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Kathleen Potash, 74, of Great Barrington

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By Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 Obituaries

Kathleen Mae Drumm Potash, 74, of Great Barrington passed way August 3 at Fairview Commons Nursing Home on Christian Hill Road in Great Barrington after a brief illness.

Kathleen Potash

Kathleen was born March 23, 1944, at Fairview Hospital. Her parents were John Howard Drumm of Alford and Ida Mae Dewkett Drumm of Great Barrington. She attended Bryant School in Great Barrington, then Mount Everett Middle School in Sheffield, and was a 1962 graduate of Searles High School in Great Barrington.

She worked for many years at Becton Dickinson in Canaan, Connecticut, and participated in many social events with her coworkers. Her favorite was the bowling leagues each fall and winter, and she was an excellent bowler. At a bowling event, she met her future husband, Francis B.T. Potash, a local chef, who she married July 19, 1975. Frank passed away in March 2012. They were married for 37 years and had no children. Kathleen was an avid reader most of her life, preferring detective mysteries and biographies of well-known people from the Berkshires. She enjoyed crocheting and solving jigsaw puzzles.

She had two sisters: Ruth Emma Verones of Alford (deceased) and her surviving sister, Eunice F. Anson and husband “Cricket” of Great Barrington. She had two brothers, both now deceased: Arnold Drumm of Kinderhook, New York, and John Howard “Buddy” Drumm, Jr. of Great Barrington. She leaves many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, too many to name individually.

Kathleen will be laid to rest in her family’s plot at Elmwood Cemetery in Great Barrington with a graveside ceremony and close family members in attendance. BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.


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