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M. Kathleen Green Brackett

1923-2013 PITTSFIELD M. Kathleen Green Brackett, 89, of 38 Williamsburg Terrace, Pittsfield, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at her home.

Born in Pittsfield on February 20, 1923, the daughter of Theodore A. and Agnes M. Haggerty Green, she was a 1940 graduate of Pittsfield High School and a 1941 graduate of Berkshire Business College.

Following graduation until 1945, she was employed by General Electric Company as a secretary in its Ordnance Systems Division. From 1955 until 1959, she was Church Secretary at St. Martin Episcopal Church in Pittsfield.

In 1968, Mrs. Brackett went to work for Friendly Ice Cream Corporation at its Coltsville location where she was the bookkeeper and had worked as a waitress. She retired in 1986 with twenty-two years service.

Mrs. Brackett was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Dalton where she was a member of the Christians in Action Committee and did other volunteer work, as well.

She was a member of the Dalton Council on Aging and did volunteer work at the Dalton Senior Center.

During the late-1950s to the mid-1960s Mrs. Brackett and her family were actively involved with both the Monarchs and the Skyhawks Junior Drum Corps.

Mrs. Brackett also gave of her time to The Christian Center and to the National Humane Society. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and baking; and had a special place in her heart for cats.

Her husband, Horace T. Brackett, whom she married October 27, 1945, died April 26, 1998.

Mrs. Brackett is survived by a daughter, Susan P. Jacobs and her husband, Richard, of Windsor; and a son, Richard L. Brackett and his wife, Yna, of West Palm Beach, Florida; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren; as well as her beloved cat, Emily.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for M. Kathleen Green Brackett will be held Saturday, January 5, at 11 a.m, at DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dalton with Rev. Daina Salnitis, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, officiating. Calling hours will precede the service beginning at 10. Burial will be at a later date in Pittsfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Brackett may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society, The Christian Center, Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association, or to HospiceCare in The Berkshires, all in care of the Funeral Home, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 3, 2013
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