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Katharine “Kay” (Tyler) Drolet

EXETER, NH: Katharine “Kay” (Tyler) Drolet, 81, and wife
of the late Gene Drolet, passed away after a brief illness
surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 28,
2012 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Kay was born in Yonkers, NY on April 29, 1931, daughter of
J. Cortlandt and Lillian Tyler. She was raised in Bradford,
MA and graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1949.
Following her 1951 graduation from Colby Junior College in
New London, NH she worked as a secretary to the Chairman of
the Math Department at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in Cambridge, MA until her marriage to Gene
Drolet in 1953.

While Gene and Kay raised three children in Groveland, MA,
Kay worked in a variety of administrative positions within
local school systems while supporting Gene as he advanced
his career. In retirement, Kay and Gene spent 20 happy years
living in North Conway, NH. Kay was involved in the Christ
Episcopal Church, the Memorial Hospital, and was a member of
the White Mountain Valley Chorale Society.

Kay was an avid skier, a passionate knitter and reader, a
lover of classical music, and a wonderful friend. Her
greatest joy in life, however, was her beloved husband and
their children and grandchildren: Susan and husband, John
Ferguson, of Ridgefield, CT; D. Tyler Drolet and wife, Pam,
of West Newbury, MA, and Elizabeth Drolet of Arlington, MA;
and four beloved grandchildren: John Ferguson 111, D. Tyler
Drolet, Jr., Carolyn Margaret Ferguson, and Emilie Dilyara
Tyler Drolet.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Memorial Service on
Saturday, October 6, at 1:00 pm at Christ Church, 43 Pine
Street, Exeter, NH. At the family’s request there will be
no calling hours. Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw
Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill, MA. In lieu of
flowers, contributions in Kay’s memory may be made to the
Riverwoods Company at Exeter New Hampshire’s Benevolent
Fund, 7 Riverwoods Drive, Exeter, NH 03833; Colby-Sawyer
College, General Fund, at, or the
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc., at

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