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Kathleen Dudley-Perry

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Kathleen Dudley-Perry Round Lake, NY – Kathleen Dudley-Perry, known as Katie or Kate to most, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, surrounded by family, at the young age of 37. Kate was a rare combination of beauty, brilliance, and kindness. She was always reading her way through a stack of books and a small pile of trashy magazines, her guilty pleasure. She believed in psychics, spirits, and the power of positive thinking. She had a special fondness for poodles and pie. Kate cherished each of her roles in life; she was the most loving wife and daughter, compassionate sister, thoughtful friend and teacher, and above all, an amazing mother to her little boy, who was her greatest joy in life. Kate embraced life with all of her spirit, taking the time to notice, appreciate and celebrate each moment. As a teacher, her heart was full when she shared with her students a passion for punctuation and grammar and a genuine care for their well-being. To her friends, Kate took special care in showing her great love for them. Thoughtful cards, warm embraces, and an understanding ear to listen were always at the ready. Kate's most fierce and loyal love was for her family. Kate shared a close relationship with her parents, Robert N. and Mary K (Carney) Dudley, filled with much laughter and affection. Kate and her brother, Robert J. Dudley, shared a special bond and always “got” each other. Kate was truly in love with her husband, Dominic Perry and reveled in their family life together with their son, Quinn Copper Lee Perry. Quinn was the answer to Kate's prayers. To her, he was a shining star with whom she delighted in every moment: snuggling, reading, telling jokes, and playing. Kate was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, St. Bonaventure University, Penn State University, and Sheffield University in England. A lifelong learner, she loved her job at Skidmore College, where she was employed as an academic advisor with the Opportunity Program (HEOP). In addition to her husband, son, and parents, Kate is survived by her brother Robert (Meg) Dudley and nephew Liam Dudley; Uncles Matthew (Linda) Carney of Natural Bridge, Michael (Barbara) Carney of Porter Corners, and John (Louise) Carney of Corinth. She is also survived and loved by numerous cousins. She was blessed, loved, and always supported by her husband's family, the Perry's of Sharon, Pennsylvania. She also leaves behind her sweet dog, Typo Tuesday. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 5pm Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway by the Rev. Dominic S. Ingemie, pastor. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar, Inc., (where Kate served on the Board of Directors), Pine West Plaza, Building 3, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205. To know Kate was to experience grace. Her life was a celebration that she shared with all those around her. Kate's spirit of love, gratitude, and compassion will carry on in all those who loved her Blue Skies! Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.


Published in The Saratogian on Oct. 31, 2013
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