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Kathleen Rose Daly Tuitt born on September 21, 1926, was the seventh child of John Daly and Sarah Ann Fenton Daly of Baker Hill, Montserrat, West Indies. She, along with her younger sister Dulcena, lost their mother at a very early age. The were both raised by their maternal grandparents.
Kathleen, (Vannie as she was known by her family) was educated at the Cavalla Hill Primary School.
In 1947 Kathleen in her early 20’s, moved to Curaçao to work as a Domestic. While in Curacao she met and courted James Alfred Tuitt. The couple moved to Islington, London and on April 21, 1956 they were married. They resided in the UK until 1970.
On September 29, 1970, Kathleen and her husband James moved to Boston, MA. Her sister Dulcena Blake sponsored her arrival to America. In November 1970, Kathleen began working at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital which later became Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She worked there as a nurse’s aide until she retired in October 1991.
Kathleen was widowed on February 18, 1989 when her husband James died unexpectedly while visiting Montserrat. The year before that, the Tuitts just purchased their 2-family home from Sister Dulcena & Abraham Blake. Vannie was very determined to maintain her independency by becoming a landlady. She has provided housing for Family, Ministers and Friends. She was a tough but caring landlady.
In 1994, Kathleen became a member of the Dorchester Immanuel Church of the Nazarene. She served proudly as an usher and is well remembered for how well she dressed. She would say “if you look good, you will feel good”. Kathleen later moved on to Faith Christian Church until age curtailed her ability to attend services.
Kathleen unfortunately had no children of her own. She willingly doted on her many nephews, nieces and their children.
Kathleen is predeceased by 17 siblings. Left to mourn her loss is her only remaining sister Gwendolyn Charles of Boston, MA and a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great grand-nephews, great grand-nieces, cousins and friends.
After 94 years of living a grand life, God called Kathleen Rose “Vannie” Tuitt home to her final reward on February 18, 2020.
“Well done, my good and faithful servant”. Matthew 25:23
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