Kathryn's Story

BATH - Kathryn E. Leen, 66 , passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, after a brave battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and friends who loved her very much. Kathy was born on October 6, 1948 in Bangor, ME., the daughter of Stanley and Barbara Leen. She graduated from Bangor High School; attended Green Mountain College, Vermont; and Springfield College, New Hampshire where she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.

Her professional experience included: co-coordinator, Child & Family Mediation of Penquis CAP, Bangor; coordinator, VIA - a Healthy Communities Coalition, Pittsfield; executive director, Center for Teens, Inc Damariscotta; administrative assistant, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

Kathy loved the out of doors and was probably the happiest when she was operating the family sporting camps, Leen's Lodge on West Grand Lake. However, the time spent with her friends at Sugarloaf, kayaking the byways or just sitting on the porch listening to the birds were equally as special. Her friends shared what a brave woman she was and that they were grateful for her gift of friendship.

Kathy's biggest gift and greatest happiness, though, was her son, Chris. She, as well as his aunts and uncle, are very proud of the man he has become.

Kathy is survived by her son Christopher J. Leen and his girlfriend, Jenna Kasten; her sister Margaret Holbrook and husband, Joe; her brother Stephen and his children, Steve, Jr., Alison, and Nick; her sister Lynda and husband, Eric, and their children Rick and Scott and their families.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Leen Family Reunion at Grand Lake Stream in August with a burial to follow at Mt Hope Cemetery in Bangor.

Those who wish to share memories or condolences can do so at the following email address klmaine65@gmail.com or to the Leen Family at 2460 Rte 2 Hermon, ME 04401.
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