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Kathrine C. Ranere

October 25, 1947 - October 18, 2022


Obituary For Kathrine C. Ranere

Kathrine Coady Ranere, of Plymouth, MA, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on October 18, 2022 at age 74. Kathy is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. Stephen Ranere, and their children Suzanne Norris and her husband Jack of Cohasset, Stephen Ranere and his wife Kristen of Sudbury, and Kathrine Hughes and her husband Kit of Uxbridge. She was the proud Grammy of nine adoring grandchildren, Finley, Owen, Coady, Cooper, Cullen, Griffin, Oliver, Sidney and Kate. Kathy was born to William and Kathrine (Cyr) Coady and was sister to Karen Cuneo, Bill Coady, Nancy Coady-Carroll, Jane Helmer, James Coady and Marianne Heman. She is survived by many nieces and nephews that brought her much joy. Kathy was born in Fall River, MA and spent the happiest years of her life living in Belmont, MA where she and Steve raised their three children. She attended the Academy of the Assumption high school in Wellesley, the University of Massachusetts in Boston, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Nursing School in Newton. Kathy started her nursing career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and then transferred to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, MA, where she started its first dialysis unit. Her nursing career led her to take an active role in the administration of hospitals, and she later served as the Director of Marketing and Communications at Sancta Maria Hospital in Cambridge, MA. She won the prestigious Sword of Hope award for her article on malignant melanoma, and she co-authored a Massachusetts State House of Representatives Bill that introduced the concept of convalescent care. She was also on the board of the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts and managed the Massachusetts Junior Golf Girls State team. After retiring from her professional career, she continued her lifelong passion for learning. Her interests spanned many areas, including classical music, golf, Italian and Irish culture, great literature, and trivia. Ever the consummate entertainer, Kathy hosted countless holiday dinners and other festive occasions for generations of family and friends, often filling the room with music as she played her beloved piano. She and her husband were members of Oakley Country Club in Watertown, MA, and Foxfire in Naples, FL. Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00 pm at the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington, and to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at the Saint Joseph’s Parish, 130 Common St., Belmont at 11:00 am. Please go directly to the church. Interment will conclude at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in support of the Oncology department of Mt. Auburn Hospital, 330 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, MA.


23 Oct


02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
24 Oct

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM

St. Joseph Parish 130 Common St. Belmont, MA 02478 Get Directions »
24 Oct


12:30 PM

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Get Directions »
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  • 11/10/2022

    Dr. Ranere and family: Pat and I just became aware of the passing of your beloved wife and mother to your children, Katherine . We are sad at your loss and express our deepest Sympathy. May God bless her and your family. Pat and Dom Furia

  • 10/28/2022

    Deepest condolences and prayers to Steve and family. Ted Lally, old friend of Steve's from BC High days.

  • 10/23/2022

    With deepest sympathy. Kathy Cyr

  • 10/22/2022

    Dear Steve & Family, Kindly accept our sincere condolences with the passing of Kathy. May God be with Her and Her Family.

  • 10/22/2022

    Dear Steve and Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss.Kathy was a gem. Pat spent many hours with her at the Oakley pool and tennis courts watching our kids and chatting. Kenny was soundly defeated by Kathy and Stevie when he and James played in the parent offspring tennis events. We remember going on field trips into the theater in Boston with you as our hosts. You even served wine on the bus. Remember the good times and take comfort in all the lives she touched. Hugs, Pat and Ken Davis

  • 10/22/2022

    In sorrow, we mourn those lost. In gratitude, we embrace those around us. Peace and blessings upon you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Theresa & Buddy Baccari

  • 10/22/2022

    Stephen, I am so very saddened by your loss. Words alone are not enough. I think of you and your family often. Cherrish the memories you and your family hold of Kathrine for she will always remain in your heart. My prayers are with you, Peter Freedman and in memory of my wife Janet.

  • 10/21/2022

    Dr. Ranere & family, Please know that you are in our prayers & thoughts at this most difficult time. You have both brought up a beautiful family. You must have wonderful memories of all your family. It is never easy to say goodbye to your loved one. As you well know. Try to remain strong! Carol & Kevin Quinn

  • 10/21/2022

    My sister, my twin-- hard to believe you are not with us - our bond may be broken physically, but you will always live in our hearts.

  • 10/20/2022

    Dr.Raniere I am sorry for your loss my thought and prayers are with you and your family. Warm Regards Anita Sabatino

  • 10/20/2022

    Dear Steve and family, Victoria and I are so sorry for the loss of our dear Kathy. She was a special person who impacted our lives in so many ways as well as so many others. We will hold our fondest memories close for comfort as I hope you will too. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy & Victoria Coady

  • 10/20/2022

    R.I.P. dear Kathy

  • 10/20/2022

    Steve and Family: Ray and I are so deeply sorry about Kathy's passing! She fought a long and hard battle! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Linda & Ray Sleeper


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    The Moscardelli Family planted 15 trees in memory of Kathrine C. Ranere . - November 04, 2022

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    Holy Cross Baseball planted 5 trees in memory of Kathrine C. Ranere . - October 24, 2022

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