Kathleen V. Northrup, 74, of Hooksett, died January 16, 2022 at her home after a period of declining health.
She was born in Manchester on February 11, 1947 to William and Anna (Sroka) Northrup, Sr. She was a lifelong resident of Hooksett.
Kathie spent her entire career working for the federal government. Her most significant position was that of the chief deputy clerk of the United States District Court in Concord, NH, where she spent 32 years.
She was very active in the Town of Hooksett, volunteering in a number of different capacities, including as Chairman of the Hooksett Heritage Commission.
She was passionate about preserving history and was a driving force in the designation of several locations within Hooksett as National Historical Sites. She worked tirelessly in support of the preservation of Robie's General Store and implemented a plan to gather oral histories from the elder Hooksett residents. In 2005, she was named Hooksett's Citizen of the Year by the Lions Club. She also enjoyed and pursued genealogy.
Kathie was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Margaret Dennehy. She is survived by a brother, William H. Northrup, Jr., of Hooksett and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and a great grandnephew.
SERVICES: A walk-through visitation with masks, social distancing and limited interaction with the family is Monday January 24th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. Private burial of cremated remains will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester at the convenience of the family. An outdoor celebration of life is being planned for the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hooksett Heritage Commission. In addition, the family encourages friends and family to become actively involved in their community to continue her legacy.