Tim Jusczak
    Dec 6 2016

    To all of you,
    Tim and are so saddened by this unexpected loss. Our hearts are broken for all of you. May you find comfort and peace in the beautiful memories of Katie.
    With love,
    The Jusczak Family

  13. Jill Queenan-Gaudreau
    Dec 6 2016

    Lisa & Paul:
    I cannot imagine the pain and loss you are both feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless Katie and God Bless the both of you.

  14. Kathy (Buonopane) Carabine
    Dec 6 2016

    May time and happy memories ease your pain and may you find joy in the good times. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  15. Stacey Goldberg
    Dec 6 2016

    Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family

    Love, Stacey

  16. Seana
    Dec 6 2016

    Jen, Brian, Andrew, Aiden & family,

    I was so sorry to hear this news. You and yours are in my prayers as you try and get through this tragic time.

    With love,
    Seana & Logie

  17. Beth Del Vecchio
    Dec 6 2016

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Katie.
    Sincerely, Beth and Stephen Del Vecchio

  18. Karen Letavish
    Dec 6 2016

    My heart aches for you, I am sorry for your loss. I hope you’ll remember you have friends who will listen and care and I am one of them. You are in my thoughts every step of the way.

  19. Laura Hodge
    Dec 6 2016

    I just do not know what words of comfort I can offer; however, I want you to know that you are in my heart and my prayers. I cannot even pretend to understand what you are going through, but I know you will take every necessary step to care for yourself and your family throughout this beyond-all-comprehension difficult time.I send white light, healing energy, and love to you and all who love Katie.
    Love, Laura

  20. katherine a hetherton
    Dec 6 2016

    Dear Haggerty Family,

    I cannot even find words to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. It feels like yesterday that Katie, Kelly Russo and I were all playing in the maze from sunrise to sunset. I remember playing in Kelly’s backyard and dancing to music and constantly ending the night by making cookies and watching movies. She was one of my very first friends when I moved to Winthrop and I was so lucky to have my best friend around the corner. She was full of life and adventure that I will keep close forever. If you ever need anything we live right around the corner, I am so sorry.

  21. Sande Sole
    Dec 6 2016

    My most heartfelt condolences form the too-early loss of your daughter Katie. To the entire family, rest on Jesus, cry to God, for comfort and support. I cannot begin to imagine your pain and sorrow. The entire family is in my thoughts and on my prayer list for comfort.

  22. Kathy Barajas
    Dec 6 2016

    Another angel got her wings. May she rest in paradise in God’s arms.

  23. Mike Jewett
    Dec 6 2016

    I met Katie through her working at a store in Winthrop. She was always very sweet and kind. She’ll be sorely missed.

  24. Steven Gold
    Dec 6 2016

    My family and I are deeply saddened for your loss. There are no words that are adequate at times like this so I’ll keep this brief.

    We hope you find comfort in the fact that your daughter will always live in your hearts and the hearts of all those she touched.

    Steve & Andrea Gold

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