DEERFIELD - Katherine E. (Lynch) Raymond, 85, of Hoosac Road, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at Buckley HealthCare Center in Greenfield.
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Born in Midlund, GA, on Jan. 5, 1929 one of eight children of John and Edith (Bond) Lynch. She was a graduate of Charlemont High School.
On March 25, 1949, Katherine was married to Donald W. Raymond, together celebrating 60 years. Donald predeceased Katherine on July 26, 2009.
In her earlier years, she was employed as a bookkeeper and later as a secretary at Hawlemont Elementary School. She also provided home care for elders in their homes.
Katherine was a devoted grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters: Sandy Clark and her husband Mitch of Deerfield and Karla Clarke and her partner Henry Kocot of South Deerfield; a sister, Mary O'Connor of Westminster, MA; her beloved grandchildren: Bethany Pritchard and her husband Henry, Matt Clark and his wife Devon, Brian Clark, Dan Clark, Jay Clarke, James Clarke and Kendra Clarke; beloved great-grandchildren: Eddie Pritchard, Gwyneth, Stella, Hudson and Mason Clark, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Katherine was predeceased by her siblings: Donald Lynch, Jere Lynch, Martha Rice, Julia Partenheimer, John Lynch and Josephine Smith.
A private Celebration of Life service will take place at a later date. Burial will be in Pudding Hollow Cemetery in Hawley.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to Warm the Children, c/o The Recorder, PO Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302.
Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home of Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home Inc
87 Franklin St
Greenfield, MA 01301
Published in The Recorder on July 23, 2014