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“I just learned of her passing today, a year after the fact. I'm stunned. Though we know a lot of the same people and have traveled in similar...Read More »
1 of 63 | Posted by: Alexander Dukas - Quincy, MA

“I am a bereaved mom. I know Kat's birthday and first anniversary of her passing is coming up. I remember how hard that was for me. I sending my...Read More »
2 of 63 | Posted by: Ellen C - Brockton, MA

“Kay, I just learned from Charlie today that you are gone and now an Angel. I always had theutmost respect for you and the way you treatedvyoue...Read More »
3 of 63 | Posted by: Julie Carlson - New Bedford, MA

“Kat was a bright shining light and worked hard to help others. I will miss her! RIP, Kat. ”
4 of 63 | Posted by: Deb Putnam - Boston, MA

“May you rest in Peace Kat. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting you, I feel like I know you ! My Son, Derek spoke very highly of you. I obv...Read More »
5 of 63 | Posted by: Carol Nunes - Braintree, MA

“So sorry to hear about Kat. She was such a kind amazing woman.She always talked about her family and the love she had for them. Rest in peace Kat ”
6 of 63 | Posted by: Darcy Beals - Bridgewater, MA

“So sorry to hear about Kat. She was such a kind amazing woman.She always talked about her family and the love she had for them. Rest in peace Kat ”
7 of 63 | Posted by: Darcy Beals - Bridgewater, MA

8 of 63 | Posted by: The FRATS FRAT ANTONIO - MA

“Vin.michellerenee.rachel ”
9 of 63 | Posted by: FRAT ANTONIO - MA - Friend

“Eddie And I are deeply shocked and saddened to hear that Kat passed away. Kat was a great neighbor and long time friend. She will be missed. We send...Read More »
10 of 63 | Posted by: Vallerie Johnson - Brockton, MA

“I will always remember Kat for her love of family and dedication to her work. Shared many laughs with Kat on the job. My deepest condolences to...Read More »
11 of 63 | Posted by: Paula McDonald - Weymouth, MA

“dear pat, i am very sorry for your loss.... love, cindy ”
12 of 63 | Posted by: cindy performing goldberg (tino) goldberg - MA

“My heart Aches,sending my love to those who Kat loved dearly. She was such a force,FULL of love and compassion. She touched so many lives,her spirit...Read More »
13 of 63 | Posted by: Nicole Day - MA - Friend

“Deepest Condolences to her Family....RIP KAT...!!!You helped many lives in your time here on now you will rest with all the Angel's in...Read More »
14 of 63 | Posted by: Brenda Lee Alves - Fall River, MA

15 of 63 | Posted by: Eddie & Vallerie Johnson - MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I'm sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Kathy ”
16 of 63 | Posted by: Kathleen Madden

17 of 63 | Posted by: Edward & Vallerie Johnson - MA

18 of 63 | Posted by: Eddie & Vallerie Johnson - MA

“My sincerest sympathies to Pat and the familyWhen there were periods of crisis Kat stood by meWhen there were times of happiness Kat laughed with...Read More »
19 of 63 | Posted by: Arlene Small - Quincy, MA

“I did not have much interaction with Kat at work, but when I did, it was always a pleasant experience. She was upbeat, professional, and her...Read More »
20 of 63 | Posted by: Kathy Norris - Coworker

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. During this most difficult time I...Read More »
21 of 63 | Posted by: Liz Farrell - South Boston, MA

“As I read these condolences, my heart aches and goes out to Patrick, his family and their friends...Sudden loss can bring on major grief, heartache...Read More »
22 of 63 | Posted by: Thomas Barnard - Massachussetts, MA

“Kat....for all the beauty and confidence you brought into my life....I will take that with me for the rest of my days.....May your beauty shine on in...Read More »
23 of 63 | Posted by: Bruce B

“I was in shock when Brenda called and told me. We were neighbors, and my daughters Cheryl and Lisa were your friends. May you rest in peace. My heart...Read More »
24 of 63 | Posted by: Adele Turnbull - Shirley, MA

“KatM my love for you will endure forever! I chose "family" for relationship because that's what you were to me ~ My Sister on this Journey called...Read More »
25 of 63 | Posted by: Geraldine G - Snellville, GA

“My heart breaks for her husband Patrick,, sons Matt and Patrick, and her family and friends. She may have been taken much too soon, but God needed...Read More »
26 of 63 | Posted by: Judy Ruxton - Taunton, MA

“Shocked to hear of Kat's passing. She was doing much needed work with ARCH. To all her familt and friends, I hope memories comfort and heal you....Read More »
27 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“So shocked and dismayed to hear of Kat's Passing. I ran into her awhile back and she said she had pneumonia. I told her to get plenty of rest and...Read More »
28 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“Kat touched everyone that knew her. Kat's spiritual guidance and inspiration will stay with us all forever.My deepest condolences.Julie...Read More »
29 of 63 | Posted by: A friend

“To my Bride, You were my light in the darkness, my bright Star in the night sky, my Laughter when I was sad... You were my Champion... I'll Love &...Read More »
30 of 63 | Posted by: Patrick Michel - Brockton, MA

“I was very sorry hear loss of kathy my prayer your family ”
31 of 63 | Posted by: Anna silva - exeter, NH - family

“Billy, Brenda, Ronnie, Mary and Family,I was very sorry to hear of the loss of Kathy. My condolences to you all. ”
32 of 63 | Posted by: Cheryl Mason - Watertown, MA

“Pat, Matt & Packy, I will carry Kat's loving spirit with me forever. Condolences along with prayers of peace, love and respect to your family. ”
33 of 63 | Posted by: Lynn (Woods) Hall - Fitchburg, MA

“Love you more ♡ Kat going to miss you! Heaven got another angel, fly high Baby Girl ♡♡♡ ”
34 of 63 | Posted by: Jama Chaprales - Chelsea, MA

“My Dear Kat, you were a beautiful spirit who loved boldly. Your heart for others that came into your path was a heart filled with love. You didn't...Read More »
35 of 63 | Posted by: Larry Hunt - Ocala, FL - Friend

“Sorry for your loss. Kathy was a strong women. We have good memories of Davis Road when we lived next door to each other. ”
36 of 63 | Posted by: Mary jabe Wiley - Belmont, MA

“I'm truely going to miss you my crazy Kat Love your butterfly ”
37 of 63 | Posted by: Jamie Dodge - Friend

“Kat will be missed. I know she loved all you very much. I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with you! ”
38 of 63 | Posted by: M. Crompton - Brockton, MA

“Pat and family we are so shocked and sorry for your loss ”
39 of 63 | Posted by: Claire Kilawee-Corsini - Easton, MA

“You were such an inspiration. ❤ ”
40 of 63 | Posted by: Laurie Phillips - Middleboro, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with u all ”
41 of 63 | Posted by: Christy Verburgt - Family

“Our sincere condolences to you Pat, and to Packy and Matty. We are devastated at this unexpected loss. We love you guys, and are here for you. ”
42 of 63 | Posted by: Bill and Trisha Tinker - MA

“Rest easy Beautiful. I will miss our conversations, until we meet again. My condolences to the family. ”
43 of 63 | Posted by: Rayann Batchelder - Brockton, MA

“Oh my Lord!! I can't accept this. Sometimes we just think that somebody is going to be with us forever. And although she is not here she will be with...Read More »
44 of 63 | Posted by: Beth Gonsalves - brockton, MA

“The last few days have been sad and trying to make sense of things that just don't make sense at all.God needed you more than we did, I will help...Read More »
45 of 63 | Posted by: Catherine Connearney - Somerset, MA

“My thoughts and prayers for your family. You are a wonderful soul fly high. ”
46 of 63 | Posted by: Pat Matthews - Friend

“SHE WAS A WONDERFUL WOMAN,who I loved and respected ”
47 of 63 | Posted by: Lareek Anderson - Boston, MA

“Condolences to Pat and family ”
48 of 63 | Posted by: Judy Springer-Gallagher - MA

“To the Tinker Family,Billy, Ronnie, Brenda and Mary, Dom and I are soooo saddened with the loss of your beautiful sister Kat. She had a smile that...Read More »
49 of 63 | Posted by: Dom and Rose DeSalvatore - MA

“Pat, our sincerest condolences on the loss of Kat. We have known Kat since she was little. Her dad Ron worked with my husband for many years. We...Read More »
50 of 63 | Posted by: Dom and Rose DeSalvatore - MA

“How we used to hang out at your house cuz and always want to sleep over at Nanny Tinkers house, she would bring us to Downtown Crossing, to rub the...Read More »
51 of 63 | Posted by: sara vasconcellos - woburn, MA

“Pat my deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
52 of 63 | Posted by: Linda Geraigery - Weymouth, MA

“My dear sweet girl. We are going to miss you so much.Remembering all the wonderful times we had together. We will miss your laughter and your ...Read More »
53 of 63 | Posted by: Aunt Paula & Uncle Bunky Tinker - ME

“My hear goes out to your family and all your friends, keeping you all in my prayers. Gone to soon, your star shines bright. Such a loving and...Read More »
54 of 63 | Posted by: Reneé Percy - Woburn, MA

“Miss Kat, No one "got" me like you did! Your passion and love for life was powerful. I can't thank you enough. Ever. "Woop- There it is!" Soar high...Read More »
55 of 63 | Posted by: Rene Brown - Friend

“We started this journey together my friend, 1 day apart, (you never let me 4get you were a day ahead) slept head to foot on Billy D's couch, just...Read More »
56 of 63 | Posted by: Corinne Brisbois - MA - Friend

“Will always have you in my heart( I remember the night me n you(in your flowered longhorns& me in mine climbed out on the roof of dads rm( uncle...Read More »
57 of 63 | Posted by: Kendra Tinker - Hyannis, MA

“I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Kat was an amazing woman who helped so many, but most of all, she loved her family so very much ”
58 of 63 | Posted by: Stephanie Freedman - Weymouth, MA

“Kat was a beautiful spirit. She helped so many lost souls. She taught me a lot in the short time I knew her. She was loved and she'll be missed. ...Read More »
59 of 63 | Posted by: Ken Feldstein - Duxbury, MA

“Pat my deepest condolences to you, your sons & your entire family. I can't even imagine what your going through. I love you more ♥ ”
60 of 63 | Posted by: DonnaJean Kelly - Port Charlotte, FL

“Never in my life have I met anyone like you Kat. It has been my joy to be a friend, a colleague, part of your sisterhood...and one of your biggest...Read More »
61 of 63 | Posted by: Donna M. White - Boston, MA

“I am so heartbroken Kat for your passing . I love you more my cousin and I am so proud of what you have become. You always brought us laughter and...Read More »
62 of 63 | Posted by: Tania Garey - Epping, NH - Family

“You left us too soon, Kat...but our Lord needed you. You were so special to me and I will always cherish my memories of us. Please give Billy,...Read More »
63 of 63 | Posted by: Patty Mason - Newton, MA - Friend

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BROCKTON—-Kathleen M. "Kat" (Tinker) Farrell-Michel, 53, a resident of Brockton for the past 27 years, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Brockton Hospital. She was the wife of R. Patrick Michel for 24 years.

Born in Cambridge, a daughter of Ronald and Mary (Vahey) Tinker, she was raised in Belmont and was a graduate of Belmont High School. She continued her education earning a Masters Degree in Marital & Family Therapy from Cambridge College.

Kat was employed as the Director of High Point Treatment Center of Brockton.

A member of the Board of Women's Spiritual Retreat-Women Rising Up, Kat enjoyed music, singing and art.

In addition to her husband Patrick, she is survived by two sons, Matthew Farrell and his girlfriend Tabitha of Brockton and Patrick Michel of Brockton; her siblings, Brenda Donovan of Shrewsbury, William Tinker of Southbridge, Ronald Tinker of Southbridge, Mary Tinker of Lubec, Maine, Michael Coulliard of NC, Ronald Coulliard of NC., and Jason Coulliard of CA.; a granddaughter, Makenna Farrell of Brockton; nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Jamie Tinker.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday from 4-8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton followed by a funeral service at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations in Kat's memory may be sent to Women's Spiritual Retreat, Women Rising Up, PO Box 102, North Easton, MA. 02356. For directions or condolences visit