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Kathryn Marie Ferrante (nee Klein)-60, of Portland, Maine, formerly of Ventnor, NJ. We are saddened and pained by the sudden, unexpected loss of our beloved sister Kathryn on October 14, 2022. Kathryn was the sixth child of nine, born to Edwin and Frances Klein, of Ventnor NJ. Her youth, like most of the Ventnor-down beach area, was 'magical'. She excelled in all areas of life because she exuded joy, goodwill, honesty, and a beautiful sense of humor, wherever she was. Kathryn was a tremendous competitor and incredibly tough when she needed to be, those qualities were enveloped in her genuine goodness and kindness. It was an aura around her. You could feel and sense it. Kathryn's personal and professional accomplishments were many. While she dedicated 30+ years to her industry, (insurance), it was the lifelong friends/chosen family whom she met through her work, she cherished the most. Kathryn was a straight A student and graduated with honors from Atlantic City High School, and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Temple University. Kathryn excelled in athletics, and was especially proud of her accomplishments in softball, playing at Temple University, and for the semi pro team, Adamuci Oilers. Kathryn met the love of her life Anthony in 2004 and they have been inseparable ever since. Kathryn was beyond proud of her beautiful daughter Kathryn Crozier Breed (KC) and her beautiful son, William. She had a special, unique bond with both of her children. There was a time, early in Kathryn's professional career, where she was bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan, all while raising two beautiful children; one of whom, William, is autistic. Kathryn became a fierce fighter for autistic rights and care back in the '90's long before the issue came into many families homes across America. Her efforts resulted in decency and respect from the medical community and government agencies in the caring for those dealing with autism. Kathryn is predeceased by her father and mother, brothers Edwin, Jr. (Ted) and Francis Martin, as well as aunts and uncles. Left to keep Kathryn's memory alive are husband Anthony, son William, and daughter KC, sisters Margaret "Peggy" Lubic, Marylane Logan, and Kristin; brothers Daniel (Elizabeth), Kenneth (Joan-Marie), and Anthony (Devin), along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated for Kathryn Klein Farrante at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Holy Trinity Parish/ St. James Church 6415 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor, NJ. Relatives and friends may call at the Church from 10:00am until 11:45am. In lieu folwers, donations can be made to: Granite Bay Care Inc., 2338 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04102.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Kathryn
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Gormley Funeral Home
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