Daytona Beach, FL — Kathleen M. Henrichon, 66, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died on May 12, 2013, after living with Multiple Sclerosis for many years. She was born and raised in Western Massachusetts and attended Westfield State College.
In 1968, she married her husband of 44 years, Richard A. Henrichon, and they chose Beverly as the place to raise their family. Kathleen was very fulfilled working in occupational therapy and she played a vital role in supporting her husband as he ran his small business, Norfield Associates. Her dream of moving to Florida and living on the water was realized in 1988 when they relocated to Daytona Beach.
She believed that books could change people’s lives and was instrumental in the expansion of the Beverly Public Library and volunteered in the adult literacy program. After reading "The Conscience of a Conservative" by Barry Goldwater, Kathleen became a lifelong Republican, committed to The Constitution, smaller government, Zionism and rugged individualism. She loved watching sports, and the quiet strength of Roger Maris inspired her to be a dedicated New York Yankees fan.
Kathleen held on to traditions and beliefs passionately, and being known as Grammy was a highlight in her life—what really mattered.
She is survived by her beloved granddaughters, Samantha, Meghan, Mallory, Rachel and Sophie; her husband, Richard, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a son, Christopher, and his wife, Pam, of Beverly; a daughter, Andrea Brown, and her husband, Scott, of Dunedin, Fla.; two sisters, Marnie Dupuis Goulart of Dunedin, Fla., and Karen Kushin of West Yarmouth; and a brother, Howard Dupuis of Northampton. Grateful thanks to two people very special to Kathleen, Nettie and Bubba.
ARRANGEMENTS: Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of the arrangements. Friends and relatives may visit www.HeritageDaytona.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to Vitas Hospice at www.vitas.com/community/Home.aspx.