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Katherine (Kathy) Regina Sevigny

Chino Valley, Arizona

June 3, 1943 - April 6, 2023

Katherine (Kathy) Regina Sevigny Obituary

Kathy Sevigny passed away peacefully in her home on April 6th, 2023, at the age of 79 with her husband of 50 years and her son by her side. She was born in Medford, MA, in 1943, the daughter of Marie and Leo MacDonald. She was the second of six children born into a faithful Catholic home. Kathy was a wonderful singer with a high, beautiful soprano voice. When she sang, you could feel the strength of her spirit.


While attending Catholic school in Framingham, MA, Kathy felt the call to be a nun and a teacher. She was accepted into the Order of the Sisters of St. Joseph and joined the convent in Framingham, where she studied at Regis College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was assigned to teach at an elementary school in Natick, MA, within St. Patrick's Parish.


After institutional changes took place, she left the convent and became an elementary school teacher in the Westwood Mass Public School District.


After dating for 15 months, Richard and Kathy were married on May 11th, 1973, at the Catholic church in Natick. In 1975, their son Roy was born while they were living in Westborough, MA. Kathy was so grateful for the opportunity to be a mother.


In 1977, they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1981, Kathy and Richard (and Roy) were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Washington D.C. Temple.


Kathy will be remembered most for her compassion, service, and Christlike love.


She is survived by her husband Richard; son Roy; grandchildren Sydney, Calleigh, and Christian; her siblings: Jane MacDonald; Beth Natsios (Andrew); Genie Seybold (Jed); Martina MacDonald; and Tom MacDonald (Joyce).


A celebration of life was held on April 13th at the Prescott Valley Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


When asked about some of the special things he will always cherish about Kathy, Richard explained:

"Kathy was a singer, a wonderful singer. She had a high, beautiful, and amazing soprano voice that just changes you. It gets inside of you. When she sang a song like Ave Maria, with those high notes, you could feel the strength of her spirit. That was a key core of her. Everyone wanted her to sing at their events. The whole church would be uplifted by the song. You couldn’t help it, it would just melt you. That was a great talent. I often thought, ‘I’m standing here with this woman — I’m actually married to a person like this that has that kind of talent and love, that’s a wow! She would sing to me, and play her guitar. She was a teacher, and she taught me. Even before I met her, she was on a path to know Jesus Christ. She was way above me. Yes, I’ve come a long way, but I have not caught up with her. I’m working on it. She was an incredible gift in my life.”


Richard's message to Kathy today:

I want to be like you. You didn’t judge people, you just loved them. You were always loving. You’re a pure spirit. You were always caring and patient. You were patient with me, you shared your love with me. I’m not there yet, but I want to be like you, and I look forward to being with you again. You spent your whole life helping me be a better person. We grew together, we grew closer to the Lord. You never got sidetracked. Thank you for reminding me not to get caught up in the world. You’re now entering into the kingdom. I’m not going yet, I’ve got some things I need to work on, but I’ll be there with you.


Kathy’s Heavenly story restarted on April 6, 2023.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Katherine (Kathy) Regina Sevigny hosted by Heritage Funeral Homes.

Kathy Sevigny passed away peacefully in her home on April 6th, 2023, at the age of 79 with her husband of 50 years and her son by her side. She was born in Medford, MA, in 1943, the daughter of Marie and Leo MacDonald. She was the second of six children born into a faithful Catholic home. Kathy was a wonderful singer with a high, beautiful soprano voice. When she sang, you could feel the strength of her spirit.


While attending Catholic school in Framingham, MA, Kathy felt the call to be a nun and a teacher. She was accepted into the Order of the Sisters of St. Joseph and joined the convent in Framingham, where she studied at Regis College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was assigned to teach at an elementary school in Natick, MA, within St. Patrick's Parish.


After institutional changes took place, she left the convent and became an elementary school teacher in the Westwood Mass Public School District.


After dating for 15 months, Richard and Kathy were married on May 11th, 1973, at the Catholic church in Natick. In 1975, their son Roy was born while they were living in Westborough, MA. Kathy was so grateful for the opportunity to be a mother.


In 1977, they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1981, Kathy and Richard (and Roy) were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Washington D.C. Temple.


Kathy will be remembered most for her compassion, service, and Christlike love.


She is survived by her husband Richard; son Roy; grandchildren Sydney, Calleigh, and Christian; her siblings: Jane MacDonald; Beth Natsios (Andrew); Genie Seybold (Jed); Martina MacDonald; and Tom MacDonald (Joyce).


A celebration of life was held on April 13th at the Prescott Valley Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


When asked about some of the special things he will always cherish about Kathy, Richard explained:

"Kathy was a singer, a wonderful singer. She had a high, beautiful, and amazing soprano voice that just changes you. It gets inside of you. When she sang a song like Ave Maria, with those high notes, you could feel the strength of her spirit. That was a key core of her. Everyone wanted her to sing at their events. The whole church would be uplifted by the song. You couldn’t help it, it would just melt you. That was a great talent. I often thought, ‘I’m standing here with this woman — I’m actually married to a person like this that has that kind of talent and love, that’s a wow! She would sing to me, and play her guitar. She was a teacher, and she taught me. Even before I met her, she was on a path to know Jesus Christ. She was way above me. Yes, I’ve come a long way, but I have not caught up with her. I’m working on it. She was an incredible gift in my life.”


Richard's message to Kathy today:

I want to be like you. You didn’t judge people, you just loved them. You were always loving. You’re a pure spirit. You were always caring and patient. You were patient with me, you shared your love with me. I’m not there yet, but I want to be like you, and I look forward to being with you again. You spent your whole life helping me be a better person. We grew together, we grew closer to the Lord. You never got sidetracked. Thank you for reminding me not to get caught up in the world. You’re now entering into the kingdom. I’m not going yet, I’ve got some things I need to work on, but I’ll be there with you.


Kathy’s Heavenly story restarted on April 6, 2023.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Katherine (Kathy) Regina Sevigny hosted by Heritage Funeral Homes.

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