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Kathryn Potter Obituary
POTTER, KATHRYN POST Kathryn Post Potter, of Guilford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Yale–New Haven Hospital after a long illness. She was born February 7, 1941, to Francis and Florence Post in New Haven. She graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1959. Kathryn and her late husband David D. Potter moved to Guilford, where they lovingly raised three children: Debora Potter of Groton, Tracy Potter Cook (Nigel) of Daytona Beach and Steven Potter of Guilford. She is also survived by her siblings, Francis Post (Barbara) of Guilford, Maureen Post Littlefield (Rick) of Newington and Barbara Post Hannon (Dave) of Litchfield; and also several nieces and nephews. Kathryn worked various jobs within the Yale Health Care System before settling at Yale’s School of Medicine in the HIC Department. While there, and after her retirement, she was a proud and prominent member of Local 34 & 35 and YURAP, playing a pivotal role in negotiating and ratifying some of the most important contracts for the unions’ employees and retirees. She took up Tai Chi in her mid 50’s and became very adept, eventually teaching the seniors at the Guilford Community Center until a year ago. She enjoyed traveling, including a trip to China and a memorable trip to Italy with her daughter Tracy. She was an avid, lifelong reader, still able to recite poems and passages she learned in her schooling. Kathryn will be greatly missed by all who knew her. “The sage breathe through the heels.” The family would like to thank the staff at both Smilow Cancer Hospital in Guilford and the MICU at YNHH for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, the Potters ask that friends call or tell someone close to you that you love them. Services will be held at Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford on Thursday, May 15, at 11am. Friends may call prior to the services on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:00am at the Guilford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. George Cemetery, Hubbard Rd., Guilford. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com
Published in The New Haven Register on May 13, 2014
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