Kathleen “Katie” Hewson Passes Away

Kathleen “Katie” Hewson, 27, of 1 Lucas Road, Sterling, MA, died Wednesday, February 7, of injuries sustained from an accident on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

She leaves her mother, Denise A. Hewson of Sterling; her brother, Jeffrey and his wife Anna Hewson of Worcester; her sister, Jaime and her husband Nate Wood of Hudson, New Hampshire; a paternal grandfather, Charles R. Hewson, Sr. of Jefferson, Maine; two beloved nephews, Peter and Nicholas Hewson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Her father, Charles R. Hewson predeceased her. She was born in Worcester and lived her life in Sterling, Orlando, Boston, Cape Cod and St. John.

Katie graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1997, attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando and graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business. She traveled extensively abroad and enjoyed music, photography, crew, running and scuba diving. She possessed a love of life that was contagious and an amazing sense of humor that will be missed by all that knew her. Her personality brightened any room she walked into.

A memorial service and celebration of her life was held on February 17 in The First Church in Sterling. Burial was private in Jefferson, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts, The Remillard Building, 2000 Century Drive, Worcester, MA 01606; the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244; or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Katie’s mother has asked that anyone who wishes to honor her can send donations to the American Red Cross in Katie’s name to: Miles Funeral Home, Rural Route 12, Sterling, Mass, 01564, Phone number: 1-978-422-0100.

The Web site is www.milesfuneralhome.com, which has more information about Katie’s life.

Those who would like to send a card to Katie’s family, her mother’s address is: Denise Hewson, 1 Lucus Road, Sterling, Mass 01564.