January 6, 1947 - May 5, 2018 Born in San Francisco, CA Resided in Fremont, California
Mary Katherine (Kathy) Bray was born and raised in San Francisco and attended local public schools and the University of San Francisco (BA 1968 magna cum laude, MA in Education c. 1980). At first, she was a middle school teacher and then changed course to work at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland) and pursue various jobs in the field of workman’s compensation administration. Later, Kathy was Assistant Registrar for the University of California Extension. Her final position before retirement was as Office Manager for Girls Inc. of Alameda County. In her busy life, she also found time to tutor elementary and middle school children privately.
Kathy also generously served as both member and leader in a variety of community organizations and causes for the betterment of others: Fremont, CA branch of the America Association of University Women (AAUW) -- on the Executive Board, the Ohione Scholarship Committee and the Women’s History Committee; The Fremont, CA branch of League of Women Voters; American Business Women’s Association; Friendship Force International. Kathy was also active in the Red Hat Society.
As a Catholic, Kathy’s faith was an integral part of her life. She lived it fully in her parish community of St. Joseph’s (Fremont), where she was a member of Women of St. Joseph.
Pre-deceased by her parents, Katherine Doyle Bray and Richard Parker Bray, Kathy is survived by her cousins, Roberta Boyle, Joan Doyle, and Elizabeth Haley, and a multitude of friends. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 17, at St. Joseph’s Church (Fremont), 10:00 AM, with a reception to follow in the parish hall. Burial will be at 1:45 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery (Colma).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the local chapters of AAUW, League of Women Voters, or St. Joseph’s Church.