Kathleen Brennan Stohr

April 16, 1956April 14, 2014

Kathleen “Kate” Brennan Stohr, 57, a resident of Spofford, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones, on Monday, April 14, 2014, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 16, 1956, in Milford, Connecticut, the daughter of Joseph R. and Nancy Parkinson Brennan. Kate was a 1974 graduate of Milford High School. She was a lifelong learner; currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Development Program at Granite State College, she continued to work towards her Bachelor’s degree. Kate loved children and had devoted much of her life to both her children and the children she was able to work with through her work at the Chesterfield Elementary School. Before her time working in Chesterfield, she worked for Arthur Whitcomb’s for more than fourteen years. Those who knew her throughout her employment in both locations knew her to be a loving, genuine and devoted person. Kate also had a special interest in the preservation of the community in which she lived and therefore became Trustee of the Chesterfield Public Library.

Kate loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them whenever she could, especially her children. She enjoyed being outdoors and participating in activities such as skiing, kayaking, hiking and walking her dog, Ringo. She loved to draw and paint in her free time. She enjoyed cooking and providing a love-filled home, for her children, friends and extended family. She was an amazing mother and friend.

Kate is survived by her children: Benjamin J. and Samantha A. Stohr of Spofford, NH, her mother: Nancy Brennan, her sister: Patricia Brennan and her husband Dr. Charles Haigh, her brothers: Robert M. Brennan and his wife Sara, Michael J. Brennan and his wife Carol, all of Milford, CT and John T. Brennan of Longwood, FL, along with nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is predeceased by her father and her husband: Andrew F. Stohr. Kate’s family would like to offer a special thank you to all of the family, friends and care-givers who helped make her final journey a little easier, through your acts of kindness and expressions of compassion. A Celebration of Kate’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 2 to 4pm at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chesterfield Public Library, 524 Route 63, Chesterfield, NH. 03443.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Patrick Putnam

April 21, 2014

We are deeply saddened to learn of Kate's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Stohr & Brennan families during this difficult time. Kate's greatest gift was her innate ability to relate and work with young children. She was our oldest daughter Jennifer's first babysitter in the 1980's and we always knew Jen was in excellent loving hands when she was under Kate's nurturing care. Later, I recommended Kate for a position at Arthur Whitcomb, Inc. in customer service, a job which Kate excelled at. She was deeply loved by all her coworkers at Arthur
Whitcomb, Inc. and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her in this life.

The Putnam Family
Pat, Linda, Jen & Erin
Harrisville, NH

Peter Hanrahan

April 19, 2014

I had the distinct honor of working with Kate for 13 years at Arthur Whitcomb, Inc. in Keene, New Hampshire. She was always cheerful, a very hard worker and was a true team player. Her positive spirit will remain with me forever.

April 19, 2014

Kate was a great listener and a gentle soul. She made people feel important by truly listening to their words. She was one of a kind and will be missed by so many.

April 18, 2014

Our condolences to the Stohr and Brennan family from the Mickus family. Happy times remembered with the Woodmont Beach kids and Kate's beautiful sunny smile.


April 18, 2014

Kate was a kind and thoughtful friend and colleague. She touched the lives of many people. She will be forever loved and missed.

Gina Gitchell

April 18, 2014

Kate's work with our children in Chesterfield is just one of the many gifts she shared with this small community. May we all learn a little bit of compassion and love from her example.

susan carlson

April 17, 2014

Thoughts and condolences from our entire family who grew up in Woodmontvwith Katy and her sister and brothers.

john campbell

April 17, 2014

we will all miss you katie

Traci Fairbanks

April 17, 2014

Having known Kate made me a better person. Her smile and optimism will forever illuminate the lives she touched. My deepest condolences to her children, family and loved ones. May she rest in peace.

Bev Ells

April 17, 2014

I'm so sorry. She has touched so many people with her gentle compassionate ways. We will miss her!