Born in Yonkers, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Katherine (Cuddy) Doran. She was educated in Yonkers, and graduated from the College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y.
Katherine was dedicated to her home and her entire family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by seven children, Arthur J. Van Deventer and his wife Carol of Somers, Conn., Richard M. Van Deventer and his wife Kathy of Bellaire, Texas, Mary P. Van Deventer of Boston, Brendan P. Van Deventer and his wife Monica of Barrington, R.I., Katherine V. Latraverse and her husband James of Shrewsbury, Elizabeth V. Hurst and her husband John of Roswell, Ga., and Peter D. Van Deventer and his wife April of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; six siblings, Sarah Downing, Mary Newman Richards, Daniel Doran, Arthur Doran, James Doran, and Margaret Duffy; 15 grandchildren, Brian Van Deventer, Lisa Schumacher, Michael Van Deventer, Katherine Casey, Brendan Van Deventer, Kimberly Cunningham, Christine Cunningham, Jacqueline Van Deventer, Meghan Van Deventer, Brendan Van Deventer, Lauren Hurst, John Hurst, Patrick Hurst, Maximilian Van Deventer and Sasha Van Deventer; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Brian Van Deventer, and a sister, Anne Hayes.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 10 at St. Luke the Evangelist Church of Westborough.
Donations in her memory may be made to Salmon VNA and Hospice, 57 Birch St., Milford, MA 01757.