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Kathleen Mary Hersey

October 8, 1919 September 27, 2007
Kathleen Mary Hersey
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Kathleen Mary Fadden Hersey St. Albans - Kathleen Mary Fadden Hersey, 88, a lifelong resident of this area passed away Thursday, September 27, 2007, at the Northwestern Medical Center with her family at her side. She was born in Swanton, Vermont on October 8, 1919, the oldest daughter of the late Walter Ethan and Addie (Sartwell) Fadden. On July 20, 1940, in the Memorial Methodist Church in Swanton, she married Richard Henry Hersey, Sr., who survives her. Kay graduated from Swanton High School in 1938, where she worked after graduation as a teachers aide and assistant basketball coach. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in St. Albans, joining in 1940 by transfer from the Memorial Methodist Church of Swanton. She served the church and her community faithfully all of her life. Kay taught Sunday School, worked in Youth Fellowship, was a member of the church choir for thirty-seven years, and a Circle Leader and co-chairman of the United Methodist Women for twenty-two years. Kay was on the Kitchen Committee for twenty-five years, a member of Phi Alpha Class and on the Administrative Board of St. Paul’s. Kay was active with the Parent Teachers Association while her three children attended school. She was a Campfire Girl Leader and a Cub Scout mother. She also was a member of King’s Daughters and Sons, joining when she was seventeen years old. After her marriage she took her demit to raise her family. Kay later joined Friendship Circle of the King’s Daughters, where she served as leader for twenty-one years until it disbanded and she joined Service Seekers. She served on the Board of Corporators, the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of the King’s Daughters Home for many years. Kay was a member of the Domestic Engineers of the Franklin County Homemakers Guild. She was a past member of the Autonoe Club. She also enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her family, and camping at their cottage in Maine. Kay was a devoted wife of sixty-seven years to Richard Hersey, Sr., of St. Albans, beloved mother to, Sue H. Tessier of St. Albans, Betsey Szatkowski and her husband, Eugene of South Burlington and Richard Hersey, Jr. and his wife, Sandy of Swanton, grandmother to; Katy Collin and her husband, Jonathon of St. Albans, Ed Tessier and his wife, Carrie of Nashville, Tennessee, Amy Williams and her husband, Brian of Deer Park, Washington, Ronnie Hersey and his wife, Fiona of Columbia, South Carolina, Cory Paquette and his wife, Tamiko of Hinckley, Maine, Tonya Lulek and her husband, Bill of St. Albans, Merrill Hersey and his companion, Keely of Highgate, Kerry Batres and her husband, Byron of Williston and Jessica Bongard and her husband, Josh of Burlington, her great-grandchildren; Addie Sue Collin, Alex and Jeremiah Batres, Grace Hersey, Cameron, Cody and Caleb Lulek, Monica, Alissa and Yuliah Paquette and a great-grandchild due next May, her sister, Virginia Erno of Swanton, several nieces nephews and two special friends; Joseph and Jack Walsh. In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Allen Fadden and sisters; Addie Sartwell Fadden, Beverly Bostwick and June Bliss. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Church Street with the Reverend Herman Benjamin officiating. Those women attending, are asked to honor Kay by wearing a hat. Interment will be held at the convenience of her family in the Hersey family lot in Hyde Cemetery in North Hero. Kay’s family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall of the Church. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Living Church Fund of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church Street, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the King’s Daughter Home, 10 Rugg Street. St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Vermont Chapter, 75 Talcott Road, Suite 40, Williston, VT 05495. Assisting Kay’s family is the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans. Messages of condolence are welcome at

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