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OXFORD – Kathleen L. Boyd, 70, of Locust Street, died Friday, September 11, 2020, at Knollwood Nursing Center in Worcester after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her son, James M. Boyd of Oxford and his girlfriend Heather Mendala; her sister, Patricia A. LaFontaine and her husband Richard of Oxford; nieces Lynn Delaney and her husband Robert of Charlton, Karen Norgren of New York, NY, and Michelle Dunham and her husband Lee of Athol; great-niece Stephanie Woofter and her husband Joshua, and their three foster sons of West Virginia; three great-nephews, Michael Jones and his son Michael Jr of Athol, Dylan and Matthew Delaney of Charlton; her godchild, Amanda Perry of Worcester; and many dear cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Barbara J. Boucher who died in 1982. She was born in Webster, the youngest of three daughters to Donald and Katharine (Lieblang) Boyd, and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1968.
Kathy was a fixture in the jewelry department at Kmart, where she was affectionately known as “KB” and worked for 37 years before retiring in 2016. She also worked at Sears and Roebuck for 5 years. Kathy enjoyed traveling to New York for family reunions, and going on trips with her friend Gail to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, and Hampton Beach. She frequently attended her great-nephews’ baseball and basketball games, and enthusiastically cheered from the sidelines. She also enjoyed reading on her Kindle, outings to the movie theater with her friend Christine, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.
Kathy specifically wished to thank Christine Zorn for her wonderful friendship, which spanned over 62 years.
Kathy will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever.
A memorial service will be held privately followed by burial at North Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Oxford Public Library, 339 Main St., Oxford, MA 01540. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.
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