Kathleen A. Whiteford, 71 of 105 Boston Post Road, died at home after a long illness, on Thursday, October 15, 2020. She was born in Gouverneur, NY on May 5, 1949, the daughter of Lynn B. Whiteford and Anna N. Laverghetta and one of five siblings.
Kathy was a Vietnam Era Veteran and served as Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force. For most of her work life, she worked as a substance abuse counselor for the Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a substance abuse counselor. She also earned a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Southern CT State University.
Kathy had a great laugh and a great sense of humor. She loved her family and friends and all of her nieces, nephews and God children. She had great faith and owned more rosary beads than anyone we know.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Douglas Gene Whiteford of Tempe, AZ. She is survived by two brothers, Lynn B. Whiteford Jr (Karen Mercier)of Tempe AZ and James P. Whiteford (Bobbi Whittaker)of Saugerties, NY and her sister, Patricia Whiteford Philson of Wallingford, CT. In addition, she is survived by nine nieces and nephews , Christina LaChance of Vero Beach, FL, Susan Pearson of Northford, CT, Jeffery Philson of North Haven, CT, Jared Whiteford of Kingston, NY, Sean Whiteford of Hudson, NY, Jason Whiteford of Tempe, AZ, Nicole Bozek of Lakeside, AZ, Allison Sykes of Chandler, AZ, Matthew Whiteford of Portland, OR, close friends Laura and Mike Andrews of Waterford, CT and their two children Lisa Allen of East Lyme, CT and Tyler Andrews of Waterford, CT. Kathy was Godmother to her nephew Sean Whiteford and Lisa Allen and Tyler Andrews. She also had many great nieces and nephews.
Immediate memorial services will be private. Funeral arrangements will be finalized in the spring. Kathleen's final resting place will be in the Veterans cemetery in Middletown, CT.
If anyone so desires, gifts may be made in her name to the Southeastern Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence or have a mass said for her in your local Roman Catholic Church.
Rest In Peace Dear Sister, Aunt and Friend.