OBITUARY: Katharine ‘Kittie’ Cutting

Katharine “Kittie” Cutting, a longtime resident of Marblehead, passed away on March 23, 2023, in Danvers surrounded by her family.

Katharine ‘Kittie’ Cutting

Born April 12, 1929, in Troy, New York, to the late Walter and Katharine Conway (nee McManus), she was raised and educated in Albany, attending high school at the Vincentian Institute. After high school, Kittie attended the College of Saint Rose, graduating in 1951.

Kittie met her husband, Reed, while vacationing on Nantucket. They were married in 1956 and settled on Nantucket and started their family.

They moved to Marblehead in 1960, where they raised their five children. In 1973, they left Marblehead to live in Boulder, Colorado, for a year, and in 1984 they spent a year in Oxford, England, where her husband was on a teaching exchange.

Kittie was employed for several years at MIT in the Office of Foreign Studies as an office administrator and at Devcon Inc. as the executive assistant to the president.

She and her husband enjoyed traveling and entertaining. Kittie was a member of the Marblehead Arrangers Garden Club and an active parishioner at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Marblehead. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. She was also a longtime friend of Bill and Lois W.

In addition to her parents, Kittie was predeceased by her husband, F. Reed Cutting Sr., who passed away in May of 2012, and her brothers, Bob Conway and Peter Conway.

She is survived by her daughters, Anne DeLucia and her husband, Anthony, of Danvers; Elizabeth Brownson of Denver, Colorado; and Kate Cutting of San Francisco; her sons, F. Reed Cutting Jr. and his wife, Rebecca, of Salem; and Richard Cutting and his wife, Kim, of Salem. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren — Rebecca and Dan DeLucia; Olivia, Nick and Jack Brownson; and Kit Luster — her sister, Patricia Dwyer, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was a graceful and elegant woman who will be missed by many.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm St. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. Burial will follow at Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Katharine’s memory to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or via

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