ALKINS Catherine E. “Katie” (Birmingham) Alkins, of Brentwood, NH, formerly of Melrose, February 9, 2015. Beloved wife of Ret. Melrose Police Officer, the late William E. Alkins, with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Devoted mother of William J. Alkins and his wife Karen of Raymond, NH, and Terry Bertoulin and her husband Michael of Newmarket, NH. Dear sister of the late Ann Foley, Mary Clement, and Rita LeBlanc. Cherished “Nana” of four grandchildren, and “GG” of four great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will gather in honor and remembrance of Katie’s life for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St, Melrose on Sunday, February 15 from 2:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M., and again on Monday morning at 9:30 A.M. before leaving in procession to St. Mary’s Church, Herbert Street, Melrose for her Funeral Mass celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made specifically in Katie’s name to benefit those suffering from Dysphagia to: Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, c/o Steven E. Woods, Director and Administrator, Efforts Fund, 117 North Road, Brentwood, NH 03833. For directions, online tribute or to share a memory, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com Robinson Funeral Home Melrose 781-665-1900
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Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 12, 2015