Katherine M. Rumul

Passed away on March 06, 2016
Katherine (Kay) M. Rumul, 89, of Osterville, formerly of Framingham, was called to Heaven on Sunday, March 6, 2016, surrounded by her family following a courageous seven-year battle with cancer.  Katherine was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Osterville. Born in South Boston, Katherine was the wife of the late Louis V. Rumul, who predeceased her in 1985. Lovingly known by many as "Sis", her life-long Patriotism began in her early teens when she aided the WWII effort making airplane parts at a factory.  Prior to her marriage to Lou, she began her career at The Boston Music Company and then Boston Gas Company.  They started a family and moved to Burlington, then settled in Framingham for many years where she worked at Sears in both the retail and human resources departments.  Katherine and Lou then retired to Cape Cod where she again worked at Sears until her first retirement.  Always active and busy, she didn’t find retirement challenging enough and worked for the Department of Health and Human Services until her second retirement.  Her family and friends all see her greatest accomplishments to be the daily life-long lessons she taught until her very last days.  Katherine leaves her children--Paul Rumul and wife Judy, of East Sandwich; Nancy Rumul and husband, John Coskie, of Tisbury; and Susan Rumul of Osterville. She was also grandmother to Christopher Rumul and wife Elizabeth, of Medfield; and Matthew Rumul and fiancée Heather Valeri, of Mashpee; and great grandmother to William Paul Rumul and brand new baby,  Kay Virginia Rumul, her namesake, of Medfield.  Always remembering that people do make a difference, the family wishes to thank the phenomenal staff at Cape Cod Hospital and Cancer Center, Dr. Mark Collins, VNA and VNA Hospice and everyone else for their prayers, cards, phone calls and every little comfort.   Visiting hours will be from 8 to 9:15 am in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Martsons Mill. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10am on Wednesday, March 9th at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 76 Wianno Ave., Osterville.  Burial will be at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The New England Home for Little Wanderers, Development Department, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135