Katherine V. Geary, 67, died at her home, surrounded by her family, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

Born at Vinalhaven June 25, 1950, she was the daughter of Charles S. Jr. and Joan Guptill Mitchell. Educated in local schools, she was a 1968 graduate of Vinalhaven High School, where she was a member of the ladies basketball team.

On Sept. 14, 1968, she married William T. Geary at Pratt Memorial Methodist Church in Rockland. The couple made their first home in Rockland for a few months, and for the next 10 years resided on Vinalhaven. During that time, Kathy devoted her time to being a wife and homemaker.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Vinalhaven.

In 1977, Kathy returned to Rockland with her husband and children. For more than 20 years she worked with SAD 5 and ultimately retired in June of 2016, from RSU 13 as an ed tech.

Kathy enjoyed knitting, but was most recognized as one of the first aerobic walkers, greeting many friends and neighbors on her daily walks around the city.

A lover of good old rock & roll, Kathy was accomplished at dancing the twist and jitterbug. Kathy and Bill once won a dance competition at the Thompson Community Center in Union.

Kathy was predeceased by her father, Bud Mitchell, in 2012 and son-in-law Noel C. Robinson in 2015. She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Geary Sr. of Rockland; her mother, Joan Guptill Mitchell, of Vinalhaven; her children, Michael C. Geary and his wife, Melissa, of Belmont, Suzette K. Robinson of Rockland, William T. Geary Jr. and his wife, Jillaine, of Falmouth; two sisters, Ellen Mitchell and her husband, Kevin Hopkins, Lucy Bickford and her husband, Dan, all of Vinalhaven; six grandchildren, Mikayla, Miranda, Kristina and her husband, Zachary, Liliana, Nathan and Kate; two great-grandchildren, identical twins Aubrey and Brielle; one surviving uncle, Bill Guptill, and his wife, Margaret, of Camden, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Union Church, Vinalhaven. Mr. Burke Lynch will officiate. Private interment will be at Browns Head Cemetery.

While flowers are welcome, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Bob Gagnon Cancer Care Fund, c/o Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation, 22 White St., Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory with Kathy’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.