Kathy Ann (Molleur) Fahy of Chelmsford


Kathy Ann (Molleur) Fahy, 49, of Chelmsford died suddenly Monday January 1, 2018 at the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of Carol Sciaretta (stepfather, Dr. James Sciaretta) and Philip Molleur (stepmother, Jo-Ann Molleur) both residents of Westford. She was raised in Westford and graduated from Westford Academy with the Class of 1986. She then graduated UMass Lowell with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Rivier College in Nashua, NH.

Kathy worked in the Chelmsford school district for over 20 years. While teaching she has impacted the lives of hundreds of families. She believed that it takes a village to raise a child and she was proud to be a part of that.

She had been a resident of Chelmsford since 2007 with her son Michael whom she dedicated her whole life to and was the inspiration for his career path in education.

Along with being the best mother she was an amazing daughter, sister, and auntie.

Kathy loved spending time with her family and friends especially around the holiday season. She also loved supporting organizations that benefited animals and veterans.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her only child, Michael Kurt Fahy and his girlfriend Stephanie Wilder of Chelmsford; her sister, Kristen Maloomian and her husband, William of Groton; two nieces, Lindsay and Lauren Maloomian and a nephew, Mark Maloomian; stepmother, Jo-Ann Molleur of Westford and stepfather, Dr. James Sciaretta of Westford. Kathy is also survived by her step siblings and countless other family members and friends. She also left her two loving dogs Missy Lou and Kermy

Kathy was predeceased by her loving brother, Kurt Molleur who died Jan. 1, 1996.

Her visiting hours are Sunday 3:00 to 7:00 at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA. Funeral Monday at 10:00 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. For those that wish contributions in her memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com





January 7, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA


January 8, 2018
11A.M. Funeral Mass
St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863
  1. Michelle Aviles ( Michaud) says:

    My deepest condolences. I am very sorry to hear of her passing . She was always very sweet to me growing up.

  2. Anthony Comtois says:

    Micheal, So sorry to hear about your mom she was one of my favorite teachers. I hope you are doing well.

  3. Alyson Brown says:

    I am so sorry to hear this devastating news. Kenneth (Damon) and I send you our prayers to help you through this challenging time. You (and your mom) were such a big part of Kenneth’s Center School time. You and your mom had such an amazing bond. Those memories are an amazing gift. Sending love your way…

  4. Lyne Poissant says:

    Dear little Michael,

    I’m so sorry by the loss of your mother.

    I never met your mother but i’m sure she was a very good mother for you. I saw a lot of messages for her.

    I can’t be with you but i’m there in my heart.

    See you soon

    Your French friend ! Lyne xxx

  5. Kelly Spitz says:


    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need . Your mother was a wonderful teacher and just a nice person . She was so proud of you . Out thoughts are with you .

    The Spitz Family

  6. Linda Hill says:

    Dear Michael,
    I still am in shock as I write this. Your Mom was such a great co worker, teacher, friend and Mom. You two shared an amazing Mother Son bond that I have not seen often.
    Her love for you was so obviously strong.
    She will be watching over you and guiding you now and always.
    Hugs to you Michael, stay strong.

  7. Abbie Dufault says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending love,

  8. Donna LaGrange says:

    Such a loss. I keep picturing her enthusiasm whenever we met to discuss your future. She loved you so but also believed in your ability to make your way. You will make your way and reach those goals as a living tribute to the spirit she passed on to you. All my love.

  9. Don & Marilyn Stevens says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss

  10. Jayne Phelan says:

    My heart broke when I heard about your mother, you were so close. Only met your Mom once, and that’s when I pop onto her class to tell her what a wonderful son she had raised. She was so wonderful to my grandchildren, and they had such good years in her class.
    Cherish your memories.

  11. Betsy Lindquist says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you and your mom were. She was so proud of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Gerry Conley says:

    Michael –
    My heart broke for you when I read of your Mom’s passing. So many wonderful memories were made for Natty and I at Center School and they began with your Mom as his kindergarten teacher. And of course you were part of our every day in the afterschool program. We love you and you are in our thought and prayers.
    Gerry and Natty

  13. Delise D'Souza says:

    The D’Souza Family

    Dear Michael,

    Sorry to hear about your precious loss. Kathy (Ms. Fahy) was Naomi’s Kindergarten teacher & she loved her. We were lucky to meet Kathy when we were out shopping at Marshall’s in Westford. You are an amazing person and she will always be proud of you. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, May Kathy’s soul Rest in Eternal Peace…AMEN !!!

    Naomi, Lester & Delise

  14. Melanie Mazares says:

    Dear Michae and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was such a kind person with a contagious smile. Michael, I remember when I realized that you were your mom’s son and I thought, “well, of course!”. You both share the same wonderful personality. My thoughts are with you during this time.
    Melanie Mazares

  15. The LaRiviere's says:

    So sorry to hear the news of the passing of your mom. Your mom was Casey’s kindergarten teacher and he loved going to the center school and seeing her and you everyday. We are so saddened. You are an amazing person and she will always be proud of you. Treasure the memories

  16. Alissa R. says:

    I can’t imagine the tremendous loss you, and the Center School family are feeling! You are in my thoughts!

    Alissa R.
    “Mrs. R”

  17. The Bardo Family says:

    Michael and Family,
    Your Mom was our daughter’s second grade teacher last year and Lill gained so much from having her guidance and attention. We had the good fortune to bump into her at a craft fair just before Thanksgiving and seeing your Mom literally made Lill’s day. We hope that all your wonderful and happy memories help sustain you and give you strength.
    The Bardo Family

  18. Andrea Marmo says:


    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a kind, wonderful woman & teacher. I remember how excited she was when she moved into 2nd grade. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  19. The Child Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry. Our family was fortunate to have your mom as my son’s kindergarten teacher and as my daughter’s 2nd grade teacher. She was an amazing and skilled teacher. We will never forget her tenderness and kindness with my son during the loss of our beloved pet and how sweet and fun she was with my daughter. My daughter appreciated not only the help your mother provided when my daughter was having a difficult time with school work but also the funny stories your mom would say about her dogs and the fun ways your mom would say things like, “Oh peaches and bananas!” (When she makes a mistake..) know that these moments will continue to warm our hearts.

  20. Frankie Ye says:

    Dear Michael and family,
    As a student of Ms. Fahy in Kindergarten and Second Grade, I am so sorry about your loss. Ms Fahy was a nice teacher and we loved her. She will be missed.


  21. Lynn Armstrong says:

    Dear Michael,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. You are terribly missed at Lane – honestly, seeing your warm smile and hearing your cheery voice say good morning is a highlight of my day! I’m sure your mother is proud of the talented educator you have become.

  22. The Washington Family says:

    Dear Michael,
    We are so sorry to hear the sad news of your mom’s passing. Matthew had her in Kindergarten and she was such a ray of sunshine. A very kind hearted woman and a beloved teacher to so many.
    I told Matty and he sends you love and hugs. He remembers all you did for him as well as your mom.
    May all the good memories comfort you in the years to come.

  23. Gail Wilkish says:

    So shocked and sorry to hear about your Mom. She had such a wonderful smile always upbeat and thanks to her we have you. You are special and loved by everyone.

  24. Danielle Duby says:

    Michael and Family,
    I can not even begin to describe how sorry and sad we are with the loss of Kathy (Ms Fahy). She had a such an impact on our family. She was not only Matthews kindergarten teacher but Paiges. She would always ask about her Matthew but Paige was “Hers” she would always say and Paige knew it. More importantly she became much more than just a teacher to our family! She was a friend that would ALWAYS reach out to me when she felt or knew I needed her. You were lucky to have such a wonderful Mom who loved you so much and would always brag how wonderful you are and I agree. You are a wonderful, caring person just like your Mom. I want to Thank you for that, because we are really are going to miss her. Xoxo.

  25. Alexandra Daley says:

    Dear Michael,

    Your mom was such a special person, with a great laugh and a warm heart. I knew from the time I first met her that you were the center of her world and you shined so bright in her heart. I loved your mother as a caring teacher for Sarah and Joe and later as a friend. When I worked in her room, we had such good conversations and always found something to laugh about. I am so sorry that you and your mom didn’t have more time together. I know that the time you did have was filled with love so strong it will never go away. Keep shining on Michael. So many people love you!

  26. Linda Robbat says:

    Michael, Words cannot express how sad I am to hear about your mom. She had the biggest heart and made a positive impact on everyone she connected with. I know her big heart and light shines through in you! You have the same impact on the people you meet too. You were the light of her life and she was so proud of you! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  27. Archana Nangia says:


    We extend our heartfelt condolence to you and your family. Ms. Fahy was a loving and kind teacher and my daughter was in her class in 2nd grade. We are shocked to hear about her unexpected demise. We pray that her soul rests in peace and for strength to you and your family during this difficult time. She will be missed and remembered dearly.

    Archana Nangia

  28. Suzanne McMahon says:

    Words cannot express how saddened we are over the loss of your mom. I know you were the light of her life and she was beyond proud of you! We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. We are here for you; now and always
    Suzanne and Jordan

  29. Kathleen A. Maloney says:

    Dear Michael,

    I was so shocked and very saddened to hear the news about your Mom. I always left her room with a smile on my face.

    I hope moving forward, you will take comfort in knowing, that you were the light of her life. Be proud of the man you have become, and as she continues to watch over you, you will continue to make her proud.

    Michael, your Mom will be greatly missed. Sending you love……Kathleen ( k. ) Maloney

  30. Amy Gilman says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of dear Kathy. She will be fondly remembered by our family as Ben’s kindergarten teacher. We feel so fortunate that we were able to be part of her classroom as it was always filled with warmth, compassion, understanding and love. There was never a day that Kathy did not have a smile on her face. Our community has lost a lovely woman who will be remembered so dearly.

    Amy, Peter, Ben and Harrison Gilman

  31. The Langell’s says:

    To Kathy’s sister Kristen and her son Michael,
    We’re so very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. We will always remember her with her beautiful smile and soft spoken voice. Heaven has certainly gained a special angel and may she Rest In Peace with Kurt. Sending you prayers through this most difficult time.
    Karen & Ronnie Langell

  32. Denise P. White says:

    I am deeply saddened for you, and our Center School community, for the sudden death of your dear mom.
    You were a perfect son to your mom. Knowing this should bring you great memories and comfort.
    Denise White

  33. Kim Hill says:

    Michael and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Kathy was one of the friends everyone wanted. She had a smile that made you feel better and a laugh that made you smile. Her warm caring heart will live on in you. She was always so proud of you, and would say she was lucky to have you. If you need anything please let me know

  34. Stacie Trager says:

    Michael and family,
    I am beyond saddened by the loss of your mother. She was funny, kind, compassionate, and a great friend. I am fortunate that my first few years of teaching were spent in the classroom across the hall from her. She touched the lives of so many, and that is something you should never forget. I will miss seeing her smiling face each day.
    Sending lots of love,

  35. Wendy Ruszkowski says:


    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Your mom was my daughter’s kindergarten teacher and was a wonderful teacher. You have taken on her teaching passion with your kind and caring enthusiasm to be a part of our children’s education. I know you will carry on her teaching spirit to many children in the future.


  36. Carolyn Morrissey says:

    Kathy was an unconditionally positive and beautiful person inside and out.I knew her so many years ago as my daughters kindergarten teacher. She had a smile that could light up a room and made each child feel special. May her light continue to shine bright in eternity and comfort those who are mourning her loss. Heartfelt condolences to her son and entire family.. Carolyn Morrissey

  37. Susan Mackinnon says:

    Kathy was my first teaching partner in Chelmsford. I have so many fond memories of talking and laughing with her for hours after school, sharing stories about our students and our families. Her students loved her so, and you too Michael. ❤️
    Kathy – Let’s laugh again as we say John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt!
    With love,

  38. Anne Stagnone says:

    Dear Michael and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I loved teaching kindergarten with your Mom and she made a difference in many little lives. You were her pride and joy and she will be watching over you from heaven. Sending you love and strength ❤️
    Anne Stagnone and family

  39. Lisa Morris says:

    Michael, I am so sorry about the loss of your beautiful mom. She was a caring teacher and I enjoyed working with her when I was at Center School. From the times I have seen you at the Community Center, I can tell you have her happy and caring disposition. I believe that she will live on through you and that you will continue to spread the light that she had in the world.

  40. Hadijah Ssozi says:

    Our heart felt condolences to a life cut too short … A bright light that has been put out of this world . Kathy may your soul RIP.. Your son , family abd our children will miss your selfless loving dedicated soul like you . love Shayna 4th grader center school and family ..

  41. Kay Carter says:

    Dear Michael and family,

    To say we are shocked and saddened barely touches the extent to which we are dealing with the death of your beloved Kathy.

    Michael, you were and are her pride and joy! We watched you grow up over the years and felt we were part of your life. We still are and will always be here for you!

    She has left a hole in all our hearts that we will fill with warm memories.

    Kay Carter

  42. Eldo family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and wishes are with you and your family. May God give you the strength and guidance during this difficult time.

  43. Sarah Hogan says:

    Michael and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful women with such a big heart. She touched many lives both students and colleagues. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and know your mom will always be watching over you.
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  44. Keith & Zi Sardone says:

    Dear Michael and Family,

    We are deeply sorry about the loss of your mother. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  45. The Firicano Family says:

    Dear Michael,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you so much during this difficult time. The children have been asking for
    you so much here and their hearts are going out to you daily. Please know that you are in our prayers.

  46. The O’Briens says:


    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers! As neighbors in Townsend and then through Jack and Ben’s years at Center she’s always had a warm smile and big hug! She will be missed.

  47. Karen Lua says:

    My heart is breaking for you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss! I never met your mom but almost feel I knew her because of all the wonderful stories you’ve shared with me. I know she must have been an exceptional person and mother to have raised such a loving, genuine wonderful son like you. There are no words right now to ease your pain but please know going forward that I am here for you for whatever you need! You are in my thoughts and prayers every day.
    Karen Lua

  48. Margie Lotto says:

    Michael, your mom will always be on your shoulder guiding you in life and witnessing all the blessings that come your way.

  49. The Spiller Family says:

    Dear Michael,
    We are all heartbroken for you at the loss of your special mom. She played such an important role in welcoming Alice to Center School when we moved to Chelmsford in 2nd grade. Please know that you have positive energy and warm thoughts being sent to you and your family from everyone in the Center School community.
    The Spiller Family

  50. The King Family says:

    Words can not express what a wonderful person your mother was. She taught my son and daughter in kindergerten. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smiling face and her loving spirit.

    The King family

  51. Keith Kinney says:

    On behalf of my personal family (Sarah, Parker, Colby and me), and our collective work family at Lane School, our deepest condolences at this very challenging time. You have always spoken so very highly about your mother and I know that she was a remarkable educator for many children. If any peace can come of her passing, please know that she is in heaven still doing what she has always loved-teaching. Her legacy of molding young learners will live on in your passion to follow in her footsteps. She will always be looking down upon you and smiling at the wonderful impact you have on kids that you work with.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Kinney’s

  52. Hardy Family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Both my children were in your moms Kindergarten class and she became more than a teacher but a true friend to our family. She was a wonderful and caring woman and left this world far too soon. May her spirit live on in the hearts of all the lives she has touched. Our deepest condolences. Heather, Zack and Kayla

  53. Debbie Haywood says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! You shared a very special relationship with your mom and dearly loved her. You were her pride and joy! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if you need anything.
    Ms Haywood

  54. The Hart Family says:

    Michael and Family,
    I am shocked and sadden by the sudden loss of your mom. She was both my boys kindergarten teacher as well as Ryan’s second grade teacher and tutor. She was compassionate, caring and just a good all around person. My family has many fond memories of her and she will be very much missed. Our family sends our deepest condolences to you all and wish you the strength and love to move forward.

  55. Alicia Kinney says:

    Michael and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy was an incredible woman, mother, sister, aunt, and teacher. When I started my career in the education field, she was the first teacher I worked with that made me feel included and appreciated for what I did as a para professional. She was funny and the sound of her distinct laugh is something I will never forget. She was so dedicated to her students to succeed while making learning fun too. She absolutely loved, adored, and was so proud of Michael. Michael you were one of the greatest things that Kathy had in her life. You always took such good care of her and I could see that you did that because you loved her so much. You were an amazing son to her. Hope you and your family find peace and comfort during this time.

    With love,
    Alicia Kinney

  56. Kathy Rossman says:


    I am so very, very sorry. I am still struggling to wrap my head around this loss. Your mom was special. She made me smile and laugh, gave emotional support and was a role model for being a loving mom when I didn’t feel so loving. It was so evident she was extremely proud of you and loved you so much. It always warmed my heart how you both took such good each of each other.
    She will be missed dearly. With a heavy heart, Kathy

  57. The polleckfamily says:

    Michael, you were your mom’s world… and she was a wonderful lady. My girls loved her as their Kindergarten teacher. So saddened and shocked to hear! You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

  58. The Davis Family says:

    Michael, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Spenser sends big hugs. ❤️

  59. Grant Family says:

    Michael and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. My son was in your mom’s kindergarten class and loved her. Please know you are in our hearts. You are both very special to the families at Center school.
    The Grants

  60. JoAnne VanValkenburgh Rollins says:

    Michael and family,
    I have such fond memories of your Mom. She was a dedicated colleague, friend and devoted Mom. She will be greatly missed. We watched you grow up Michael, you were her pride and joy. She will always be with you. Love lives on and will be her legacy. JoAnne Rollins

  61. Ann winn says:

    Michael so sorry for your loss. She was amazing teacher and mother. Her spirit will live on. She will truly be missed by many.
    May God be with you in your grieve.
    God bless.

    The Winn Family

  62. Marissa T says:

    My deepest condolences to Kathy’s family and friends as you are all suffering during this time. It is clear how Kathy touched the lives of so many people and I hope you are all able to find comfort in one another as you remember and celebrate her life. I hope that you are able to find peace in the promise that God gives us at John 5:28, 28 and John 6:40 that says we will be able to see our dead loved ones again on a peaceful new earth where there will be no more suffering and death (Revelation 21:4). My heart goes it to all of you. <3

  63. Ann Marie Fyten says:


    Brandon, Michael and I are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your Mom, we were blessed to have known such a caring, compassionate person. Prayers are with you and your family.

    Love to you,
    Ann, Michael and Brandon

  64. Paulette Trudel says:

    Michael and the Molleur family so sorry for the sudden lost of your Mom who loved you so much Michael and your daughter Phil .My grandchildren all had her as a kindergarten teacher and loved her . Michael her spirit will always be with you and your heart full of wonderful memories of her . Peace and prayers ,Love Mrs Trudel

  65. Frederick Higgins says:

    Michael Fahy,

    I am very sincerely sorry for your loss. I’m sure she was an amazing woman, and did everything she could to support you. My condolences to you, your family, Stephanie, and her family as well.


  66. Monica Winters says:

    Michael (and family),

    There are no words to express my shock and sorrow for your loss. Your mom was passionate about her love for you (and her students). You always made her proud and will continue to so, I am sure. Sending you love and light –Monica Winters

  67. The Deutschmann Family says:

    Michael, we were so saddened by the news of your mom’s passing. John, myself and the twins were so touched by you and your mom during our Center School experience. You two were an inspiration to us. Your mom raised an incredible young man! You are strong, compassionate and driven….your mom instilled in you these attributes. The world is a better place because of her… and ….you! Just as you offered many times to us over the years, we are here for you. Please don’t hesitate if you need anything… the twins love you and you made a lasting impression on them in their Center school days…Kiki includes you and your mom in her prayers nightly. Just know you have lots of support in this community. Sent with much ❤️!

  68. Kim Fultz says:

    Michael, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a great teacher to my children and myself as I student taught with her. She will be missed. My thoughts are with you.

  69. Chrissy Martin-Roque says:

    Kathy will live in our hearts forever. She was the wonderful kindergarten teacher for both our children and we will all miss her dearly.

  70. carolyn LaBossiere says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a friend and support to me over the years.
    I am going to miss her but she will live on in you! May her memory be a blessing to you and your family.

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