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Kathleen Mary Rigali

December 3, 1952 ~ May 27, 2018 (age 65)

Kathleen Mary Rigali, 65, of Holyoke, MA, died peacefully on May 27, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Holyoke, MA on Dec. 3, 1952, Kathy was a graduate of Holyoke High, Class of ‘71.  Kathy was predeceased by her son Marcel Dubois, her father, Walter Rigali & her brother, James Rigali.  Kathy is survived by her mother, Elaine “Sissy” Rigali, her son, Danny Westbrook (Liz), her daughter, Nicole Ward (Donald), siblings Christine Rigali, Deborah Torretti (Dominic), Michael Rigali, David Rigali, Paula Rigali-O’Connor (Tracie), Peter Rigali (Joann), Tony Rigali (Laura) & Gina Rigali Shawl (Fayaz) as well as 8 grandchildren & many nieces & nephews.  Kathy is also survived by her life partner, Ernie Reed.  Kathy’s various jobs over the years were an EKG tech., a server at various restaurants & a carpenter.  She was one of the first women in the Carpenter’s Union.  Kathy’s quick wit and sense of humor made her unforgettable.  Services are private at the request of the family.  A celebration of Kathy’s life will be held for her family at a later date.  In memory of Kathy, please perform an act of kindness.

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