Official Obituary of

Kathleen Grace (Toner) Blair

October 7, 1955 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Kathleen Blair Obituary

In Loving Memory of Kathleen Grace Blair

Kathleen Grace Blair, lovingly known as Kathy, passed away on September 3, 2023, in the comfort of her home in Wellfleet, MA. Born on October 7, 1955, to the late Alfred and Grace Toner, Kathy's journey through life was marked by unwavering love, generosity, and boundless compassion. She has left a lasting mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Michele Bogdan, and her husband, Michael Bogdan, as well as her devoted son, Matthew Blair, and his partner, Molly Avellar. She leaves behind her sister, Ann Darakjy, and her husband, Brian Darakjy, along with her sister-in-law, Gayle Clancy, and her husband, Dana Clancy. Preceded in death by her brother, Peter Toner, Kathy carried his memory in her heart throughout her life. Kathy's love extended to her partner, James Perry, and her former husband, Roland Blair, who both held a special place in her heart. Her beloved cat, Willow, was also a source of comfort and companionship in her life.

Kathy's memory will forever be cherished by her nieces and nephews, Amy LeBlanc, Peter Toner, Jessica Darakjy, Meaghan Foster, David Darakjy, Kelley Darakjy, Dana Clancy, her many grandnieces and grandnephews, and countless friends who were touched by her warmth and kindness.

A resident of Braintree, MA, for over 60 years, Kathy spent her final years in the tranquility of her Wellfleet home. She was a graduate of Braintree High School and Massasoit Community College, embarking on a fulfilling career that began at Grass Instruments in Braintree. Kathy's selflessness led her to work as a caretaker in various capacities, culminating in her role as a Community-Based Day Support Instructor at The Arc of the South Shore, where she dedicated herself to helping others until her retirement in 2016.

Kathy's love for nature was evident in her role as a self-proclaimed plant advocate. She found solace and joy in her garden, nurturing plants and creating a haven for birds. Her green thumb and love for the natural world were a testament to her nurturing spirit.

Known for her generosity, Kathy had an innate talent for finding treasures, and her joy was in sharing her bounty with those she held dear. She treasured moments spent with family and friends, always putting their happiness above all else.

Kathy's caring nature knew no bounds. She had a unique gift for making people laugh until it hurt, and her infectious laughter and vibrant spirit brought joy to countless lives. There was simply no one better than Kathy, and her memory will forever be a source of inspiration and comfort.

Kathy Blair was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love, laughter, and kindness will continue to shine brightly in our hearts. May she rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the beauty of the plants and birds she adored.

"The beauty of a life well-lived never fades; it continues to inspire and guide us."

All who knew and loved her are invited to greet her family during visiting hours at the Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street in Braintree, on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 8:30 – 11:00 AM. A service/burial will follow at Blue Hills Cemetery. Colorful attire is encouraged to celebrate the life of this radiant woman.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Community Based Day Support (CBDS) program at The Arc of the South Shore.

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September 9, 2023

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Mortimer N. Peck Funeral Home
516 Washington st
Braintree, MA 02184

September 9, 2023

11:15 AM
Blue Hills Cemetery 700 West St. Braintree, Braintree Peck Funeral Homes, Washington St. Braintree


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