UXBRIDGE, Mass. - Kathryn M. (Curran) Rachwal, 62, died Friday, Nov. 30 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after an illness.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years Mark J. Rachwal; four children Jason M. Rachwal and his wife Rana of Franklin, Gabrielle V. Kogut and her husband Chet of Seekonk, Mary Frances Rachwal and Andrew J. Rachwal both of Uxbridge; a brother Robert Curran Jr. and his wife Lynn of Hopedale, Christopher Curran of Worcester, Mark Curran of Marlborough, and William Curran and his wife Gemma of Uxbridge; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Sean, Anjli, and Evan Rachwal and Adam, Jared, and Jessica Kogut; several cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. She was predeceased by two brothers; Joseph and Michael Curran; and a sister-in-law Jean Curran.
Born in Marlborough on June 29, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Lauria M. (Langlois) Curran and spent her childhood in Framingham before moving to the Linwood/Uxbridge area in 1973. She was educated in the Framingham School System and was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Uxbridge. Kate had a very strong Catholic faith and belonged to several prayer groups. She also sang in the St. Mary’s Church Choir. She enjoyed all types of art. She painted in watercolors, sketched, as well as pen and ink drawings. She also enjoyed crochet and knitting, receiving an award for crocheting the “Our Father” prayer. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Road, Uxbridge with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kate’s memory may be made to the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 10 Judith Rd., Worcester, MA 01602.