Kathleen M. Carraher, 80, of Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury – Kathleen M. Carraher, 80, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Harry and Genevieve (During) Callahan, she lived in Hudson and Peoria, Ariz. before moving to Shrewsbury in 2013.

Her husband, Donald Carraher, passed away in June 2016. She leaves her children, Gerard Carraher of Holliston, Michele Fuller of Hudson, and Michael Carraher of Marlborough; her brother, Timothy Callahan of East Syracuse, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

What gave Kathy the most joy was guiding her family to be a good family and she extended those same values to her children’s friends, all of whom considered her their second “Mom.”

Kathy was a member of St. Michael’s Church and was a Sergeant at Arms for the Northborough American Legion Auxiliary Unit 234.

A calling hour will be held Thursday, April 13, from 10-11 a m., followed by a prayer service in the Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. A private committal service will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.