Katherine Mary (Heim) Berlin, of East Hampton, CT, wife of Robert J. Berlin, died July 20 at Hartford Hospital.
She was born in Hartford, CT on Aug. 17 1954. She is predeceased by her father Ronald Antone Heim and her mother Jeanne (Piro) Heim.
She grew up in East Hartford, CT and lived in Bolton prior to moving to East Hampton, CT where she and her husband owned and operated Thatcher’s Pharmacy.
Kathy received her Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Connecticut. She was an avid painter and a member of the Connecticut and American Watercolor Societies.
Her paintings have brought joy to many observers at art shows and permanent displays at Sears Park in East Hampton, Chatham Historical Society and the Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester.
She enjoyed teaching others to paint at her art studio and supply store The Art Alcove in Marlborough.
Kathy was a former board member of the Marlborough Arts Center and East Hampton Art Association.
She has helped many civic organizations raise funds through her work. Her portfolio can be viewed at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/katherine-berlin.html
Kathy was a dedicated wife and mother who gave priority to her family’s needs and interests. She found great joy in celebrating their accomplishments and teaching them to see the beauty in life every day.
She was a caring individual who touched the lives of all those who knew her.
Besides her husband Bob, she is survived by her son Jason Berlin and his wife Rachel; her daughters Jennifer Berlin and Jeanne Rose Berlin; her brothers Brad and his wife Heidi, Jeff and his wife Kelly and Ronald E. Heim; her sister-in-law Lauren Heim; her stepmother Betty Heim and several nieces and nephews.
The entire family would like to thank Dr. Gorusu, the doctors and nursing staff at Hartford Hospital, Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center and Wethersfield Infusion Center for their compassionate care.
Arrangements were handled by the Brooklawn Funeral Home in Rocky Hill, CT. Burial was at Bolton Center Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Posted Aug. 2, 2012
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