• Krystle Bernier


Updated: Jul 10, 2020

Kathy Moylan, VIABILITY’s Executive Assistant to the President, passed away Sunday, February 24, in Northampton with her family by her side.

Kathy worked for the organization as a devoted advocate for people with disabilities for more than 35 years, with her journey here beginning in the employment and training program in Holyoke. She also served as Human Rights Coordinator and chair of the Human Rights Committee, in addition to her position as executive assistant; or as she and Dick referred to her role, "Dick’s Job Coach.”

Kathy was known by her co-workers as a loyal and caring friend and colleague. She had a kind nature and sense of humor, plus an absolute dedication to the members we serve. Kathy was a welcomed and familiar face of the organization, often taking on the responsibility of organizing celebration and fundraising events throughout the years. She was genuinely skilled at bringing people throughout the community together to share in VIABILITY’s mission, and did so without expectation of praise or recognition. Kathy was a central part of the VIABILITY (and formerly Community Enterprises) team. She will be affectionately remembered by its staff, board, and members. Please find Kathy’s obituary posted on Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home’s website: https://www.barryjfarrellfuneralhome.com/notices/Kathleen-ChivasMoylan. In lieu of flowers, Kathy had requested donations be made in her memory to VIABILITY.