Kathleen “Kathy” Mary [O’Mara] Marsh, 71 died on March 14, 2017 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, after a brief illness. She was born in Laconia, New Hampshire on September 26, 1945, the daughter of Walter and Marion (Mansfield) O’Mara.
She grew up in Laconia, attended the Sacred Heart School and moved to Ashland as an early teen. She was a 1963 graduate of Ashland High School. She married her husband, Norman Marsh, on
December 28, 1963.
Kathy loved to be active and kept herself busy painting, bird watching, reading, and gardening, but most of all, she enjoyed being with her family. Her five grandchildren adored any chance they got to visit Grammy and Grandpa and she cherished every minute she spent with them, always making it a special and fun time. In recent years, Kathy enjoyed traveling to Ohio to spend time with her son Jeff and his family and they always looked forward to those wonderful visits.
Kathy and Norm were married for 53 years and loved spending time together whether it was working on their home, going for long drives, or just enjoying each other’s company.
Kathy was employed by the US Postal Service for many years as a Rural Route Carrier and then a clerk at the Ashland Post Office, and most recently at Mountain Laurel Flower Shoppe in Ashland. With her quick smile and kind heart, Kathy was always willing to help out anyone in need. She was known for her willingness to work hard and loved interacting with people and her community.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Norman Marsh of Ashland, her son Jeff and wife Karen of Massillon, Ohio; grandchildren twins Olivia and Allison Marsh, Evan Marsh, Ava Marsh, and Poppy Marsh. Her Brother David O’Mara; Five sisters, Elaine Willette of Bridgewater, Janet O’Mara of Thornton, Josephine McPhail of Moultonborough, Carmen O’Mara of Tuftonborough, and Anita O’Mara; many nieces and nephews.
Kathy was well-known to many in Ashland and surrounding communities and will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 6 to 8pm at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue in Ashland. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Ashland Community Church on Main Street in Ashland. A spring burial will be held at the Green Grove Cemetery in Ashland. Donations may be made to the Ashland Fire Department Auxiliary Operation Santa Clause PO Box 856 Ashland, NH 03217 Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.