1930 – 2021
Putnam – Katherine “Kay” (Dunn) Picciarelli-Small, 90, formerly of Ballou St., passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Alfred Picciarelli and the late Gardiner Small. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Magnus Vincent Dunn and Rose (Morgan) Dunn.
Kay worked as a service representative at SNET for 30 years. She enjoyed reading, watching television and writing “pen to paper.” She was always open to learning and enjoyed writing in her diary. Kay enjoyed traveling and the memorable times spent along the Maine coast. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers which was a SNET employee club. She was a member of the Living Faith United Methodist Church in Putnam.
Kay is survived by her son, Vincent Picciarelli and his wife Linda of The Villages, FL, her daughter, Laraine Labrecque and her husband Normand of Hudson, MA; her brother, Vincent Dunn of Douglaston, NY and Alexanders Lake in Danielson; her grandchildren, Maryann Picciarelli, Heather Picciarelli-Phommachanh, Andrew Labrecque, and Steven Labrecque; her great grandchildren, Ashley Renee, Kayla Paige, and Emma Rayne as well as many loved nieces and nephews and their families.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Kay’s family from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary Cemetery, Providence St. Putnam, CT. A Celebration of Kay’s Life will be held in the summer at the convenience of the family. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.