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Katherine Ann (Laidley) Fudge

May 15, 1951 ~ October 12, 2018 (age 67)

Katherine Ann Fudge, 67, died Friday evening October 12, 2018 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was born on May 15, 1951 in Cambridge, MA to the late Gerald A. and Dolores (Noble) Laidley. She was raised and educated in Cambridge graduating form Matignon High School before continuing her education at the University of Mass at Amherst.

Katherine was employed by Tufts University her whole working career rising to the position of Assistant Bursar before retiring in 2016 after 44 years. During her career Katherine was highly respected in her field by her associates as well as her employers.

In 1978 Katherine married her husband Frank and the couple recently celebrated 40 years of marriage. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader. A highly intelligent lady Katherine had a studied knowledge of film and the arts.

Katherine is survived by her husband Frank Fudge of Byfield; siblings, Gerald Laidley and his wife Joanne of Cambridge, Donna Laidley and her husband Michael Corliss of Tilghman, MD, Thomas Laidley and his wife Joyce of Everett, MA, Laura Moro and her husband James of Windham, NH, Paul Laidley of North Reading, MA, and Dianne Fournier and her husband Steven of Malden, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the Funeral Home. Her Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Funeral Home on October 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM, followed by burial at Oakhill Cemetery in Newburyport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Katherine’s name to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA  22215 by mail or online at www.diabetes.org.

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