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Kathleen Marie Cuddy

Published On: Nov 24 2013 02:23:22 PM CST
Kathleen Marie Cuddy

Kathleen Marie Cuddy

Kathleen Marie Cuddy, age 62, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, WI surrounded by her husband and children. She was born on July 8, 1951, in Marinette, WI the daughter of Lloyd and Evelyn (Carlson) Clark of Green Bay, WI.

She graduated from Southwest High School in 1969 and later worked as an assistant to Attorney Andrew Shea in Andover, MA. In 1976, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, James Cuddy, and lived in New Hampshire for 22 years. During that time she raised four children, playing an active role in school, sports, and musical activities.

The family moved to Middleton in 1999 where Kathy worked as a customer service representative for American Girl for 11 Christmas seasons, her favorite time of year. She was an exceptional mother, supporting her children through school, and she was especially proud that all four received their college degrees. Her talents in baking, sewing, and decorating the home will always be remembered by her family and friends.

Kathy survived breast cancer in 2004 and courageously fought a recurrence in the fall of 2012. She is survived by her husband, Jim; son, Brian (Sarah Lake) Cuddy and three grandsons, St. Albans, VT; three daughters, Alison (Randall) Edwards, New York City, NY, Elizabeth Cuddy, Milwaukee, WI, and Lauren Cuddy, Middleton, WI; her father, Lloyd Clark, Green Bay, WI; and two brothers, Greg Clark, Carrollton, TX, Dale (Tracey Kestly) Clark, Delafield, WI. A funeral service will be held at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison, at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, with Father Bart Timmerman presiding. Visitation will be held at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave, Middleton from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, November 25, 2013 and also on Tuesday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of the service. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Rhode Island.

Kathy’s wish is for contributions to Gilda’s Club in lieu of flowers to thank Gilda members for their continued support over the years. Donations may be made, in Kathy’s name, online at www.gildasclubmadison.com or mailed to 7907 UW Health Court, Middleton, WI 53562.

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