Kathleen K. McAllister
ARLINGTON- Kathleen Kelley McAllister, 80, of Arlington, died February 10 at her residence. She attended elementary school in Richmond, MA, and later graduated in 1958 from Fox Hollow School, Lenox, MA. Mrs. McAllister was an avid gardener and perennial caregiver. In 1998, she and her husband, Alfred McAllister, bought and operated the Arlington Manor House, a small resident care facility. The couple later converted the business into a quaint, New England style bed and breakfast, which operated under the same name.
Mrs. McAllister was an active member of her community. She supported local schools and their sports teams as well as civic and religious organizations. An early marriage to Robert H. Miller Jr. ended in divorce. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Alfred McAllister; her daughters Deborah Porcarelli (Tony) and Carol Massoni (Donald); her grandson Max Massoni; her brother Edward Kelley; and her sister Joan Kopperl.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 19, at 1 pm, at The Federated Church of East Arlington, 91 Ice Pond Road, East Arlington. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made in Mrs. McAllister’s name to the Second Chance Animal Center, 1779 VT Route 7A, Arlington, VT 05250 or Deerfield Valley Community Cares, PO Box 5, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.