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Kathleen E. Hoye, DMD

September 20, 2022


Kathy departed our world all too soon after a tremendous, courageous, fierce fight against breast cancer. She chose life at every turn and fought with every ounce of energy she had until peacefully passing, surrounded by her family. 

Kathy was an artist, baker of special occasion treats, CrossFit warrior, athletic pole dancer, avid gardener, admirer of eighty’s music and so much more. Her Beef Wellington was looked forward to every New Year’s Eve with great anticipation and both her Pumpkin and Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes were devoured during family holiday meals. She loved spending time in Mattapoisett where she enjoyed paddle boarding, sunning on the sand listening to audio books, taking walks to Ned’s Point, and making dishes with quahogs she gathered herself. Competing in Half Marathons with sisters, obsession with sugar skulls and dragonflies, appreciation of beautiful color and detail in all things, aerial silk with her daughters, and spreading joyous confusion in her unique sense of humor were among her many passions.

Kathy was a driving force to be reckoned with and knew what she wanted. She was direct, unyielding, and a perfectionist in her work. When asked what she was most proud of among her many accomplishments, she unhesitatingly answered, “being a mom”. Patients held captive in her dental chair were often regaled with stories of her children’s escapades and accomplishments or her husband’s lack of cleaning skills.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband Kurt C. Federow, and their smart, strong, beautiful daughters, Kiley, Keira, and Krista. She is also survived by her mother Carolyn J. (Driscoll) Hoye, and her siblings: Kristin Frizzi, Lauren Kavanagh, Meghan Morrison, and Daniel Hoye. Kathy was predeceased by her father, Dr. Charles E. Hoye III, DMD.

Kathy attended Coyle Cassidy High school, graduating class of ‘86. She obtained a BFA in illustration from RISD, class of ’90. After several years of working, Kathy changed direction and decided to follow in her father’s footsteps, going through the challenging steps of returning to school to earn her Bachelor’s in Biology to successfully apply to Dental school, graduating with her DMD from Tufts in 2003. She went on to purchase her first dental practice in Needham in 2008, before also purchasing her father’s Taunton location as her second location in 2012.

Calling hours for Dr. Hoye will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 11am at Saint Mary’s Church, 114 St. Mary’s Square, Taunton. A lunch reception will be held at Riverhouse, 260 W. Water Street, Taunton, immediately after the services. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Kathy’s favorite color was purple; feel free to celebrate with us and wear your purple. To sign guestbook, light a candle, facility or church directions please visit her tribute page at www.hathawayfunerals.com.

Runway for Recovery is charitable organization that helps women and families with the challenges of breast cancer and assisted Kathy and her family during her battle - www.runwayforrecovery.org

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September 25, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780

Funeral Mass
September 26, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
114 St. Mary's Square
Taunton, MA 02780

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