Catherine F (McCarthy) Cunningham

August 10, 1944 ~ February 10, 2022 (age 77)

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Cunningham, Catherine F. "Cathy" (McCarthy), passed after a long illness on February 10th surrounded by family at the age of 77.  Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Frances H. (Doherty) McCarthy.  She leaves behind her beloved son Leo P. Cunningham along with his wife Nicole and their children Chloe, William (Sanford) and Leo P. Cunningham, II. She also leaves her brother Leo McCarthy and his partner Nancy A Baynes of East Sandwich, her devoted friend Lucy Tramonte of Chelsea and loving Godson Domenic Saraceni.  She also leaves behind her nieces Charlene Trina and Jeannie May.  She was also pre-deceased by her brother James J "Icky" McCarthy

Well known in the community she worked in the service industry for many years. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and sense of humor.  Her personality allowed her to connect with all she met regardless of circumstance.  She will be missed. 

Friends and family are kindly invited to her Celebration of Life Ceremony in the Smith Funeral Home 125 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Thursday February 17th from 4-7PM.

Funeral Services and entombment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St. Boston, MA 02110  or at

Those attending visiting hours are reminded that the City of Chelsea Board of Health requires face coverings in all public spaces and reasonable social distancing is recommended.

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February 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
125 Washington Ave.
Chelsea, MA 02150

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