Katherine (Gould) Schaeffer

Katherine (Gould) Schaeffer, 78, resident of Amherst, NH died after a brief illness on April 24, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, NH surrounded by her family.

She was born in Medford, MA on March 20, 1942, a daughter of Clarence W. and Helen (Wyman) Gould.

Katherine made her home in Amherst for the past 10 years and formerly lived in Milford for many years.

After retiring from Digital Equipment Corp, she opened her own dressmaking and alterations business, Kascheens of Milford. She was a creative and gifted seamstress who also enjoyed quilt making, knitting, conversations with friends and supporting her local wildlife. She was also an avid Red Sox and Bruins fan.

Katherine was talented, smart, loving, kind and will be missed by all.

Katherine was predeceased by her parents and by a sister, Dorothy Bosselman.

Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, William and Faith Schaeffer of Hudson, NH; her daughter, Elizabeth Thibodeau of San Diego, CA; the love of her life, Kenneth Munsey of Amherst, NH; her grandchildren, Ian and Heidi Schaeffer and their son, Beckett of Napa, CA, Brian and Lisa Schaeffer and their children, Amadea and Nixon of Nashua, NH, Teagan and William Dow and their children, Stephen and Caroline of San Diego, CA; her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Warren Turner of W. Bridgewater, MA; many nieces and nephews; and a large extended Munsey family.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 22 Bridge Street, 4th Floor, Concord, NH 03301. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com