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Kay Marie Recktenwald

January 19, 1951 — March 27, 2021

All Things Kay Marie Recktenwald


Life is like a game of cards. We're dealt a hand and it's how you play that hand that can make all the difference.


This is how Kay played her hand:

Being easy to like and hard to forget

Having a way with words that immediately put you at ease, always with kindness

Enjoying imparting her wisdom, especially to young people

Hiking with her older sister

Watching out for her younger sister

Working hard all day

Shopping with girlfriends

Being a big Celtics fan back in the day

Playing and coaching basketball

Exercising her whole life

Lifting weights in the gym since 1984

Enjoying cooking shows

Being passionate about cooking for husband, family, and friends

Ironing her jeans with a closet full and always thinking about the next pair

Collecting costume jewelry, in particular glass, especially from Martha's Vineyard

Giving generously of her time and money for many causes

Loving to converse, but good at keeping a secret

Being one of the best in all of her many roles: as a daughter, sister, aunt, wife, daughter-in-law, friend, team member, student, teacher, employee, IT supervisor, and volunteer

Meeting her soulmate on the beach and together creating magic for the next 28&1/2 years.


There's a saying that we are the sum total of all our parts, and Kay put those hard earned parts to the best of use in all her endeavors.

Her peace is certainly well earned.


Kay leaves her wonderful loving family and friends with memories of her kind heart and soul.

We love you Kay, and will see you on the other side.


In lieu of donations, Kay would like everyone to do random acts of kindness, as often as possible.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kay Marie Recktenwald, please visit our flower store.


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