Katherine Louise (Walker) Harris passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on January 26, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Kathy is predeceased by her parents James Walker and Ruth Kattar Walker of Massachusetts, her sisters Joyce Walker of Massachusetts and Barbara Beach of California, and her son Paul King of Massachusetts. She is survived by her loving husband Albert Harris of Pepperell MA, her sisters Pat Bennet and Ruthann Porter of Georgia, and Susan Silbulkin of Massachusetts, her children Kimberely Withee of Pepperell MA, Stacy King-Neild and husband Bruce of Westford MA, and Patricia Barraford and husband Andrew of New Hampshire, and daughter-in-law Norma Defusco-King of Andover MA as well as grandchildren Robert Withee of Pepperell, MA, Jessica Palma and husband Donny of Harvard MA, Ari Motsinger and husband James of Brighton MA, Taylin Neild of Westford MA, Jemma and Madison Barraford, and great-grandchildren Skylar Davis, Rosie, and Marilyn Palma and a huge extended family and friends.
Katherine graduated from Chelmsford High School in 1962. She was a lifelong member of the VFW. She was on the Auxiliary Board for the Pepperell VFW as well as a member of The Woman’s Club. Katherine could often be found volunteering at the voting polls, the Pepperell Senior Center, and anywhere else she was needed in town. Katherine walked every year in the Relay for Life, an event very close to her heart. She was always proud to walk the Survivor’s Lap. She was a loving mother, nana, and devoted wife. Katherine was known as “Mom” and “Nanny” by all of her “adopted children” who she loved as fiercely as her own.
HARRIS – Katherine L. (Walker), of Pepperell. January 26, 2020. A Memorial Visitation will be held in the McGaffigan Family Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113) Pepperell, MA on Monday, February 3rd from 3 to 6 PM, followed by a Memorial Service at 6 PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited.
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