February 26, 1937 – August 22, 2020
Katherine S. Dubuc, of Old Saybrook, passed peacefully and unexpectedly on August 22, 2020.
Katherine was born in New York City to the late Edward Nicholas Smith and Katherine Elizabeth Smith. She was preceded by her loving best friend husband Paul J. Dubuc, Sr., and brother Edward John Smith.
She attended Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica, Queens, NY, and graduated with high honors.
Katherine and her husband Paul shared 60 blissful years together as husband and wife, travelling the world, boating on the family boat "Mon Ami", spending winters in Naples, FL, spending time with family and many friends. Paul and Katherine were former members of the North Cove Yacht Club.
Katherine loved to beautify the Town of Old Saybrook. She was a member of the Old Saybrook Garden Club, the Connecticut Herb Society, and was a former member on the North Cove Historic Commission.
Katherine along with former First Selectman Barbara Maynard were the inspiration for the project to "light up" Old Saybrook, which involved historic lighting on Main Street, and placing flowers to beautify the area when previously it was a plain road.
Katherine was a devoted mother, grandmother and cherished her many friendships. She was a generous, genuine, and kind person. She is survived by three children Paul J. Dubuc, Jr., and his wife Donna, Gerard "Jerry" Dubuc, and daughter Kathleen Phee and husband Gary; five grandchildren, Justin Phee, and his fiancée Justine, Katie Bowen and husband Garret, Lauren Phee, Rebecca and Allison Dubuc.
Additionally she is survived by her cherished in-laws, brother-in-law Edward Dubuc and his wife Nancy; sisters-in-law Barbara Dubuc, Isabella Dubuc, and Laurette Ortner; and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all.
Due to Covid 19 a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. John Church, Old Saybrook, CT. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. To sign the online guest book visit www.swanfuneralhomeoldsaybrook.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
August 29, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. She will be remembered fondly by all the Perruccio family, especially Joan and Joe who traveled with Kathy and Paul to so many wonderful places. Joan considered Kathy one of her dearest friends. Our prayers are with you at this time. -- The Perruccio Family
August 26, 2020
My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. As Donna’s sister, I will remember Katherine’s love for her family, gardening, and feeding the birds. While working with Katherine at CBS Surgical, I saw her help patients with compassion and kindness. She will always be in your heart.