Mrs. Katherine D. Van Deventer

Published 6:09 pm Monday, September 10, 2018

Katherine D. Van Deventer, 91, of Westborough, previously of The Willows in Worcester and LaGrange, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

She was the wife of Arthur J. Van Deventer to whom she was married for 68 years.

Born in Yonkers, New York, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Katherine (Cuddy) Doran. She was educated in Yonkers, New York and graduated from the College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, New York. Katherine was dedicated to her home and her entire family.

In addition to her husband she is survived by seven children, Arthur J. Van Deventer and his wife, Carol, of Somers, Connecticut, Richard M. Van Deventer and his wife, Kathy, of Bellaire, Texas; Mary P. Van Deventer of Boston; Brendan P. Van Deventer and his wife, Monica, of Barrington, Rhode Island; Katherine V. Latraverse and her husband, James, of Shrewsbury, Elizabeth V. Hurst and her husband, John of Roswell, Georgia; and Peter D. Van Deventer and his wife, April, of El Dorado Hills, California; six siblings, Sarah Downing, Mary Newman Richards, Daniel Doran, Arthur Doran, James Doran and Margaret Duffy; 15 grandchildren, Brian Van Deventer, Lisa Schumacher, Michael Van Deventer, Katherine Casey, Brendan Van Deventer, Kimberly Cunningham, Christine Cunningham, Jacqueline Van Deventer, Meghan Van Deventer, Brendan Van Deventer, Lauren Hurst, John Hurst, Patrick Hurst, Maximilian Van Deventer and Sasha Van Deventer and 10 great-grandchildren

She was predeceased by a son, Brian Van Deventer and a sister, Anne Hayes. Her funeral mass was celebrated on Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. There were no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Salmon VNA and Hospice, 57 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757