Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Kathleen Mary Naughton, 70

WINNABOW — Kathleen Naughton of Winnabow, NC, passed away peacefully at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in Wilmington, NC on September 13, 2021.

Kathy is survived by her husband of nearly 47 years, Don, and her daughter, Jacqueline, son-in-law, Brian, and countless family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Kathy was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 30, 1951 to Joseph and Jacqueline Kissick, and grew up in Hicksville, NY. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, godmother, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. She was an avid “entertainer,” even in her final days, making sure everyone had something to eat or drink, and a comfortable place to sit. She enjoyed her role as the “social director” and events committee chair amongst her Westport community and friends. She had a natural instinct as a caregiver, finding what you needed and giving it to you, sometimes before you knew you needed it. Above all, she made everyone feel like family and loved a good party.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kathy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare at by clicking the heart at the top of the page.

Funeral arrangements to follow. You can leave a message to the family at

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