Kathleen “Mutsie” A. (Becht) Sullivan of Chelmsford


5849 Sullivan Pic 15849 Sullivan 2Kathleen “Mutsie” A. (Becht) Sullivan of Chelmsford passed away at her home after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. She was 74, gone too soon.

Kathy was the wife of Henry Sullivan and this month they were to celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary.  58 years of love and devotion.

Kathy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand mother. Her family was her greatest joy.  She was their advocate, their rock, their love. Family celebrations were joyous and frequent at their home in Chelmsford, their daughter’s home in Hudson and their son’s home in Ogunquit.

Over the past several years, Kathy and Henry would winter in Boynton Beach Florida where they would meet a whole new set of great friends. Kathy was an avid golfer and proud of her “hole in one”.  She enjoyed bowling, bocce, card playing, shopping, noodling in the pool, time at the beach, her morning television shows and PBS mysteries and most of all dancing, she loved to dance.

Kathy was a graduate of Lowell High School, class of 1959. She always had an entrepreneurial spirit having started several small businesses with Henry.

Besides her husband, Kathy is survived by her devoted son David of Ogunquit Maine; her loyal daughter Beth and her husband Bob Rallis of Hudson NH; three wonderful grandchildren, Tim and his wife Beth Roussell of Chelmsford, Andrew Roussell of Quincy, and Emma Rallis of Hudson NH; three adoring great grandchildren, Madeline, Patrick and Colin with a fourth on his way, four sisters-in-law Peggy Ofria of Dracut, Aileen McCarthy of Lowell, Barbara Cormier of Dracut and Deborah Nicholson of Manchester and many nieces and nephews.

Kathy was the daughter of the late Oscar and Helen “Yaya” (Coomas) Becht and sister to the later Oscar J. Becht. She will be missed but always remembered and loved, always loved.

Visiting hours Sunday from 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Monday at 11 am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


August 7, 2016
3 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


August 8, 2016
11 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Henry and Maryann Cassidy says:

    Henry and I were saddened to hear of your loss. Kathy was such remarkable woman with a wonderful smile and a kind word for everyone. We do
    have so many fond memories of you and Kathy and Beth and David. God bless you all.

  2. Rosemarie Hellawell says:

    Henry I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. We had some great times Chris Bev Al and you and Kathy. You are in my

  3. Normand Ayotte says:

    Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of “Mutsy”. You may not remember me but I met both of you some 60 years ago when you were dating. At that time I knew you as Jean. You were a great couple and personified what an ideal couple should be. I also knew all of your family. My name is Normand Ayotte I worked for the Housing Authority when you lived on Ave B. Mutsy lived behind the boiler room on Ave C.I always kidded you about your dating. FOND MEMORIES. Wishing you the BEST in the future as well as GOOD HEALTH.
    Please extend my sympathy to your family. Sincerely Norm Ayotte

  4. Tricia Dowling says:

    I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mom. Keep the warm memories and love close to your heart.

  5. John maloney says:

    Sorry for your loss Henry, thinking of you.

  6. Ted and Maria D'Aloia says:

    Henry, We are so sorry for your great loss. She has such a wonderful and uplifting personality that we all will miss. Our heartfelt sympathy.

  7. David and Barbara Kaczmarczyk says:

    The world needs more people like Kathy Sullivan. A great wife, mother, grandma and great grandmother and of course, friend. What a loss for all of us. Warm hugs and sincere sympathy to her family. The days ahead will be difficult without her smiling face. When the Sun shines we will know she is trying to smile down on us.
    Lol Barb and Dave

  8. Susan Nealon says:

    Dear Henry, My sincere sympathy to you and Beth and David. Always remember how nice your family was living across from us on Grove Street. We felt safe with you there – and ALWAYS loved talking to Kathy with her beautiful smile – what a lovely person! It was nice seeing you both from time to time over the years at different places and you always looked happy. We are all in this thing called Life – never knowing the twists and turns – but we do know our strong Faith, loving Family and loyal Friends are what it is about – and all of these get you through. Stay safe ~ and God Bless..

    Susan (Barnes) Nealon

  9. Martha A. Catalano says:

    Henry and family,

    My deepest condolences at the loss of your wife and mother.
    May she rest in eternal peace.

    Martha A. Catalano
    Major, MSP (retired)

  10. Sheryl McHugh says:

    You are all in my prayers .
    Will miss see her friendly face .
    I know she love to shop !
    Sorry for your loss .

  11. Carol Foell says:


    We are so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Will definitely miss her cheerfulness at bowling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Duke and Carol Foell

  12. Bob McInnis says:

    Henry….So sorry for the loss of your partner/friend/wife….. I Met her only once but could see you were as ONE. Be thankful, as I’m sure you and your family are, for her passing by your way …..Bob McInnis former RMV Insp and retired Lt. MSP

  13. Don and Louise Hansen says:

    So sorry for your loss Henry, she was a great lady. Always smiling and always a good word to everyone. We loved her and she will be in our prayerS.

  14. Judi and Joe Theriault says:

    Our condolences to all the family. Joe and Judi Theriault

  15. Rich&Nancy Sheedy P.A. says:

    Deepest sympathy,so sad to hear about Mutsie.lots of hugs and God Bless.

  16. Bill Lonergan says:


    I’m sorry for your loss.

  17. Alan Bauters says:

    David & family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you in this time of sorrow.
    Al & Paul

  18. Mike and Hazel Kowalik says:

    Henry and family
    So very sorry for your loss.Kathy will be missed greatly.Our prayers are with you all.

  19. sheila pesce says:

    Henry and the entire family—-my thoughts and prayers are with you all at tthis very sad news–always loved Katy and her smiling face !!! a tremendous loss to all of us here in PBL for sure !!!!

  20. David Pacheco says:

    Henry: so sorry to hear about Kathy our prayers are with you and your family. Dave & Ann Pacheco

  21. David Pacheco says:

    Henry: so sorry to hear about Kathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dave & Ann Pacheco

  22. Pam & Ed DeFilippis says:

    So saddened to hear of Kathys passing. Henry so sorry for your loss. Kathy always had a big smile for everyone and we will miss her at bowling for sure.

  23. Mike and Barb Denihan says:

    We were so saddened to hear about Kathy’s passing. Our prayers for Henry and the family. She will be missed may she rest in peace.

  24. Florence Demers says:

    To the Sullivan Family, so sorry to hear of Kathys passing, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

    Florence and George Demers

  25. Bev Burak says:

    I dont know how to express my feelings but I am sure you know.
    Keep the faith as our thoughts are with you always.
    Bev and family

  26. Carmelita Curtis says:

    Henry, I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy was such a happy lady! I will miss her.

  27. Michael Campbell says:

    David and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved the times when your mom would visit at Spoiled Rotten. She would beam with pride as folks talked to you about your photography. I’m sure your hearts are heavy but her spirit lives on in you all. Sending prayers and condolences.

  28. Sue LaRoche says:

    Beth, Henry and families,
    We are very saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful woman who loved life. Our condolences to everyone. You are all in our prayers
    Mike and Sue

  29. Margie Brockman says:

    With heavy hearts, we will miss our happy… Bubbly…joyous friend Kathy. Wishing you Henry and your family prayers, and peace. Margie and Tom Brockman, Boynton Beach, Florida.

  30. Patricia Lynch OConnor says:

    My deep condolences to a wonderful family. Kathy brought a brighter ray of sunshine when she arrived in our Sunshine State. A very special lady who will be missed by her Florida community. So sorry for you all. Peace and happy memories always.

  31. John Leite says:

    To the entire family and especially David a student of mine at CHS. It is never easy to lose a loved one of any age and more difficult when it is the mother. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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