McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Kathryn L. DesRochers

September 9, 1972February 8, 2020

Kathryn Louise DesRochers 47, of Manchester, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at her residence after a hard fought, 6 year battle, with Breast Cancer. She was born in Manchester on September 9, 1972, the daughter of Anthony Kregos and Carolyn Bullard. She held an Associate of Arts Degree in Human Services from Hesser College and was a graduate of Wilton-Lyndeborough High School. Kate was married to Albert DesRochers on October 25, 1997 and lived her entire life in New Hampshire.

Kate worked for the State of NH for 16 years, most recently as a supervisor with New Heights, and was previously employed as a preschool teacher and a dental assistant. She worked throughout her illness up until just a short time before her passing. Her fire and determination made it important for her to continue to provide for her family even in the face of extreme adversity. Kate was compassionate and loved animals, especially her cats Riggs, Geddy, Trot, Marcus and Jersey. She loved warm tropical beaches, visiting the White Mountains, blue drinks, reality TV shows and sitting by the pool on summer days. Kate hated the cold.

Kate is survived by her husband of 22 years, Albert DesRochers, of Manchester, her daughters Reece and Rylie, her sisters Paula Nay and Meg Lizotte, her nephews Doug and Kyle and nieces Alyson, Bridget and Valari as well as her beloved pet cats Marcus and Jersey.

She was predeceased by her brother David Kregos.

Following cremation, services were private. The family requests that memorial donations in Kate’s name be made to the Manchester Animal Shelter 490 Dunbarton Rd. Manchester, NH 03102 or to the Cancer research foundation of your choice.


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Pauline and Gaetan Goulet

February 15, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to all.We are very sorry for your lost.We are praying a lot for you.Have lots of courage.Take good care of yourselves. Love Gaetan Pauline Goulet and Family XO.XO.XO.

Jessica Lefebvre

February 12, 2020

Al, Reece & Rylie my deepest condolences to your family.
Kate always had a smile on her face. She was always welcoming and so kind.
Ashley and I will miss her very much.

Maria & Ron Blanchard

February 11, 2020

Having Kate as a friend was a blessing. I have a lot of memories of her that I will forever remember with love. My prayers for Al and the girls and the rest of her family. Love you Kate.