BOSTON – Born in Bangor, ME on March 15, 1973, Kate was a grad of Riverview High School in Oakmont, PA, received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University and was a licensed social worker. Kate was an advocate and champion of LGBT elders, and was recently honored by the Cambridge, MA LGBT Commission in honor of her work. Kate was treasured as a caring and generous spirit. She loved cooking for people and never turned down perfectly ripe raspberries or a well-poured Guinness. She will be remembered as an avid sports fan, doting cat mom and lover of all things dance, Muppets, and Sesame Street. Survived by longtime friend and partner Tina Cincotti. Daughter of Constance Rittal Thomas (deceased) and Calvin Thomas II and his partner Janie Phillips. Sister of Calvin Thomas III and partner Vicki Hantke. Niece of Timothy and Ann Rittal of Anchorage, AK.Daughter-in-law of Marilyn Hancock and Frank Cincotti, both of Randolph, MA.Sister-in-law of Michael and Kristen Cincotti of North Attleboro, MA and aunt to their children Kyla and Leo.
Visiting hours at P.E. Murray Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA on Tues, Sept 2nd from 4-8pm.Donations in memory of Kate can be made to the LGBT Aging Project. Checks payable to “Fenway Health” and indicate “LGBT Aging Project” in the check memo line. Mail to Fenway Development Dept, 1340 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215.