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Kathleen Craig, 75

by | Jun 25, 2024 | Obituaries

Kathleen Craig

Kathleen Craig

Kathleen Mary Winston Craig (Allaire), a former longtime resident of Hopkinton, died June 24 in Cleveland, Mississippi, on her terms and her timeline, at the age of 75.

Kathy was born Aug. 10, 1948, in Winchester to Walter and Mary Winston. She attended school in Randolph and later earned her degree as a registered nurse.

In 1970, Kathy moved to Hopkinton, where she raised her family and found her calling as a nurse, working as a labor and delivery nurse for most of her career at Milford Regional Hospital. She continued to call Hopkinton home until moving recently to Indywood in Cleveland, Mississippi, to be closer to her eldest daughter’s family.

Kathy was a deeply emotional person with an unrivaled stubborn streak. She had an aversion to slow driving, dresses and heels, fish, grilled cheese sandwiches, change and being told what to do.

She was extremely generous to all who knew her, and even those who didn’t, demonstrated by the stacks of charity-supplied notepads and address labels stored throughout her home.

Kathy preferred takeout subs, pizza and Chinese food to unnecessarily heating up the kitchen. However, she could be counted on to whip up one of her three specialties — chocolate chip cookies, brownie pudding or crumble — on a moment’s notice.

She loved awkwardly long hugs, ice cream, taking care of newborns in the hospital nursery, tattoos, chocolate, her A Street family, cheap Canadian whiskey and New England’s scenic byways, especially the Kancamagus Highway. Her choice of designer was L.L. Bean, especially anything available in a bright flannel fabric.

Kathy most especially loved her family, including daughters Doreen Muzzi (Michael) of Shaw, Mississippi, Jenine Burnett of York, Maine, and bonus daughter Donna Lowell-Bettencourt of Edgartown.

She also leaves her sister, Claire Winston Arabie, grandchildren Tyler Muzzi (Bethany), Kevin Muzzi, Trevor Muzzi, Apryl Burnett and David Burnett, niece Aristea Arabie and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Winston, former husband and father of her children Edward Craig, and second husband Donald Allaire.

In honor of her final wishes, there will be no service, and Kathy’s remains will be spread by her daughters near New Hampshire’s scenic Kancamagus Highway.

The family would especially like to thank the nurses and staff at Indywood in Cleveland, Mississippi, and Marjorie with Sunflower Hospice for the caring and love they showed Kathy.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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