Published in the September 4, 2015 edition.
STRAFFORD, N.H. — Kathleen K. Cranley, 71, of Strafford, N.H. and formerly a longtime Wakefield resident, died on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Hyder Hospice House in Dover, N.H.
Born in Boston on April 9, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Katherine F. (Mooney) Kean.
Mrs. Cranley was raised in Dorchester. She was a graduate of Fontbonne Academy in Milton, Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1965, and earned her master’s degree from Boston College. Mrs. Cranley worked at Boston City Hospital and was a member of the Wakefield School and Finance Committees. She dedicated her life to her children and family.
She was the wife of the late Dr. William R. Cranley. Mrs. Cranley is survived by her three children: Timothy C. Cranley of Wakefield, Michael E. Cranley and his wife Karen Strangfeld of Dunstable and Elizabeth Grasso and her husband David of Connecticut, as well as her grandson John Grasso. She was predeceased by her brother Charles T. Kean.
Her funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.