Kathy's Story

PITTSFIELD - Kathy A. Getchell, 60, passed away peacefully July 14, 2015 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born March 22, 1955 in Dexter, a daughter of Leo and Barbara (Poulin) Murphy. She attended Dexter schools and worked at several mills in Pittsfield. On June 10, 1978 she married Joseph L. Getchell.

She is survived by her husband of Pittsfield; 2 sons, Joseph, Jr. of Pittsfield and Samuel of Augusta; 7 sisters, Rosie Higgins and Laurie Murphy, both of Sangerville, Bonnie Chadwick of Dexter, Julie Murphy of Garland, Brenda Murphy of Searsport, Paula Bailey of Cambridge, Tina White of Charleston; many nieces and nephews.

Kathy was predeceased by her brother Donald Murphy.

Although there will be no funeral services, there will be a celebration of life at Solid Rock Church of God in Pittsfield at a time to be announced.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Harold Alfond Cancer Center and the Maine General Hospice for their amazing care of Kathy.

Burial will be in Pittsfield Village Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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