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Kathleen J. Maccari

January 4, 1938 - May 20, 2020

Kathleen J. Maccari, age 82, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Born in Hockessin, DE on January 4, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Irving and Mary A. (Kelly) Chambers. Kathleen was a graduate of the class of 1957 from Conrad High School in Wilmington. She worked at Gore Associates as a garment tech, where she developed a test to find where the garments were leaking thus saving time and increasing efficiency.

Kathleen was always there to help, whether it was to listen to a problem, give a hug or do whatever it took to make you smile. She was always gracious and charitable; Kathleen would give her last dime if someone needed it. She looked forward to the holidays every year and decorating her home. Kathleen loved animals, especially her dogs, Georgia and Mary. She fought very hard to overcome her illness, never complained, and always appreciated those caregivers who were so good to her. Kathleen had a way of making everyone feel special. It was easy for her to do so because every life she touched, or everyone who had touched her life, was precious to her. From her kind voice, to her infectious smile, she made everyone feel better.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Orlando J. Maccari; and 10 siblings. She is survived by her children, Paul Maccari (Donna), James Maccari and Ronald Maccari; sister, Marie Spencer; grandchildren, Nicole Helm (Charles), Jennifer Rongstad (Kraig), Jason Maccari (Katherine), Richard Maccari (Ashley), Juliana Maccari, and Olivia Maccari; 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathleenโ€™s memory to Cecil County Animal Services, 3280 Augustine Hermon Highway, Chesapeake City, MD 21915.

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13 Guestbook messages for Kathleen J. Maccari

  • My aunt Kattie was a beautiful person. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. Heaven has gain another angel. She will be dearly missed by many, especially by me. You rest in peace my dear. Love, your niece Sharon

  • prayers goes out to jim and the whole family

  • So sorry for your loss . Mom mom Maccari as she was known was a beautiful person inside and out always so lovable and dear ring to be around . Rest In Peace with your loving husband . Youโ€™ll forever be in my thoughts love always Bernice , Melissaโ€™s mom thatโ€™s what she called me ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜ข

  • So sorry for your loss. I worked with Kathy many years at Gore, one of the sweetest, kindest people I know. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Will miss you dearly. You was special person to me. Love ya. โค๐Ÿ™

  • Kathy was such a beautiful soul and will be missed by many. I knew her for a short time but she was such a fighter and I will never forget her. Her smile was so contagious and she had such a sweet disposition. She will be truly missed.

  • Kathy was absolutely one of the sweetest women I have ever met. She was so kind and loving to everyone, I will truly miss going and visiting her when I am in MD. Kathy R.S.P. You will never be forgotten! ๐Ÿ’•

  • I am so sorry for your loss. she truly was a very special person. I was blessed to consider her and your father as a friend. I looked forward to seeing her every week and was grateful for the sunshine she always brought with her. She will be missed. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  • Jimmy, Paul, Ronnie and families, Jamie and I are so sorry to hear of Aunt Kathies passing. She was the sweetest and kindest person. Hugs and prayers to all.

  • My dearest beloved aunt Katty I adore you and love you so very much. It’s going to be so hard to carry on with out you.Even though we’re miles apart we talked on the phone all the time and shared many things all these years. Even though your my aunt you called me your little sister! You were 13 years old when my brothers and I and of course our dad came to live with you and grandmom and pop pop house. I was about 3 years old. You took me everywhere with you so many memories I will always cherish. You are the monarch of our whole family. You are a living saint aunt Katty, what an angel you are no one could ever top you in life you rest now and enjoy being with uncle Joe and all your other family up there who you loved and adored. You left 3 beautifull wonderfull sons here and lots of grandkids and great grandkids. Jimmy no one could of had a better son than you who was always there and
    took care of your mom the wat you did. I love you boys. I love and will miss you terribly aunt Katty. God Bless you! Love Connie and all my family๐Ÿ’˜

  • My sincere condolences to all of her family. Aunt Katty was a very special aunt to me and I am sad she is gone. She was kind, caring and always had kind words for those she came in contact with. In todays world she was one of a kind. I always told her in her younger years she looked like Jackie Kennedy and indeed she was beautiful inside and out. She is in a better place and at peace now. We love you.
    Rosemary, Robert and John

  • So very sorry for your loss! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate this difficult process.๐Ÿ™
    Sincerely,
    Chuck and Lu Helm

  • Jimmy,Paul,Ronnie and families,
    Your loss is shared by everyone who knew and loved Aunt Katy. She truly was an amazing lady that loved and adored her family. She was a beautiful spirit inside and out. I will always remember how she made everyone feel so special. She always had stories to tell us about our family history. We can all find comfort and peace remembering all those beautiful memories. Heaven truly has gained an angel. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our love and heartfelt sympathy,
    Paulette and family