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Kathryn M. Kesek

1929 - 2016 BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. Kathryn M. Kesek, 86, of Atkinson Street died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehab Center in Middlebury, Vt. Kay was born November 26, 1929 in Weathersfield, Vt., the daughter of Elwin J. and Nellie V. (Heald) Spaulding. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1947. Following her marriage to Robert Sherwood in 1953, she moved to Bellows Falls, where she lived the rest of her life. Kay was active in many local organizations such as the Bellows Falls Moose Club, the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. She was honored in 2011 with the Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Service for her work with groups such as RSVP, Women of the Moose, Red Cross Blood Drive and the Bellows Falls Community kitchen. The award was personally presented to her by Governor Peter Shumlin at the Vermont Statehouse. Kay married Walter A. Kesek on December 27, 1971. They lived a full and active life together until his death in 1999. Kay is survived by four Sons, Richard Sherwood and wife, Harriette, of Chester, Vt., Walter J. Kesek of Bellows Falls, Vt., Mark Kesek of W. Swanzey, N.H. and David Kesek of Warren, N.H.; three daughters, Jean Kuhn and husband, Bryant, of Westminster, Vt., Lorraine Dotson and husband, Stephen, of Center Rutland, Vt. and Mary Davis and husband, Kenneth, of Athens, Vt., along with 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her grandson Avery Sherwood, her brother Irwin Spaulding, her sister Carrie Guild and her son George Kesek. FUNERAL SERVICE: A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Fenton and Hennessy Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. Officiating will be Reverend Hannah K. Rogers. Calling hours will be 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., with a short prayer service at 1:00 p.m. by the Women of the Moose. A private burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Kay's memory to Mooseheart International, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539-1118 or to the , Vt and NH Chapter, 172 N. Main St., Barre, Vt. 05641-4124.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer from Apr. 13 to Apr. 19, 2016
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