Kathleen Hapeman

Obituary of Kathleen Hapeman

Kathleen “Kay” B. Hapeman, 95, a lifelong resident of Red Hook, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck, NY.

She was born on September 6, 1922, in Danbury, CT to the late Patrick and Ida (Gantert) Behan.

Kay married Lloyd W. Hapeman on August 28, 1948 in St. Joseph’s Church in Danbury, CT. Lloyd predeceased Kay on February 26, 2003.  

She attended Syracuse University for both her graduate and undergraduate education. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in 1943 and her Master of Arts in 1947.

Kay was an English teacher and librarian in the Red Hook Central School District for 9 years and continued her education career as a substitute teacher in the school district while raising her children.  

Kay was a member of the Historical Club of Red Hook, the Red Hook Garden Club and various bridge clubs.

Kay is survived by her daughter, Nancy Hapeman of Washington, DC; daughter-in-law Anne (Charlie) Blum of Tivoli, NY; and three grandchildren, Cecelia Hapeman, Heather Lazarus and Patrick Lazarus.

In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her son Robert L. Hapeman.

Kay was fulfilled by her family, their achievements, her career and her love of reading and culture.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 5-7PM.  

Funeral services will be held at St. Christopher’s Church on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11AM. Burial will be at St. Sylvia's Cemetery in Tivoli.

Memorial donations may be made in Kay’s memory to the Red Hook Alumni Association, the Red Hook Library, or St. Christopher’s Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.