Katherine A. (Willey) Fedor, 63, of Colchester, CT, peacefully passed away November 24, 2021, at Smilow Cancer Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Jonathan Fedor of Colchester, CT.
Kathy was born July 5, 1958, in Denver, CO, the first of six children to parents Roland Willey of Bristol, CT, and of the late Carolyn (Roberto) Willey.
In addition to her husband and her father, she is survived by siblings Gail Richey and husband Donald of Cromwell, CT; Linda Willey of Bristol, CT; Michael Willey and wife Nancy of Suffield, CT and Timothy Willey and wife Michelle of Burlington, CT; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Boutot.
Kathy graduated from Purdue University with a MS in Chemistry and went to work at Eli Lilly in Indiana working on insulin research. When Kathy returned to CT, she began work as an Engineer at Hamilton Standard, where she met Jon. Kathy eventually went on to work at Kaman Aerospace where she was a Manager in Software Development. Kathy held a part time waitressing job at Ruby Tuesday in Cromwell for many years. Kathy and her husband Jon enjoyed vacationing in St Maarten, attending UConn basketball games and working in their garden.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home. All attending calling hours and the funeral service are strongly encouraged to wear a protective facemask while inside the funeral home for COVID prevention.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Yale New Haven Hospital, Office of Development, P. O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.
Condolences may be sent to the Fedor family by visiting www.cookfuneralhomect.com
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