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LAPIERRE, Katherine Died at the age of 60 at her home in Cambridge on July 1, 2016, a year after the diagnosis of glioblastoma. Kathy grew up in Haverhill and graduated from The College of the Holy Cross and Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed training in Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, initially practicing at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She also had a private practice. For the past twenty years she has worked at Harvard University Health Services, the last five years as the Chief of Counselling and Mental Health Services. She was an extraordinary clinician, beloved by her patients, trainees and colleagues. She was relentless in caring for her patients, combining innovative psychopharmacology with a wide range of therapies, including meditation and acupuncture. With her husband, Peter Lang, she shared a love for travel and adventure but far surpassed him as a swimmer, fisherwoman and in her love for the Grateful Dead. She continues to teach him compassion and humility. She is survived by her husband Peter, her parents, Lucien and Violet Lapierre, siblings Michael (Janice), James and Susan, nephews Marc, Matthew, Alexander, Benjamin and John, niece Anjali and Peter's children Daniel and Emma. Services and burial will be at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 5th. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 3, 2016
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