Kathryn Lovette (MacDonald) Hitchings passed peacefully in her sleep on April 27. She was very proud of her 6 loving daughters and son in laws; Susan and Stephen Walcott of Westboro, Priscilla and Bradford Lovejoy of Westboro, Christine Erb and Abdul Alkhatib of Northboro, Jennifer & James Witruke of Portville, NY, Sarah & David Brown of Bellingham, and Amy Carlson of Millbury. Her 17 grandchildren; Jessica Walcott, Amanda Ford, Michael Lovejoy, Jason Lovejoy, Neil Hutt, Emily Chiarella, Hailey Erb, Daniel D'Errico, Melissa Elder, Kathyrn D'Errico, Angus Witruke, Ian Witruke, Allison Palladini, Benjamin Palladini, Josilyn Goodall, Nicholas Goodall, and Christopher Carlson not only provided her much joy but produced 21 additional members in the next generation of her clan; Elijah, Samuel, Riley, Tyler, Emma, Parker, Noah, Adalynn, Sophia, Leona, Tamiris, Milena, Isabelle, Lillian, Julian, Olivia, Chloe, Adrian, Brayden, Alexa, and Jackson.
Kay, Kathy, or Lovette as she was called, grew up in Northboro as a lover of reading and learning. She enjoyed and excelled in school as evidenced by graduating Suma Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology from Framingham State, and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. She retired in 1997 from her position as a social worker for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. She was a classical pianist causing vibrations in the soul of her listeners. Her abundant talents in music and creativity in art still thrives in her progeny.
Although she was not a member of a church she had an inmost relationship with the Lord and prayed through her poetry. Her verses were published at The Willows, where she resided, as well as in a few books, and are a source of amazement to her family and friends.
Predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Louis E. Hitchings, she will be laid in her final resting place with him and their infant son; James Neil Hitchings who has been an angel since 1959. A private service will be held on Saturday May 1 at Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home followed by a graveside memorial at Pine Grove Cemetery then a celebration of life at the home of one of her daughters.