2012-06-28 / Obituaries

Kathleen B. Bartley (Bourne)

Kathleen B. Bartley (Bourne), 60, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence J. Bartley Jr. for 37 years.

Born in Newport, she was the daughter of the late William, Jr. and Margaret “Peg” (King) Bourne.

Kathleen graduated from St. Catherine Academy in Newport. She worked for DCYF for 13 years before the birth of her son. She later worked in carpentry and was instrumental in the building of the Jamestown Community Playground.

Her final and most satisfying job was at the Secret Garden in Jamestown.

She was a former den mother for the Cub Scouts. Kathleen was most grateful for her involvement in Women’s Way from 1987 to 2012.

Kathleen loved gardening, working with stained glass, dogs and was an avid birdwatcher.

She was a communicant of Christ the King Church.

Besides her husband, she leaves her son, Benjamin M. Bartley, and his wife, Karla, of Wakefield; her brother, Kevin Bourne, and his wife, Regina, of Jamestown; her former sister-in-law, Mary Bourne of Newport; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late William Bourne III.

She attempted to live a life of gratitude and simplicity, and tried her best to live out her baptismal vows.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 30, at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church on Old North Road in Kingston. Her burial will be private. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home on Boston Neck Road in North Kingstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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