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Kathleen A. Kneeland, 66, of Derry, NH, passed away peacefully Friday, March 8, 2019 at The Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. She was surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born March 19, 1952 in Somerville, MA the daughter of Charles Gillespie and the late Verna (Headberg). She was raised in Derry, NH and was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy.
Kathleen was employed as a Clerk with Eversource in Derry, NH for over 30 years. She enjoyed boating, bowling and crocheting. Kathleen loved time with her family and friends and will be dearly missed for the love and laughter she brought into the world.
Kathleen is survived by her son, Darren Smithurst and wife Theresa Roark of Dracut, MA, her father, Charles Gillespie of Derry, NH, four grandchildren, Zachary, Jackson, Conner and Riley and her sisters, Arline Descheneau of Atkinson, NH and Maureen Trombley of Londonderry, NH. She will also be dearly remembered by her significant other Phil Latvis of Derry, NH and his children, Leah and Philip. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Her family would like to thank the entire medical team who were there for her during her battle with cancer.
Services are private and are in the care of The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home 52, Salem St. Bradford, MA 01835. In lieu of flowers the family kindly request donations in Kathleen’s memory be made to The Community Hospice House by visiting https://www.hhhc.org/how-to-help/donate/. For online condolences please visit www.GrondinCarnevale.com.