Kathleen Ann “Kathy” (Dolan) Newberry

Kathleen (Dolan) Newberry of Milton, age 54, died peacefully at her home on Sunday October 24th after a courageous five year battle with cancer.  Daughter of Joseph Dolan and the late Virginia (O’Toole) Dolan, she is survived by her husband Kevin, her sisters Terry Dolan of Dorchester, Martha Cosgrove and her husband Brian of Milton, her brothers Bill Dolan of Marshfield and his wife Jill, Tom Dolan of Westborough and his wife Maura, her brother Joe Dolan of Milton, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her optimism, strength and dignity, especially in the last years of her illness, were an inspiration.  Kathy’s family is deeply indebted to her entire care team at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, most especially Drs. Suzanne George and Susan Block and Nurse Practitioner Kathy Polson for their superb care, and their kindness.

A graduate of Fontbonne Academy and Regis College, she began a career in event management first at Conventures, Inc., then Bayside Exposition Center, and for the past 10 years as Director of Conferences and Events at Northeastern University.

Kathy will be remembered for her sense of humor, her style and grace, and most importantly her steadfast devotion to her family and her legion of friends. A loving daughter, wife, sister and friend, she was treasured by all who knew her. She touched many lives and she will be missed.

A Funeral Service will be held at Grace Church of Dover, 21 Centre St, Dover on Friday, Oct. 29 at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON, Thursday 2-4 and 6-9PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Kathy’s memory may be sent to Sarcoma Research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute c/o Development Office, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445.  In lieu of flowers please call a friend you’ve lost touch with, offer a smile and a few kind words to a stranger, forgive someone, and be kind.