Katherine M. (Burrow) Blatchley, 85, of Southington, passed away peacefully on March 04, 2022, at The HOCC New Britain Campus. She had been the loving wife of the late Robert W. Blatchley.
Katherine was born on August 09, 1936, in Hartsville, TN to the late Leslie Burrow and Lucy (Linville) Robey.
In 1956, Kathy met Robert in New Mexico while he was serving with the United States Navy. They married in May of 1957, eventually making their home in Southington. Together, Kathy and Robert started a family, raising two sons: Charles and Bradley.
The common denominator and foundation in Kathy's life was love with a side of laughter. She had a phenomenal sense of humor. Kathy loved her husband and sons more than anything. As her family grew to include daughters-in-law and grandchildren, so did her heart.
Love was the main ingredient in Kathy’s recipes. She was an exceptional cook, taking great pride in sharing her many delicious dishes and desserts with those she loved most. Family favorites include Sheppard’s pie, stuffed cabbage, and kielbasa, just to name a few. She was famous for her cheesecake topped with cherries or blueberries and countless Christmas cookies that were shared with the neighborhood.
Kathy is survived by her sons; Charles and his wife Denise of Bristol, and Bradley and his wife Karen, her grandchildren, Jonathan Blatchley and Kelsi Blatchley all of Southington. She is also survived by her sisters; Mary-Jo Richardson and Alice Faye Creasy both of TN. In addition to her parents and husband, Kathy was predeceased by her sister, Bernice Neil Williams.
The family wishes to thank Kathy's caregiver Julie for the loving care she provided to our mom.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy’s memory may be made to the Coast Guard Foundation, c/o Sage Williams, 394 Taugwonk Rd. Stonington, CT 06378 (https://coastguardfoundation.org/) or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 (https://www.heart .org/)