NORTON, Katherine M. (Hudson) In Braintree, originally from Dorchester, February 16th, age 49 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Donald T. Loving mother of Kerrin K., Caitlin R., Owen D., and Ryan J. Norton. Daughter of Dorothy A. (Feeley) Hudson of Milton and the late James F. "Babe" Hudson. Sister of James F. Hudson and his companion Dianne Watson of Dorchester and Patricia L. Hudson and her husband Michael Wallace of Milton. Goddaughter of Marie E. Reilly of Dorchester and William F. Hudson of FL. Daughter-in-law of the late James J. and Patricia A. (Tuley) Norton. Survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, Wednesday 3-8 P.M. Funeral Mass in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree, Thursday, February 21, at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends invited. Kathy was a proud Boston Globe employee for over 27 years. She was a graduate of Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School Class of '82, Boston Business School, and Suffolk University. Kathy was dedicated to helping to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy's memory may be made to the Owen Norton Special Needs Trust, c/o Braintree Cooperative Bank, 372 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184. Interment in Milton Cemetery. For directions & guestbook, www.jmurphyfh.com. Funeral Home handicapped accessible with ample parking.

Published in The Boston Globe from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2013