My name is Kathleen. I love God, my family, friends, all people, young and old, all nationalities. I am Mom to two adult sons, both college graduates. Messiah and Clemson, and U Mass Amherst, Grandma to two awesome grandsons, and Wife of 38 years on the 28th of June, to a wonderful friend and business partner.
I have always loved to help and talk with people and to sell. I began selling all occasion cards and Christmas cards at the age of 9. I was the first-born in my family of Portuguese descent and had early responsibilities to help the family. I wanted to go to college so I needed to raise money for tuition and did so by working in a market and selling items I would make. I sold many Easter Corsages, made with Kleenix, and candy wreathes. I had an early passion for working with my hands. I love crafts. I knit, crochet, needlepoint, paint, draw, and make cards. I went to RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, Syracuse University and earned my Bachelor of Science and my Masters in teaching. I majored in education and art. Upon graduating I taught for several years as an upper elementary teacher and later after my masters as a junior high art instructor. I would probably be still teaching art if my community in the early 70s had a maternity leave. I had to early retire/resign from teaching to raise a family and it was at this time that I began a real estate business with my husband.