In Our Care

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.