Kathleen Joan (Kelleher) Tyni, 73, passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Donald Tyni for 52 years and mother of Sharon Frost and her husband David Hedrick of West Yarmouth, MA, Jennifer Sheehy and her husband Peter Sheehy of Hyannis, MA and Heather Tyni of Orford, NH, grandmother to Melissa Frost of Burlingame, CA, Tyler Kearney of Plymouth, MA, Cameron Byers of Naples, FL, Jordan Byers of Hyannis, MA, David Hedrick of South Yarmouth, MA, Shauna Inkley of Lancaster, CA, Hannah Edwards of Orford, NH, great grandmother to Avery Harvey of Lowell, MA, Kaeden Ancahas-Bennett of West Yarmouth, MA and Kalani Byers of West Yarmouth, MA. She is also survived by her siblings, Sheila Adams, Ellen LaVersa, Robert Kelleher and Daniel Kelleher along with many nieces and nephews.
Kathy was born in Stoughton, MA on March 11, 1942 to the late Robert and Irene Kelleher. She graduated from Brockton High School, class of 1960, and attended secretarial school in Boston. She got married to her husband Don on August 17, 1963 and lived in Hanover, MA, Abington, MA and Bridgewater, MA. In 1978, Kathy and Don moved to West Barnstable, MA with their three daughters and have remained for the last 37 years.
She was affectionately known as Grammie and G-Mama by her grandchildren and GG by her great grandchildren. She was the glue to the family and was greatly adored by many. She was always open arms and accepted everyone into her family. She was full of laughs and smiles, loved the beach, reading, all things Irish, watching the Tennis Channel, poking around in consignment shops, and spending all of her free time with her family. One of her lifelong dreams was to visit Ireland, which she got to do twice, with her three daughters and her oldest granddaughter.
The family would like to thank the VNA Hospice in Hyannis and Pulmonary Rehab at Cape Cod Hospital for all of their support.
Visiting hours will be held at Morris, O’Connor &Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, MA on Friday, September 25 at 11:00am with a service to follow at 12:00pm.
Memorial donations can be made to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660.