Kathleen Margaret Macfarland
December, 27 1939 - February 24, 2019
Kathleen (Kit) Margaret (Callaghan) Macfarland, 79, of Newport, OR, passed away on February 24, 2019. She was born of Cornelius T. and Elizabeth Winfred (Gauthier) Callaghan of Troy, NY. She earned her BA at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, her BS at Columbia University School of Nursing, and her Masters of Public Health in Mental Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Kathleen married Joseph A. Macfarland in 1963; their son, Joseph Callaghan Macfarland, was born in 1965. She worked as a public health nurse in New York City, Troy, Ann Arbor, MI, and Annapolis, MD, from 1963 to 1971. After Joe’s service in the US Army, they moved to Chapel Hill, where she worked as a psychotherapist for more than a decade. In 1991 Joe and Kit (Gigi, to her grandchildren) moved to Newport, OR, where she danced ballet until she was 65. She was an artist skilled in almost every medium and showed her work in Newport.
Kathleen was a voracious reader as well, had a fine wit, and was a loving wife, mother, and grandparent. She is survived by her husband, Joe, their son, Joe, his wife, Talke Macfarland, of Arnold, MD, and their children, Sophie and Cornelius (Neil) Macfarland (Michelle Etchison) of Dearborn, MI; and by her sister, Maureen Griffin, of Troy, NY.