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ANDOVER: Kathleen Norie (Sweeney) Smith of Andover, on May 28, after a long illness. She was born July 28, 1949 in Medford, the daughter of the late David C. and Ethel M. (Riley) Sweeney. Loving mother of Andrew J. and Timothy D. Smith of Andover. Sister of the late David, Helen, Irene, and Barbara. Survived by several nieces and nephews, many caring friends, and her former husband, Edward J. Smith of Andover. Kathy was a graduate of Suffolk University School of Law and completed post-graduate work at Georgetown University. She had an extensive and varied career as a human resources executive, labor-relations consultant, and arbitration specialist. Kathy treasured time with her family, friends, and many pets, was an avid reader and knitter, and greatly enjoyed the beauty of New England gardens and nature.

A memorial service for Kathleen will be held Saturday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at West Parish Church, United Church of Christ, 129 Reservation Rd., Andover, and afterwards a brief graveside committal service in the West Parish Garden Cemetery in Andover. The family will receive friends at a collation immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen's memory may be made to The Autism Research Foundation (TARF), 72 East Concord St., R-1014, Boston MA 02118, or via theautismresearchfoundation.org.
Published on  June 25, 2015
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