On Tuesday January 7, Kathleen Q Titcomb passed away in her 95th year. She was born and raised in Methuen, Massachusetts. She graduated from Simmons College with a BS in Education and became an elementary school teacher for many years. Kathleen was married in 1956 to David Titcomb and moved to Weare, New Hampshire onto a farm where she had her two children. Kathleen immersed herself in the needs of the church and community. She also greatly contributed to the success of North Branch Builders. Her main focus was her family and friends and made all that came into her life feel welcome. She was loved by so many for her grace, compassion, and kindness. In later years, she returned to Massachusetts to care for her parents and earned her second degree in gerontology where she advocated for the elderly. She moved to Upstate New York following the death of her father and became actively involved with the Catholic Church. She lived with her daughter and felt blessed to have an opportunity to help raise a second family. She will be greatly missed by her son Dan and wife Deb, their four children, Rachel, Ben, Megan, and Becca, her daughter Jeanne, and her children Laura and Quinn Hukee.
She is known as the Queen of Pumpkin Knob, an island off the coast of Portland, ME. She is known for; her secret apple pie recipe, ruthless Scrabble playing, mass cards and prayer offerings, generosity, adventurous international travels, love for Irish heritage, chardonnay and ice cream sandwiches, cross word puzzles, Words with Friends, amazing head rubs, love for Italian and Irish music, bird watching, gatherings with family and friends, involvement and passion for all of her grandchildren, badminton tournaments, elegant blue attire, astute political knowledge, wisdom, love, guidance, everything one would find in a Queen.
The mass in her honor will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn, NY on Friday January 10 at 3:30 PM. Immediately following will be a celebration of life at 50 South St. in Auburn, NY from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Catholic Charities.
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