Kathleen Anne Feeney
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quietly left this world for a better place on May 19, 2020, leaving friends across the globe to remember her generosity, curiosity, and joie de vivre.
Kathy met a variety of people during her years of volunteering at International House of Rhode Island, Providence. Through her additional volunteer work, she aided in resettling displaced Vietnamese and Cambodian nationals and she later served as a Literacy Volunteer, helping immigrants learn the English language. She enjoyed taking these new residents to New Hampshire to see their first snow, then, of course, shopping for warm coats, even though she heartily disliked winter weather. Kathy loved to travel to exotic, warm places such as Brazil, Italy and the Caribbean. One of her favorite places was Sedona, Arizona. To experience locations that were out of reach for her, she relied on her love of reading.
As a resident of Maple Woods Condominium Association, she served on the Board of Directors as well as on various committees. At her most recent home, Smithfield Woods, she was loved by both staff and residents.
Among her family of friends from International House is Jutta Becker of Germany along with husband Mustapha Gharaee of Iran and sons Ryan and Erik. She is mourned by her sister Maureen Plumleigh of Connecticut and her brother Richard Chamberlin of Massachusetts. Maureen's daughter, Karissa Williams, was always the apple of her aunt's eye, and Kathy's love encompassed grandnieces Lily, Ella and Flora Williams of Connecticut.
Kathy worked for many years in the telephone industry as service and customer representative. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Chamberlin. Kathy, along with her family, spent many enjoyable summers at their cottage in Sand Hill Cove, Narragansett.
A private service will be held at a later date because of the current health crisis restrictions.
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Published in The Providence Journal on May 24, 2020.
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8 entries
June 1, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Kathleen and really enjoyed her great personality. May the lord be with her.
Lauri Hodovan
May 28, 2020
I was so sad to hear of Kathys passing. She was a co worker of mine and a good friend. She was opened her home to everyone and I remember many new year days with her. She will be greatly missed.
Lucillr Dellirfano
May 26, 2020
Kathy and I lived together at International House, and had a multitude of adventures, experiences, and journeys together with so many wonderful people from all over the world. These moments shaped us as adults, and gave us a perspective unlike most people. I cherished this "chapter" of life, and am forever grateful to have stayed in touch so many years later...the world lost a kind, compassionate, funny, fun person but I bet she's organizing coffee hours and dance parties up there in heaven now! Miss you, girl! With great love!
Laurie Reemsnyder
May 26, 2020

I am truly sorry for your loss.

Kathy was a wonderful person and a good friend. I have many fond memories of the times we shared living on 10th St and traveling to the DR and Mexico. We also shared a mutual love of all things Arizona! We both loved Sedona. Living now in Tucson, I try to visit Sedona often, I will remember her and be grateful for her friendship!

Rest in peace, Kathy.
Clare Cullen
May 25, 2020
Kathy was a wonderful, warm, generouus person - she loved to laugh and I remember her vividly from the International House and Christmas Eve gatherings at her or Ellen's appartment. May she rest in peace.
Ton Huiskes
May 24, 2020
Will always remember and cherish the times we had at Sand Hill Cove and all the times we played counterfeiters on Oakley Road. The best times of my youth with you and your brother and sister and my brother. God bless you Kathy and May your soul Rest In Peace.
Philip Whalen
May 24, 2020
So sad to hear! Kathy had one of the happiest outlooks on life.
May 23, 2020
Dear family, I am so sorry and sad to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Kathy at BCM and she was always kind, patient and sweet natured. I will miss her as I know you will. Sincerely, Kristin Rich OT
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