Name     Kathleen P. (Tracy) Carlisle
      March 2, 1945 - November 21, 2017
Service Information     A funeral mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge, Saturday, November 25, at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited.
Visitation     Visiting hours prior to funeral mass Saturday, November 25, in the John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home, 305 Broadway, Cambridge, from 9:00 to 10:45 AM.
Memorial Donations     Contributions in Kathy’s name may be made to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, 100 Trade Center, Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801 and The Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home at Chilton St., 65 Chilton St., Cambridge, MA 02138.


Carlisle, lifelong resident of Cambridge, November 21, 2017, Kathleen P. (Tracy) Carlisle, devoted wife for 49 years of John, loving mother of Jon and his wife, Silvia. Dear grandmother of Liandra Carlisle Bautista and Esteban Perez. Sister of Elizabeth Tracy and her husband, Bob Bartels of OH. Aunt of Robert Bartels of OH and Max Vernaza of Cambridge. Kathy also leaves behind many dear cousins, including Jane Clark of MI, Richard Hanson of ME, John Hanson of NH, and Michael Hanson of IL. A graduate of Suffolk University, Kathy taught for 42 years in the Cambridge School System. Kathy will be remembered for her generosity, compassion, grace and beauty; she was always willing to help others without hesitation. Her patience was infinite as was the love that she always showed to her family and friends. A funeral mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge, Saturday, November 25, at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours prior to funeral mass in the John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home, 305 Broadway, Cambridge, from 9:00 to 10:45 AM. Contributions in Kathy’s name may be made to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, 100 Trade Center, Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801 and The Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home at Chilton St., 65 Chilton St., Cambridge, MA 02138. www.burnsfuneralhomes.com