Kathleen A. Brandt
June 6, 1955 - October 18, 2018
Tuesday October 23, 2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM At Autumn Green Funeral Home
Kathleen A. Brandt, 63, beloved wife, devoted mother and adoring Nonni, passed away peacefully in her home on October 18, 2018. Kathy had persevered throughout her life enduring many of life’s greatest challenges, none of which could take away her love of life, family, faith or her compassionate spirit and kindness. She proved that there are so many beautiful things and reasons to be happy, how to stay positive, to always be grateful, and to never give up hope.
Kathleen was born on June 6, 1955 in St. Margaret’s Hospital in Dorchester, Massachusetts the daughter of Marguerite L. (née Sullivan) and John Giberti. She grew up in West Roxbury in a lively household with six siblings and was the ideal middle child (but much more); always the peace maker in the family, who loved unconditionally and ultimately ensured the family’s wellbeing. She met her future husband, Brian F. Brandt, (who lived across the street) in kindergarten and they grew up together sharing in all of life’s wonders.
Kathy graduated from Labouré College and was proud to become a registered nurse where she used her natural talents to provide warmth and compassion to her patients. She worked for a local family medical doctor but later transitioned into a profession most accommodating to her health and wellness. Throughout her career she always provided the best for her family while serving her patients and the community selflessly.
In September of 1986 Kathy married Brian in a lovely ceremony at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine and they were blessed to have 32 years of marriage together. They enjoyed their home (one they built themselves) and welcomed their children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and grand-puppies for visits. Christmas was a very special time of year for Kathy and it is well known within the family that her holiday tea parties were legendary and everyone was sure to receive a decorative nutcracker. Kathy had many talents but most enjoyed fine hand sewing and did beautiful cross stitch pieces for family and friends (including anyone who asked).
Kathy possessed a wonderful sense of humor, beautiful smile, and, a contagious laugh. She was undeniably courageous and strong; warm and loving; and, quick to forgive or share a kind word. She was Auntie Kathy to her many nieces and nephews whom she adored and doted upon throughout her life. Kathy loved everything about the beach and ocean exploring many small towns and visiting the enduring lighthouses of Maine (making sure to stop at each gift shop along the way). She traveled to the sandy beaches of Mexico to put on her daughter’s wedding and frequented the picturesque ocean views of the Colony Hotel where her son was married. She made herself available at all times, would listen for hours, and provide both unconditional love, encouragement and support no matter the cost. She cooked with love and laughter, and made the best lasagna and meatballs. Most importantly, she was a woman with an indomitable spirit, who lived her faith daily, and loved her family without measure. Kathy will be dearly missed as she has now entered into eternal rest and peace.
She is survived by her loving husband, Brian F. Brandt; her children, Joseph L. Carlson, Ryan S. Carlson and wife Jennifer; Kimberly A. Amaya (née Carlson) and husband Lorenzo; her two adored grandchildren, Sullivan Jorge Amaya (Sully Bear) and Elizabeth Kelley Carlson (Lily Bug), and soon to be third grandchild, Camden Ryan Carlson; her brothers and sisters, Christine Banta and husband Gary; Evelyn Pelletier and husband Ray; John Giberti and wife Gail; Michael Giberti and wife Nancy; Joseph Giberti and wife Tian; and Judith Crowley and husband Dale, Jr.
Kathy was predeceased by her daughter, Kelley Ann Brandt, the father of her children, Joseph L. Carlson and her mother Marguerite L. Giberti.
At Mrs. Brandt’s request, all services will be private.
In her memory, please consider donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.