Kathryn Phylis (Gonet) Ladd, 86
Kathryn Phylis (Gonet) Ladd, 86, of Hypoluxo, Florida, and Wareham, passed away peacefully at home on May 23 after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Rochester, daughter of Stanley Walter and Ella Beatrice (Saveria) Gonet. She attended The Waterman School and Wareham High School. She was a charter member of the Wareham Chapter of the National Honor Society and a Wareham Cheerleader.
Soon after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, James Ladd, and, after a short 15 day honeymoon, he was deployed to Korea. During the time of his deployment, she wrote to him every day. Upon his return, he was stationed in Roswell, NM, and it was there that their first son Scott was born. They purchased a home in Rochester and then moved to East Wareham on Union Pond where they lived for 45 years. Their final move was to Briarwood.
She spent all of her working years in her husband's businesses: She was the office manager at The Metal Craft Shop and the clerk and treasurer of Brescott Corp.
She and her husband enjoyed many sailing trips in the Caribbean, as well as sailing much of the Eastern Shore of New England and the islands. They also made many trips to Salt Lake City to ski Alta and Snowbird, as well as much of northern New England.
She loved cooking and was very talented in the kitchen. She also enjoyed floral arranging, knitting and crocheting. Although starting late in life, she learned to play golf and it became a sport she truly loved. She worked very hard to become a better golfer. She belonged to several ladies leagues, but her favorite was Little Harbor and the many wonderful friends she made there.
She and her husband were both cancer survivors and had been married for 69 years. She is survived by her husband James, her son Scott and his wife Debi, son Brett and his partner Dianne Meikle of Brownfield ME, grandson Brandon and his partner Sherry Rojan of Quincy, granddaughter Abbie Takvorian and her husband Nathan of Chelmsford, three great grand-children, Ethan,Connor, and Kaleigh, her brother Robert and his wife Gayle, many nieces and nephews, and was predeceased by her granddaughter Kristen Leigh.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Judes Childrens Hospital or The Kristen Leigh Memorial Fund in care of Southcoast Federal Credit Union.