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Katherine Ansaldi

1940 - 2019
Katherine Ansaldi Obituary
Katherine Kuhlmann Ansaldi "Kitty", 79, of Manchester, died on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Born in Sharon, Connecticut in 1940, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Kuhlmann. Kitty graduated in 1979 from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a major in Psychiatry. She received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England in 1984. Kitty was later Board Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Adult Mental Health Nursing and received the Master Clinician Award as Master Psychopharmacologist in 2005. Kitty began her career in the medical field as a staff nurse at Hartford Hospital and later worked at Natchaug Hospital as Program Director of Child and Adolescent Services. Having a passion for psychotherapy and counseling, she entered private practice where she worked for the past 35 years. Most recently working in a collaboration with Dr. Lori Calabrese in South Windsor where she practiced psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. In addition to her work, Kitty loved reading and learning, spending time with her family and friends, and Rhode Island beaches. She was an athlete in her youth and had a passion for the game of tennis. Kitty was a kind person, always full of life, humor and a magnetic personality who always sought to help those around her. Kitty is survived by her children, Andrew Ansaldi III and wife Monica of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Adam Ansaldi and wife Mary of New Canaan, Connecticut, Amoree Ansaldi Casey and husband Brian of Boulder, Colorado, Aaron Ansaldi and wife Kathleen of Bolton, and Alex Ansaldi and wife Karen of Bolton; her adored grandchildren, Andrew Ansaldi IV, Christiana Ansaldi Braun and husband Nicholas of Haiti, Will Ansaldi, Ben Ansaldi, Teddy Ansaldi, Cameron Casey, Connor Casey, Cody Casey, Lexi Ansaldi, Ally Ansaldi, Evan Ansaldi, Erik Ansaldi, Natalie Ansaldi, and Hailey Ansaldi; her step grandchildren, Leah Ansaldi and Ryan Bieu; and her brother, William Kuhlmann of Gainesville, VA. She is predeceased by her former husband Andrew Ansaldi, Jr. and her brothers James and Joseph Kuhlmann. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday August 28th at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester, CT. At the request of the family, please meet directly at the church. Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester on Tuesday, August 27th from 4:00pm-7:00p.m. Since Kitty had a passion for advocating for people who couldn't advocate for themselves, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, www.bbrfoundation.org. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 25, 2019
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