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Kathleen M."Kitty" (Child) Valianti

Kathleen M."Kitty" (Child) Valianti
  • November 3, 1933 - January 18, 2018
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts

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“My dear classmate from St. Michael academy,class of 1951 was a gift from the Lord and was one of the nicest persons I have ever met.She was a bright...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“To my dear cousins Lisa, Stephanie and Jody-I will miss your wonderful mother my Aunt Kathy who I loved very much. She was such a special aunt always...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer Valianti - Family

“Dear Lisa, Stephanie, Jody and Family,Words can not express our sorrow for your great loss of your sweet, beautiful Mom. She was our little ray of...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Friot - Concord, MA

“Dear Lisa,Stephanie,Jody and Family:So sincerely sorry for your loss.Your mom was kind,caring and fun to be with.I have many memories of the good...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Maureen Cirillo-O'Brien - MA

“Dear, Lisa, Stephanie and Jody,I am so very sorry to hear about your mom's passing she was the best. There are a few unique people you encounter...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Helen Zereski - northborough, MA

“Lisa, Stephanie & Jody,We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mother. Please know that the girls and I are keeping you in our...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Maribeth Finn - Hudson, MA

“I am sorry to hear the passing of Miss Kitty. She truly was a kind, loving woman and a friend to all. My sincere condolences to the family and her...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kelly Shom - Rockland, MA

“The family of Kathy I sm deeply sad to hear of her passing she was the best to anyone who knew herI have many wonderful memories as I lived on Essex...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Jody and Family, Sending sincere sympathies to all of you during this very sad time. May keeping all the wonderful memories you have close to...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Laurie Logan (Costanzo) - MA

“Our sincere condolences to the family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Lisa, Stephanie and JodyThoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your mom was such a beautiful person. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Doug Peltak - Marlboro

“So very sorry to hear the news. She was a very sweet woman with a beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers for you all as you walk through these days...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Dave Cromarty - Boulder, CO

“Dearest Cousins,The words to express our sadness are hard to come by. Your Mom was such a part of our lives and was dearly loved. She and my mom set...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Martha Sherman - Norwell - Family

“Dear Lisa, Stephanie, Jody and families..........I am so sorry for your loss. She is forever in my heart and my mind......I am devastated by her...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Helene Turcotte - Chandler, AZ

“Kathy was one of those people that God sends down from heaven to enrich the lives of everyone they meet. In loving memory, Linda Hammer ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Hammer - Holden, MA


Kathleen Mary (Child) Valianti, 84, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital.
"Kitty", as she was affectionately known, was the loving and devoted wife of the late Joseph Stephen Valianti, who died in 1991.
Born and raised in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Laurence and Madeline (Lord) Child and the beloved sister of the late Patricia Foley.
Kathy was the devoted mother of Lisa O'Brien and her husband Joe of Boxborough, Stephanie Graham and her husband Bruce of Grafton and Jody Carpenter and her husband Brian of Paxton. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and she was the loving grandmother of Joey and Hayley O'Brien, Shannon and Chris Graham and Hannah, Emily, Noah and Drew Carpenter.
She was the sister-in-law of Massimo and Linda Valianti of Marlborough, who were two blessings in her life. She is also survived by her dear cousins and many loving nieces, nephews and her dearly cherished and devoted friends, who she considered family, including her former St. Michael's School classmates as well as her much loved neighbors on Greenwood St.
Kathy had a special place in her heart for her beloved friend and caregiver, Madison Diamond, who allowed her to live out her life to the fullest.
With a fondness for travel Kathy most enjoyed spending long summer days at the ocean with her family, with a special affinity for Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, MA.
She would especially want to thank all of her wonderful friends at Emerson and Marlborough Hospitals who provided such loving care and a special thanks to her physicians, Dr. Clifford Risk, Dr. Jon Dubois, Dr. James Weitzman and Dr. Neil Kluger. Their expertise allowed her to spend extra years with her grateful family and friends.
A lifelong Catholic, Kathy was a member of St. Bernadette Parish family. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernadette Church, 266 Main St., (Route 20) Northborough, MA, on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 am.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 3-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Beach St., Marlborough, MA