December 18, 1920 - July 27, 2014
COOPERSTOWN - Kathleen A. Bachand, 93, formerly of Walden, passed away Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at Otsego Manor. Kathleen was a kind and loving woman with a great sense of humor, and with a deep and abiding love of her family and many friends.
She was born December 18, 1920, in Hartford, CT, a daughter of Anthony and Philomena (Vendetti) DiPaola. She married Edward A. Bachand, Sr. on November 21, 1942.
Throughout her life Kathleen was employed in cafeterias at several schools, as well as at Aetna Insurance Company in Hartford. Her true career was caring for her home and family.
In the late 1970s, she and her husband moved to Walden. Following Edward's death in 2000 she moved to Cooperstown to be near her daughter, Margaret, and her family.
Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Margaret Savoie and her husband, Dennis A. Savoie, MD of Cooperstown; one son, Richard J. Bachand of Pathfinder Village in Edmeston; three grandchildren, Matthew Savoie and his wife, Christina, Benjamin Savoie and his wife, Jacqueline and Jonathan Savoie; two great grandchildren, Nathaniel Cooper Savoie and Christopher John Savoie; two sisters, Joyce Perkins and Anna Pollansky; one brother, Anthony DiPaola and his wife Sandra; several nieces and nephews whom she loved and cherished; and a dear friend, Annette Smith and family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward A. Bachand, Sr. who died July 7, 2000; one son, Edward A. Bachand, Jr. who died January 10, 1997; two sisters, Maria Bell and Evelyn Hoglen and one brother, Frank DiPaola who was declared MIA during World War II.
Her parents came from Italy and shared their Italian traditions while raising their large and loving family. Kathleen was always proud of her Italian heritage. Her love of family was deep and long lasting.
At the request of the family and to honor Kathleen's wishes the visitation, the Liturgy of Christian Burial and interment will be private.
In honor of Kathleen, please call your mom and tell her you love her, kiss your husband once on each cheek, help someone who needs help, and tell a good joke. Use your best china and silver. Light all the candles. Stop saving things for a special occasion; today is special enough.
Those who so desire may make donations in memory of Kathleen to Pathfinder Village for the benefit of Chenango House, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY 13335-2314.
Arrangement are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.