LITTLETON and WALTHAM, Mass. – Katherine “Kate” Mary Anderson, 35, died May 28, 2010, surrounded by her friends and family at a Waltham, Mass., hospital. She was born Oct. 15, 1974, in Houlton, daughter of B. Duane Anderson and Mary (Callnan) Brockway. Kate attended the University of Massachusetts, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology in 1998. In 2002 she graduated with a Master of Science degree in administrative studies/public relations/marketing from Boston College. She was an avid sports competitor, coaching many softball teams and playing on various teams in Maine and Massachusetts. Kate will be especially remembered for her passion to play sports, her ability as an athlete, and her loyalty as a colleague and friend. Her most recent professional position was working as an independent fitness coordinator working with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. She is survived by her parents, Mary C. Brockway of Bangor and B. Duane Anderson and his wife, Carolyn, of Littleton; brother, David Anderson of Littleton; sister, Elizabeth Leonard of Brewer; half siblings, Megan, Bernadette and Jeremy Anderson of Littleton; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Kate’s family thanks all those who visited Kate in the hospital during her illness. A very special appreciation goes out to many family members and close friends who brought such joy to her face, and those who were at her side during her final days. A graveside memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Littleton Cemetery with Pastor Steven Straubel officiating. A reception will be after at Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snowmobile Club. In the event of inclement weather, services will be held at Littleton Baptist Church. Kate had a special place in her heart for animals, especially cats, so in lieu of flowers, friends may make gifts in Kate’s memory to Houlton Humane Society, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences may be expressed at www.dunnfuneral.com.
KATHERINE ‘KATE’ ANDERSON
Posted June 11, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.