Kathleen ‘Kitty’ St. Germain | Passages

Kitty St. Germain passed away unexpectedly on August 24, 2018 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on November 16, 1946, she was the oldest and only girl of six siblings. Her family relocated to San Mateo, California in 1956.

In 1982, Kitty and her two children moved to Orcas Island. Some of her best memories and friends were made on Orcas. She was involved in Vikings sports, activities and fundraisers. She worked at Rosario, Ray’s Pharmacy and San Juan County Bank. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Living in Marysville, Washington the past 15 years, Kitty recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 29 years of service this past January.

Kitty’s greatest joys were her children, beloved granddaughter and great-grandson. She always put them first above herself and worked tirelessly most of her life as a single parent. She loved animals and could never turn away a stray cat or dog. Kitty was a music lover with the Beatles and Neil Diamond being her favorites. Many will remember parties at Miss Kitty’s house dancing to her vast collection of 45s. Born a Cubs fan, then adopting the Giants, she was always watching and rooting for the Mariners.

Kitty was preceded in death by her parents, William amd Helen Kovac and brothers George and Steve. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Christy and Frank Sanchez, son Mike St. Germain, granddaughter Devon Holbrook and her husband Blaine and great-grandson Brody Holbrook, brothers Dan (Dot), Tommy (Anna) and Ray Kovac, many nieces and nephews and many family furbabies.

There will be private services. Donations can be made to the ASPCA or any local animal shelter.

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