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Obituary for Kathleen Norene Thayer

Augusta – Kathleen Norene Thayer, 85, a resident of Augusta, passed away Friday, August 25, 2023, at her residence in Augusta. She was born July 22, 1938, in Leeds, the daughter of Donald E. Tripp and Ethelyn Norene (Burnham) Tripp. She attended school in Leeds and was a 1956 graduate of Monmouth Academy. On July 23, 1960, in Monmouth she married Donald W. Thayer of New Hampshire. They made their home in Winterport, enjoying 45 years together before his passing in 2005. Kathy worked as a patient accounts manager for the State of Maine at the Bangor Mental Health Institute until her retirement. She and Donald worked together breeding and showing Alaskan Malamutes for many years before Donald’s passing. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, bowling and playing Bingo. Kathy was also an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She is survived by her sister, Noreen Holt and husband Erland of Leeds, as well as many cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her sister, Marilyn Tripp in 2020. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

Thayer – Kathleen Norene, 85, of Augusta, Maine passed away August 25, 2023, at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Leeds Plains Cemetery, Plains Road, Leeds, Maine. Arrangements by BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine.