Kathryn Marie Stevens passed away on November 3rd at Berkshire Medical Center after battling an aggressive cancer.
She lived a bright life filled with gratitude and was beautiful to the very end. She was elegant, always stylish, and delighted in being a homemaker when her children were young. Her children continued to be her greatest passion as she started her professional life as a special education teacher at Pittsfield High, achieving a master's and CAGS degree. In working with learning disabled students, she loved to witness their small triumphs and was a dedicated student and family advocate. She worked up until the day she no longer could and it pained her to have left behind her class due to poor health. She found beauty in the world around her and prioritized celebrating life's smaller moments that others may have deemed trivial and her wisdom then, echoed her outlook now, that "life is too short not to celebrate". She was a lover of all things nature. At home she could be be found in her garden or walking for hours in the forest with her dog, Botti. Her favorite time of the day was mornings, watching the sunrise sipping her trademark cup of Lipton tea. She was unimaginably optimistic, even in the darkest of times, and her will to live was stronger than any natural force. A true child of the 70s, the lyrics to one of her favorite bands "Bread" sum up our feelings at this very moment "I would give anything I own, give up my life, my love, my home, just to have you back again.."
She leaves behind her 3 children Katie-May, Christiaan, and Cassandra as well as their father, Richard Stevens.
As Grandmother she will leave a hole in the hearts of her three grandchildren Oliver-Noel, John Jr., and Juliette and will now join her predeceased daughter Gabrielle, brother Michael, and parents Pauline and Michael.
SERVICES: Friends are invited to join with the family for visitation on SATURDAY, November 6th from 12-1PM at the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home. A graveside service at Pittsfield Cemetery will be at 1:30PM.
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