She leaves her children, William J. McShane Jr. and wife Judi of Harwich, Martin McShane and wife Amber of Worcester, Diane Lents and husband Michael of Simi Valley, Calif., Robert McShane and wife Anne of Holden, Mark McShane and wife Lisa of Worcester, Claire Despres and husband Scott of Millbury, and John McShane and wife Susanne of Hopedale; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born and raised in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of John and Anna (Sheehan) Fahey.
Kathleen was a founding member of St. Bernadette Parish and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Hyberians. She was very proud of her Irish heritage.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Sunday, Aug. 18, from 4-7 p.m., at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~ 5 Church Rd., On the Common, Shrewsbury Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m., at St. Bernadette Church, 266 Main St., Northborough. Her burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kathleen’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.