Katherine T. MacDougall
1931 - 2021
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home - New London
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT
Waterford - Katherine T. (Kelly) MacDougall died Tuesday June 8, 2021.

She was born Sept. 5, 1931, to Robert and Catherine (Garvey) Kelly in New London.

She was a graduate of St. Mary's School, the former Williams Memorial Institute high school of New London, and she graduated top of her class at the former Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing of New London.

She married Everett B. MacDougall Aug. 4, 1962, at St. Mary's Church in New London. They lived in Waterford. He preceded her in death in April 2015.

She received her R.N. license and worked at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for 35 years as the head of the I.V. department. Her caring nature and selfless devotion to helping others is alive in all the lives she touched, which are almost uncountable. Her strong faith was a driving force in her life and the center of what she did and who she was.

She is survived by her brother, James Kelly and his wife Dorothy of Uncasville; two sons, Michael of Waterford and James and his wife Lisa of Waterford; a daughter Mary Murphy and her husband Michael of East Lyme; five grandchildren, (who she absolutely, adored and cherished), Nolan, Katherine, Sarah, Megan and Matthew.

She was also predeceased by a sister, Peg; and two brothers, Tommy and Bobby.

The MacDougall family would like to thank all the kindhearted people that helped with her care. The love and caring that they showed will not be forgotten.

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London. The funeral will assemble at 10:15 a.m. Monday, June 14, at the funeral home and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church in New London. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, New London.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be shared with Katherine's family at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
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Published by The Day on Jun. 10, 2021.
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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home - New London
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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home - New London
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St. Mary's Church
, New London, CT
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We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Katherine was a very thoughtful and caring person.
Gary and Pauline ODonnell
June 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Katherine was a beautiful soul that touched us while both my parents were in Pendleton Nursing Home. After my parents had both passed I would run into her shopping and she was always so loving and thoughtful! I will always remember her with love in my heart!
The Byington Family
June 12, 2021
My heart goes out to all of you! I will truly miss the chats we had at the bakery. Especially our Red Sox Yankee chatter. Your mom was a wonderful loving mom and grandmother. My sincere condolences to all of you.
Gina Terracciano
June 10, 2021
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