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Kathleen M. (Strangman) McAninch, 62, of Bradford, Mass., passed away peacefully Sunday, December 3, 2017 at her mother's residence surrounded by her loving family after her long courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born May 1, 1955, in Haverhill, Mass., she was the daughter of Charlene M. (Miner) Strangman and the late Richard J. Strangman Sr.
Kathleen was employed by the Haverhill Public School System as Administrative Assistant to the Business Manager. She was President of the Haverhill Boys and Girls Club Women's Auxiliary, Haverhill, Mass. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford, Mass.
Kathleen's life was centered around her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, camping at Salisbury Beach Reservation with her family, attending live performances at North Shore Music Theater and her love of lighthouses.
She was survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Kevin D. McAninch; her sons, James M. McAninch and his wife, Jennifer of Haverhill, Mass., and Shawn P. McAninch and his wife, Haley of Kingston, N.H.; grandchildren, Colin, Kevin, Dylan, Ryan and Lillian McAninch; siblings, Richard J. Strangman Jr. and his wife, Geraldine of Shutesbury, Mass., and the late John T. Strangman, Sr. and his wife, Kathleen of Haverhill, Mass., and Maureen A. (Strangman) Bergeron Bates and her husband, Michael P. Bates of Bradford, Mass.; nephews and nieces, Zachary F. Strangman and Nichole M. Strangman, John T. Strangman and Bailey A. (Strangman) Miller and her husband, David Miller, Richard (Dick) M. Bergeron Jr. and Sarah C. Bergeron; many cousins, family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectively invited to visiting hours on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Hearts Church, 165 South Main St. (Route 125), Bradford, MA. Burial will immediately follow at the Elmwood Cemetery, Salem Street, Bradford, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hematology/Oncology Unit, Shapiro 9 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215, or www.bidmc.org/give-to-BIDMC.aspx.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful doctors, nurses and medical staff at BIDMC's Hematology/Oncology Unit for their loving care of Kathleen.
Published on December 5, 2017
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