Katherine T. (Thompson) Crouse, 79, of Bridge St. died Friday (3-13-20) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.
She was born in Northampton, MA September 27, 1940 the daughter of Anthony and Irene (Pine) Thompson.
Kathy attended local school and graduated from Turners Falls High School. In 1958.
She was the assistant town clerk for the Town of Montague for many years. After retirement Kathy worked at Yankee Candle's Bear Claw snack bar. She won the Hospitality Award for her kindness and great outlook. Previously she had worked for Greenfield Savings Bank. Kathy was very outgoing, whether driving friends to appointments or church. She loved to help people before helping herself. Kathy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her grand puppies.
Kathy leaves her children; Mary Ellen Jurek and her husband Tom of Virginia Beach, VA, Thomas Crouse and his wife Dee of Martinsburg, WV and Donald "Chuck" Crouse and his significant other Debbie Rodovich of Greenfield. Her grandchildren Justin, Chad, Samantha, Andrew and Katie and her great granddaughters Kelli and Hailee. She also leaves her brothers David (Sophie) Thompson of Turners Falls and Gary (Ena) Thompson of Lunenburg and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents Kathy was predeceased by her husband Donald "Red", her brother Jim and step-father Stanley Dlugosz.
Due to the Coroavirus situation a Liturgy of Christian Burial will be private at Our Lady of Peace Church and there no calling hours. Burial will in Highland Cemetery in the spring. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time to be announced.
Memorial contributions in Kathy's name may be made to the Town of Montague K-9 Mack Fund C/O Officer Dan Miner (Kathy's God son) 180 Turnpike Rd. Turners Falls, MA 01376
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