M. Kathleen Nolan, 87, of Wayland, passed away peacefully in her home and surrounded by family, on September 30, 2017, after a difficult summer of multiple health complications.
The oldest of five, Kathleen was born in Framingham to Thomas and Dometilla (Mullens) Manning on September 7, 1930.
She was a member of the Framingham High School class of 1948.
Before starting her family, she worked as a supervisor at the Telephone Company.
She married G. Lloyd Nolan in 1960 and they were happily married for 46 years before he passed away in 2006.
Family always came first for Kathleen. Her devotion to her husband, children, and grandchildren defined her. She enjoyed the best moments of her life with them and with the wider circle of her very large family of aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, her sisters-in-law Judy and Ginger (the spouses of her brothers Bill and Jack respectively), and their children and grandchildren.
Not far behind family were the two most important institutions in her life: The Church and The Red Sox, along with a healthy dose of politics. She was a serious reader and instilled this passion in all three of her children and both grandchildren. Charles Dickens was her favorite writer, and making a visit to London was one of her fondest memories. While not one to swim, she treasured the years she and her husband spent on Cape Cod. She had many friends from all stages in her life.
Kathleen is survived by her children: Jennifer A. Nolan Wing and her husband Stephen of Chugiak, Alaska; Patrick T. Nolan and his husband Clément Gaujal of New York City; and Pamela M. Nolan Sullivan and her husband Jerome of Marion; two grandchildren Brian and Mark Wing both of Alaska.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved siblings Thomas Manning, S.J., William Manning, John Manning, and Anne Manning.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral on Friday October 6, 2017 at 9 AM from the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street in Framingham followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church 134 Cochituate Rd., Wayland.
Burial will follow in the family lot at St. Stephen Cemetery in Framingham.
Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Thursday, October 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.