Kathi Lee (Gilford) Desmond, 52, wife of Kevin A. Desmond of
Topsfield Road, Ipswich, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 in the
Beverly Hospital following her long illness.
Born in Melrose November 15, 1960 daughter of Martha E. (Hallstrom)
Nordike of Missouri and the late Kenneth L. Gilford formerly of
Ipswich, she was raised in Ipswich and was a 1978 graduate of
Ipswich High School. For several years she was employed as a
carpenter with her late father and more recently and until her
sickness, she was employed as a clerk at D.J.ís Variety in
Kathi was an avid N.E. Patriots fan. She loved her family, many
friends and caring for her cats. She was a member of the Ipswich
AMVETS Post #201 Auxiliary where throughout the years she was
very active with their scholarship fundraising.
In addition to her mother and husband Kevin of six years she is
survived by three brothers, Kenneth Gilford and his wife Nancy
of Clearwater, FL, Timothy Gilford and his wife Donna of
Ipswich, Theodore Gilford and his wife Lea of Merrimac and
several nephews and nieces.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions
in her name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box
873, Ipswich, MA 01938.