Kathleen Ann “Kathy” “Kit Kat” (Payant) Heig, 75, a native of Greenfield, MA, passed peacefully on February 26, 2022 at the Community Hospital, Toms River, NJ, following a period of declining health.,
She was born on January 5, 1947 in Greenfield, MA, the daughter of Winifred (Cash) and Phillip Payant. Kathleen attended Holy Trinity Parochial School and Greenfield Public Schools and was a graduate of GHS in the Class of 1964.
Kathy worked previous to her retirement for the former Phoenix Home Life Insurance Company in Greenfield, MA and lastly for the Community Hospital in Toms River, NJ. Kathy enjoyed watching television, reading and was a devoted pet owner of dogs and cats. Kathy was a loving Aunt to her many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews and will be forever treasured for her love of family.
She was predeceased by her father Phillip, as well as by her mother Winifred and her step-father Adam Sobiech, her brother Anthony Sobiech and by her sisters Yvonne Rita Payant and Rose E. Luippold. She leaves her sisters Dorothy H. “Dottie” Benedetti and her husband Robert, Mary C. Sullivan and her husband Michael, Margaret “Peg” Girard and her husband Jim, as well as her brother-in-law John “Jack” Luippold and several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews and cousins to remember her with love and affection. Additionally, she is remembered by her lifelong friend for over forty years, Mary Ann Zink.
Kathy will be interred in Calvary Cemetery, Greenfield, MA in a private Catholic Rite of Burial Service in the spring. Visiting hours are omitted. Expressions of affection are suggested in lieu of flowers to the Friends of the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, MA 01376.
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