Kathleen Yates McBride
Kathleen Yates McBride
  • June 20, 1945 - July 26, 2016
  • Groton, Connecticut

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Kathleen Yates McBride of 202 Monument Street, Groton, died Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 20th, 1945 in Oakland, CA the daughter of the late Robert W. and Mary Yates (Doherty). She was a graduate of Trinity College in Washington DC and The Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics. She lived abroad in The Netherlands and became fluent in 5 languages, working after college in foreign affairs and national security, later traveling extensively with Pan American airlines. In 1970 she married Kenneth D. McBride of Groton, CT in her hometown of Clarks Green (Scranton), PA. She and her husband resided in Ledyard, CT where they raised their family and later moved to Groton Bank. Mrs. McBride obtained her Masters Degree from Connecticut College in French Literature and continued applying her love of languages by teaching at Pine Point School, Norwich Free Academy and Connecticut College.

Mrs. McBride is survived by her devoted husband, Kenneth, her daughter, Sarah McBride M.D. of Dover, MA, her son, Aaron McBride and his wife Nancy of San Francisco, CA, five grandchildren; Dillon, Meredith, Benjamin, Cillian and Riordan, her sisters; Barbara Yates of New London, CT, Martha Yates-Linde and her husband Rick of New York, and Pamela Yates and her husband Paco de Onís of New York, sister-in-law, Beth Mancini and her husband Richard of Gales Ferry, CT, brother-in-law, Kevin McBride of Ledyard, CT and nine nieces and nephews.

Beloved by all, she was a selfless and devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She was curious and a life-long learner, fun-loving and enjoyed studying different cultures and countries through international travel. Her beautiful mind, spirited and clever demeanor, her smile and laughter will never be forgotten by those fortunate enough to know her.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at St. Mark's Church, 15 Pearl Street, Mystic, CT. Please visit www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for photos of her life and further information about the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Bill Memorial Library in Groton, CT (billmemorial.org) and Block Island Conservancy (biconservancy.org).