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Monica E. Kaestner
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  • Place of Promise
    P.O. Box 1132
    Lowell, MA 01853

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“My deepest condolences to all your love ones,I'll remember you and I and those middle school dances and the fact that you would remind me that we...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Brent Chambliss - Boston, MA

“My heart is breaking for the entire Kaestner family. I am so sorry. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Kelley - Middleton, MA

“So sorry, linda ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Mary hunt - Henderson ville, TN

“Dear Michael & Lori & Family, You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of Monica. It's terrible to hear about...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Frank & Maura Goodhue - Windham, NH

“I didn't know you, but I knew your parents and most of your extended family. I am sorry for their heartache and loss of your presence. I am sure you...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Kris VanNest - Londonderry, NH

Monica at Judith's house “Our hearts are broken for your loss and we express to your family our sincere and deepest condolences. Monica you had the ability to light up the...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Judith Smith-Utley - Lowell, MA

“Sending my sincere sympathy to Monica's family. A beautiful girl who's life was taken much too soon. I will always remember her younger years...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Petto-Moreschi - Everett, MA

“im devasted by this loss of one of my best friends.im really at a loss for word monica was everything to me for a long time rest in piece babe i love...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: kevin crichton - beverly, MA

“My prayers for Monica and the entire Kaestner family. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: John McNamara - Family Friend

“My sincere condolences on this loss to your family. May she rest in peace. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Janett King - Phoenix, AZ

“Mike,Lori,Keriann&GeoffI'm very Sorry for your loss of Monica. I'll always remember the little girl that came in to watch & chat ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Wilson - Peabody, MA

“Miss u u will be missed so much ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Naomi Brown - Lynn - Friend

“So sorry for your lose Monica was a great friend of mine she will defiantly be missed. Praying for you and her child. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Laura Evans - Everett, MA

“I am so sorry to hear about this and extend my sincere condolences to the Entire Kaestner family. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Tara Brooks - Lynnfield

“My heart is so heavy with sadness....this epidemic is out of control! I can't imagine what you are all going through. She has been suffering for so...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Dennesen - Wenham, MA

“Heartfelt hugs from my Mom and myself to all of you. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Barchard - Bonita Springs, FL

“My friend, you were the biggest & brightest smile in the room and the loudest welcome with open arms! Your hugs were real and so was your friendship....Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Angela Hirtle - Peabody, MA

“I am not good with words at times like these but I am terribly sad for your loss. My Condolences to all Monica's Family and Friends. I know she will...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: scott caldwell - Middleton, MA

“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


Monica E. Kaestner passed away on November 24, 2018. She was 33 years of age. Monica was born in Melrose on April 18, 1985, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 2003. Monica had been living in Lynn for many years and held various jobs throughout her career. She loved animals, Dunkin Donuts coffee, jewelry, music and the movie Dirty Dancing. In her early years Monica also enjoyed taking ski trips, boating, vacationing on Lake Winnipesaukee and traveling with her family.

She is survived by her parents Lori J. (Auld) Kaestner of Middleton and Michael J. Kaestner of Tewksbury, her daughter Kailey Kaestner, siblings Keriann Bleiler & her husband John of Peabody, Geoffrey T. Kaestner of Sarasota, FL and niece Elise Bleiler. She is the granddaughter of Lee Kaestner of FL & the late Jerry Kaestner and the late George & Donna Auld. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives & friends.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Place of Promise, P.O. Box 1132, Lowell, MA 01853 or www.placeofpromise.org or to Juvenile Diabetes, 60 Walnut St. #102, Wellesley, MA, 02481 or www.jdrf.org.