Kathy was born in Troy, New York, on April 11, 1958, the daughter of Lease A. Plimpton and the late Robert J. Plimpton. She grew up in Groton, Massachusetts, and during her high school years split time between Groton and Switzerland. A talented artist her whole life, she attended Bennington College in Vermont and UMass Amherst.
Besides her mother, Lease A. Plimpton of Little Compton, she is survived by her sister, Karen Plimpton of Tualatin, Oregon; her uncles and aunts, John Anderson and his wife, Nan, of Denton, Texas, and Glenn Plimpton and his wife, Judy, of Orleans; and her grandmother, Vera Lickel Plimpton Savage of Orleans.
She was the daughter of the late Robert J. Plimpton, sister of the late Kristian Plimpton, step-daughter of the late Philip Waldron and granddaughter of the late Mary Carpenter Anderson Greenway, James V. Anderson and Horace J. Plimpton.
The family would like to thank Joan Pic, Janet Hodges, Erin Cole and Dr. Miriam Goodman of the Edinburg Center, Diane Muller, Beverly Cormier and Karen Kilroy of hospice and Freda MacDonald. Their compassion and intelligent support for Kathy are deeply appreciated by her family.
Calling hours were held on Thursday, Nov. 7, in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St. (Rte. 20), Waltham, Mass.. Burial was private.