Katherine L. "Kay" Scammon formerly of Wellesley and Falmouth, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at the age of 86. Beloved daughter of the late Leon and Catherine (Sullivan) Scammon. Kay was predeceased by her two sisters Mary and Grace Scammon and six brothers Red, Joe, Jack, Tom, Bob and Bill Scammon. The youngest of nine children, she was born and raised in Wellesley Hills. The family lived on Walnut Street before moving to “Hungry Hill” on Crescent Street in 1944. After sixty-six years in Wellesley, Kay retired to Falmouth to be near friends. Although Kay did not have children of her own, she would tell everyone who would listen about her cherished twenty-one nieces and nephews and the many grand and great grand nieces and nephews to come.
Kay was proud of her career in Accounts Payable for Peat, Marwick & Mitchell Co. (KPMG) for over 30 years. With a high school diploma from Wellesley High School (Class of 1956), she rose to a high level in one of the Big Six accounting firms in the country. After leaving PMM, she worked for Boston Private Bank and Trust Co. before retiring to Falmouth. Kay and her many friends literally cruised their way around the world together making amazing memories for themselves. Kay would want to be remembered as a strong and independent woman, who loved her family more than anything, and someone that had a long and wonderful life. She now is at peace and sitting at the large Heavenly Table with all of her family once again.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 18th at 11AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 9 Glen Rd. Wellesley followed by interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham. Visiting hours will be held immediately prior to the Mass from 9-10:45AM in the Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 56 Washington St. Wellesley.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist School in Wellesley Hills or to the Alzheimer’s Association.