1935 - 2018

Katherine Hitchcock Bailey, 83

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:45pm

Katherine Bailey, 83, of Castine, Maine, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2018, in the company of her daughter, Pamela Anne Bailey, and her son, Peter Hitchcock Bailey.

Kate, as she was called by family, was born in 1935 in White Plains, New York, and attended DePauw University and Cornell School of Nursing. She lived for many years in Bedford and Chappaqua, N.Y., before retiring to Block Island, and later to Castine. She was a vibrant and exuberant spirit who faced adversity with grace, and lived beyond the norms of the times: registered nurse, high school health teacher, EMT, skier, tennis player, world traveler, painter, sailor, golfer, chorale member, and writer.

She will be lovingly remembered for her easy laugh, inquisitive nature, and being a wonderful friend. Her example of strength and courage is a legacy she leaves for all who knew her. She is survived by son, Peter Hitchcock Bailey, and his wife Tanya of North Oaks, Minn.; daughter Pamela Anne Bailey and her partner, Thomas Joyce of Ipswich, Mass.; grandchildren Sydney Bailey and Jackson Bailey of St. Paul, Minn.; brother John and his wife Margo Hitchcock of Pennsylvania; brother James and his wife Anne Marie Hitchcock of Michigan; and four nephews and nieces along with their families.

We want to make a public note of appreciation to the amazing doctors, nurses, and staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass., Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in Blue Hill, Maine, and Castine Community Health Service for the loving and inspired care they provided. Please join us in celebrating her life at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 150 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine. Reception immediately following at Castine Golf Club, 200 Battle Avenue, Castine, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to support the Pan-Mass Challenge and help find a cure for cancer at http://pmc.org/TJ0086.

Kate, Mom, Nana: you will be deeply missed, always loved and with us every day.