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Obituary for Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Mele

Kathleen Ann Mele passed away on February 25, 2024 after a short but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born on April 17, 1962 to the late Nicholas J. Mele and Joan Dempsey Mele. Kathy was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, Springfield Technical Community College and MCLA.
Kathy had a long career as a Radiologic Technologist and Operations Manager for Berkshire Medical Center Radiology, retiring in 2021. Kathy loved to travel; she and her travel partner, Gloria Gero, traveled around the world and made many great memories. Kathy was always very active. She played golf, biked, hiked, kayaked, snow shoed and recently started playing pickleball.
Kathy leaves her husband of 32 years, John D. Coffey. She also leaves a brother, Bill Mele and sister-in-law Susie of Mashpee, MA; one sister, Mary Shook and husband, Peter; two nieces, Kanga (Sara) Collard of San Diego and Kaitlyn Shook of West Stockbridge and one nephew Kevin Shook of Pittsfield. Kathy also leaves her best friends, her beloved golden retrievers, Stella & Dempsey. Her goldens were the light of her life.
FUNERAL NOTICE: In keeping with Kathy’s wishes, services will be private. Donations may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA 01201. The family would like to thank the staff at the David Phelps Cancer Center. We would also like to thank Kathy’s dear friends who rallied around her during her illness. Their kindness and concern helped us through this difficult time. May she rest in peace. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit