Swansea Historical Society

Katherine "Kay" Chaves Eddy


Kay was born in 1919 in Warren, RI.

Kay Eddy was a dispatcher for the Swansea Fire Department. She was the wife of Deputy Chief Russell Eddy. On June 26, 1951, Kay officIally became the "voice of K-C-B, 6-1-5". She retired in 1987 after working as a dispatcher for thirty-nine years.

Kay Eddy

(source: "The story: Swansea Volunteer Fire Department 1923-2017" by Nancy Boardman)

Kay passed away on September 24, 2010. She is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Swansea. (source: findagrave.com)