Kathleen A. “Kate” Horton, 87, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2022 at Penacook Place in Haverhill, MA. Born in Boston on March 24, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Justin B. and Estelle M. (Lessor) Horton. Kate graduated from Northampton School for Girls and continued her education graduating from Vassar College and Columbia University. Kate moved to Manhattan where she began a long and exciting twenty-five year career as a travel agent for American Airlines and American Express. This experience afforded her the opportunity to travel throughout the US and Europe, with Paris being her favorite destination. Kate relocated to Haverhill to be close to her family and worked as a Senior Analyst at Lucent Technologies for twenty-five years before her retirement. Kate spoke fluent French, and enjoyed participating in drama groups, art organizations, and classical music. Kate’s close group of friends include Dorothy “Dottie” Moskal and her husband Danny, Priscilla Bellairs, Shirley Provencher, Jean Moskal, Tasha Moskal of whom she was very proud, Marty Moskal, with whom she enjoyed playing trivia. Kate always remembered her late friends Joan Ladd and Barbara Baldwin, both accomplished artists, and her cat, Diva. Arrangements under the direction of Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill will be private. Donations in Kate’s memory may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, c/o Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830.
Remembering members of the Williston Northampton community