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Katherine (Niland) Petkewich, 82 died on July 13, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born in Lynn the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Connolly) Niland. Katherine was married to William J. Petkewich who died in 1984. She graduated from St. Mary's High School (Lynn) in 1949. Katherine and Bill moved to Littleton in 1963, and she has made her home and been active in town ever since.

She was a familiar face at Town Hall helping in the Tax Office and working at the polls. She was a member of St. Anne's Parish for over 50 years. She loved to socialize and spend time with her family.

Mrs. Petkewich is survived by her children Jim and his wife Laura of Leominster, Paul of Littleton, Janice Wenstrom and her husband Bernie of Ayer, Bob of Westminster, and Kerry Bremer and her husband David of Ayer; a sister Margaret Henkin of Stoughton; and grandchildren: Nicole, Kelsey, and Cassidy Wenstrom; Kristen, Jonathan, and Kaitlyn Bremer; and Amy, Shawn, Brian, Jill, Nick, Christopher, and Katie Petkewich. She also leaves several other relatives and close friends. She was pre-deceased by daughters-in-law, Jessica and Judy Petkewich; brothers James and Edward Niland, and sister Virginia Keith.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St, Littleton, MA, on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne's Church, 75 King St. Littleton, MA on Thursday at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics Massachusetts. Please see www.badgerfuneral.com