From an early age growing up In Camden New Jersey, Kathy excelled in school, winning numerous honors and awards for achievement in elementary and Junior High and High School; culminating with acceptance into the National Junior Honor Society. When not in class Kathy could be found in the school bands and Glee clubs or in the garage helping her dad. After Graduating from Germantown High School in Philadelphia she earned a full scholarship to the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing.
As a registered nurse, Kathy dedicated her life to helping others. She began her career at St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, later moving to Mount Auburn hospital in Cambridge and Winchester Hospital. She finished her career at Aberjona Nursing center working with the Alzheimer’s patients where her care and compassion helped soothe her patients in their final years.
Her dedication and compassion didn’t end when her work day was over. She worked tirelessly while raising 2 children, ensuring she could be there for family dinner, homework or a just shoulder to lean on. In 2007 she got to share that shoulder with her granddaughter Ava. Whether playing games, telling stories, just goofing around or sharing her love of animals she treasured every moment together.
Her interests were numerous; Gathering with her lifelong friends, pursuing her love of reading or her love of nature and animals. When not engulfed in a thriller on her Kindle she could be found immersed in Animal Planet and National Geographic with a passion for the Orangutans and Siberian Huskies.
Her laugh, her smile, her compassionate understanding and support will be deeply missed by all who knew her.