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Kathleen "Kitty" Troy Todd '48

Kathleen "Kitty" E. H. Todd of Westport, a 35-year Westport Police Department employee and a founding member of the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS), died Aug. 7 in Norwalk Hospital. She was 91. The wife of the late James T. Todd was born Oct. 13, 1923 in White Plains, N.Y. and was the daughter of the late Haswell and Anais (Haase) Herbert. She moved to Westport in 1933 and was a 1942 Staples High School graduate, where she was voted the Best Athlete in her graduating class. After high school, she attended Antioch College in Ohio and was a member of the class of 1948. She worked at Bridgeport Brass Company, where she was the first woman tool setter. In 1972, she began work at the Westport Police Department as bookkeeper and secretary and remained there until her retirement in 2007. She served as a volunteer Westport Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and was a founding member and the only woman in the first class of the Westport Volunteer EMS in the fall of 1979. She sat on the first board of directors and was one of four to be made a lifetime member, and, in 1989, she was chosen Volunteer of the Year. In 1972, she was the first woman elected to the Vestry of Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport. After one-year off, she was honored to be reelected again-in 1976 and 1994. She loved the Christ and Holy trinity community as her family and thought of it as her second home. Despite all of her impressive accomplishments and service in the community of Westport, she was most proud of being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by five sons with her late husband Loren T. Troy; Dr. Kevin M. Troy and Michael Hogan, Kerry L. Troy and his former wife Joyce, Khristopher R. Troy, Kent H. Troy and his wife Jenifer and K. J. Troy and his wife Nisargo. She is also survived by two stepsons James T. Todd Jr. and Michael Lee Todd; one stepdaughter Tracey Staley; seven grandchildren; one niece and five nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters B. Eleanor Lebhar and Mary "Babs" Patterson and nephew Richard Finnegan. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane. Condolences for the Troy and Todd families may be left online at http://www.hardingfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Christ and Holy Trinity Church (fund to be determined).

Source: American Family Archives and Chronicles Inc.