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Obituary of Kathleen V. Hale
Kathleen V. Hale, age 92 passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Newport Hospital just a week short of her 93rd birthday. She previously lived at Blenheim-Newport and Osprey Court in Middletown RI. She was the wife of Harold D. “Bud” Hale, Jr. who passed away last September. They had been married for 70 years. Kathleen was born in Newport RI. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget Sullivan.
Kathleen attended St. Augustin’s School and St. Catherine Academy. She graduated from Newport Hospital School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse. She worked at University Hospital in Syracuse, New York and at Newport Hospital. When her children were born, she became a homemaker.
Kathleen was an avid reader and frequently went to Newport Library, one of her favorite places. She loved Hazard Beach and spent many summers there chatting with her friends.
Kathleen is survived by two children: Mary E. “Betsy” Colaneri and Michael P. “Brit” Hale. Her son Harold D. “Timmy” Hale III and husband Harold D. “Bud” Hale Jr. predeceased her. She also leaves her beloved grandson Timothy T. Colaneri. She is survived by her brother William Sullivan of Albuquerque, NM. She was the sister of the late Mary E. Sullivan and Daniel Sullivan. Kathleen also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be on Monday, January 28th at 9:00 am in St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery, 465 Brown’s Lane, Middletown, RI.
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