|(Tuesday - March 16,
2021) - Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Hamari, age 74, of New Brighton,
Minnesota, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 5, following recent
Kathy was born April 11, 1946, in Washington
D.C., daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret Mary (Moore) Kane. She
was also preceded in death by her husband Al Hamari in June of 2020, to
whom she was deeply devoted to and loved, and whom she married on
November 20, 1976.
Kathy graduated from Our Lady of Peace High
School in 1964 and St. Katherine's University in 1968 in the Minneapolis
/ St. Paul, Minnesota area with a major in speech and drama. After
graduation, Kathy became involved in the local theatre "Theatre St.
Paul" as well as doing volunteer work for the local public TV. As an
extension of her volunteer work, Kathy, over the course of her life, was
very passionate about meeting the many different kinds of needs that
people had, from food pantries to the homeless, and was a lifelong
supporter of the sanctity of life. Her faith, love, and kindness, along
with a selfless and giving spirit, touched many people not only locally
but also on a global basis. She was always very proud of her "Irish"
roots, which she often displayed in her unmistakable and vibrantly green
In recent weeks, Kathy became a great grandparent for a
second time which brought her great joy. To those who knew Kathy, the
precious gifts of children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren,
were never taken for granted. In her final days at the hospital, all of
the doctors and nurses who provided care for her knew that a
great-grandson was coming and celebrated with her in that very personal
experience with her, the miracle of birth for another family member.
She is survived by her son; Tim (Lisa) Oatley and his daughters
Jessica (Alex) Martin and great grand-daughter Lula; Stephanie (Josh)
Rajala and great-grandson Jackson; son Tom (Erin) Oatley and his
daughter Alicia; her Siblings; brothers Thomas (Karen), Timothy
(Brenda), Dennis (Susan), Nicholas, Gerald, her sisters Keelin (Mark);
Susan (Kathryn); And many nieces and nephews.
Kathy blessed many
lives throughout her lifetime and will be dearly missed by those who
knew and loved her.
A graveside ceremony will take place on
Friday, March 19, at 1:00 PM at the Quinnesec Cemetery.
gifts on behalf of Kathy Hamari towards the DICSA,1238 Carpenter Ave,
Iron Mountain, MI 49801, to help meet the needs of others, would be
greatly appreciated. The family also respectfully requests, for the
safety of the family and others, that social distancing guidelines be
You may leave a condolence or tribute for Kathy's family
The family has chosen the Jacobs
Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iron Mountain to honor Kathy's
legacy of life.