Kathryn A. (Rogers) Gillette Print E-mail

Kathryn A. (Rogers) Gillette

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt

 Kathryn A. (Rogers) Gillette, 90, of Lowell, formerly of Chelmsford, died Monday, May 14th at Lowell General Hospital – Main Campus with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Gillette, Sr. who died March 31, 2000.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 24, 1927, a daughter of the late Timothy and the late Mary Ellen (Scally) Rogers, she attended the Sacred Heart School and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame with the Class of 1945.
 Before retiring at the age of 80, Kathryn was employed as a Bookkeeper at the Bither Insurance Agency in Tewksbury for over 35 years.
 Among her many activities, she was a member of the D’Youville Ladies Guild as well as President of the Residents Council at Saab. She also enjoyed baking, crocheting, sewing and her daily shopping and luncheons with her sister following their retirement and spending time with her new friends at Saab. However her greatest joy was her family and she cherished spending time with them.
 Kathryn is survived by a daughter Maureen Gillette Spinney and her husband Robert of Lowell; two grandsons James D. Cormier and his wife Cornelia of Swampscott, MA and Joshua S. Cormier and his wife Leslie Reed Cormier of Long Island City, NY; a great-grandson Jackson James Cormier of Swampscott, MA; a sister Margaret Purtell of Lowell; three sisters-in-law Patricia Rogers of Harwich, MA, Virginia Rogers of Lowell and Carole Gillette of Chelmsford; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late James J. Gillette, Jr. and sister of the late Thomas Rogers and the late John Rogers.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. on Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at 
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Saab Residence, 1085 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (4)
  • Dr. Charles E. McGowan
    Dear Maureen and Family, Condolence on Kathryn's passing and joy in remembering her. As a fellow Saab D'Youville resident since its opening, I found your mother to be a true lady in all respects. She was the perfect president of the Resident Council, always listening, never judging, and receptive to doing the best for everyone. Her example is that of D'Youville's Mission. Best and prayers, Charlie
  • Tom and Jeannie Rogers  - Deepest Sympathy
    Dear Maureen, Bob and Family, we will always remember Aunt Kit for her strength, compassion, and grace. Thinking of you.
  • Frank & Julie Rouine  - Deepest Sympathy
    Maureen, Bob and Family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
  • Mercy R.
    Dear family, may God give you strength, as we look forward to the resurrection of our loved ones (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15).
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