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“So sad to hear of Kathy's passing....remember elementary school with her in the 1970's...seems like yesterday even though almost 50 years ago...may...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Christopher Case - OAKLAND PARK, FL

“so sorry for the loss of a beautiful woman; remember her walking in Melrose with those big eyes and big smile; lisa, it must be so hard to loss...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: donna behrle - melrose, MA

“Sincerest condolences, sadness, and shock for the sudden loss of Kathy. I had seen her nearly on a weekly basis for I can't tell you how long! She...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Theresa DeLuca - Melrose, MA

“Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: George Norton - Peabody, MA

“My very deepest condolences to all of Kathy's family and friends. She was a hot ticket, I'll never forget her smile and sense of humor. She was taken...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Cerretani - Melrose

“So sorry for the loss of Kathy,to Suzanne & Lisa.Such a great person, Remember when she went to Grooming school for dogs & cats. A great waitress and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: frances fondulis - melrose, MA

“Lisa, Sincere sympathies sent for your way. Sending strength, love and wishing you peace. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Greg Sarni - Groton, MA

“My sincere feelings to all family and friends.Rest in Peace Kathleen Berner ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Cleo Couto Pereira - Framingham, MA

“My condolences to all of Kathys family. So sorry. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Giacalone - Neighbor

“Suzanne and LisaAs you can imagine we are at a loss for words. Our hearts go out to you both. If there is anything we can do, please reach out. ...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Rosemary Brennan-Christopher - MA

“Kathy was such a fun sweet and caring person. To my dear friend Lisa and family, I send you all of my love and prayers. May she rest in eternal...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Kathleen McNamara Liakos - MA

“Will miss you Kat. We had a lot of laughs and good chats. Not to mention our signing with Dan. RIP...love, the other Kat. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: KATHERINE PASCAL - DANVERS, MA

“Such a sudden loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. She was always such a lively spirit and always with a scratch ticket in...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Dorene Blanchard - Hudson, NH

“Sorry to hear of the families loss.may the God and father who binds up the broken-hearted, comfort strengthens and soothed all those who mourn.may...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy was a beloved coworker at Legal Seafoods in Burlington. I saw her a little over a week ago and her laugh was so infectious. Sending lots of...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Diana Peretti - Watertown, MA

“Lisa and Family, Sending my love to you and praying for your peace and comfort. Love, Maura ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Maura Jones - Waukon, IA - Friend

“Kid Memories of fun on Short Beach Nahant: Kathy always wore a bikini! She loved the water, especially floating on an inner tube. I remember she...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Camille Murphy - Gloucester

“So sorry to her this. She was such a fun loving person. Her smile would light up a room. Prayers for all, RIP Kathy! ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Kathleen Spencer - North Berwick, ME

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Kathleen A. Berner of Melrose, died on November 10, 2019, at the age 55. Kathleen was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1982. Kathleen was a lifelong Melrose resident. Miss Berner was a longtime waitress working at the Hilltop Restaurant in Saugus, Turner's Seafood in Melrose for over 5 years and at the Burlington Legal Seafood Restaurant for over 15 years. She will be dearly missed by all her family members, coworkers and friends. She enjoyed going out to local restaurants, going to Nahant Beach and taking walks around Horne Pond in Woburn. Kathleen loved spending time with her niece, nephew, family members and friends. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor and infectious smile. Kathleen was the beloved daughter of the late Ed & Jean (Nagle) Berner. Loving sister of Suzanne Berner of Chelsea, Lisa Larcom & her husband Michael of Danvers and the late Deborah J. Berner. Caring aunt of Jonathan & Natalie Larcom. Cherished companion of Keith Bachelor. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 2:00-5:00PM, followed by a funeral service at 5:00PM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose will be private.