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Katherine D. Van Deventer

September 6, 1927 ~ September 7, 2018 (age 91)


Katherine D. Van Deventer, 91, of Westborough, previously of The Willows in Worcester, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of Arthur J. Van Deventer to whom she was married for 68 years.

Born in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Katherine (Cuddy) Doran. She was educated in Yonkers, NY and graduated from the College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY

Katherine was dedicated to her home and her entire family.

In addition to her husband she is survived by seven children, Arthur J. Van Deventer and his wife, Carol, of Somers, CT, Richard M. Van Deventer and his wife, Kathy, of Bellaire, TX, Mary P. Van Deventer of Boston, Brendan P. Van Deventer and his wife, Monica, of Barrington, RI, Katherine V. Latraverse and her husband, James, of Shrewsbury, Elizabeth V. Hurst and her husband, John, of Roswell, GA and Peter D. Van Deventer and his wife, April, of El Dorado Hills, CA; six siblings, Sarah Downing, Mary Newman Richards, Daniel Doran, Arthur Doran, James Doran and Margaret Duffy; 15 grandchildren, Brian Van Deventer, Lisa Schumacher, Michael Van Deventer, Katherine Casey, Brendan Van Deventer, Kimberly Cunningham, Christine Cunningham, Jacqueline Van Deventer, Meghan Van Deventer, Brendan Van Deventer, Lauren Hurst, John Hurst, Patrick Hurst, Maximilian Van Deventer and Sasha Van Deventer and ten great-grandchildren

She was predeceased by a son, Brian Van Deventer and a sister, Anne Hayes.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 10, at 1:00 P.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Salmon VNA and Hospice, 57 Birch St., Milford, MA 01757

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