Northborough – Kathie Ann Jewell, 82, died peacefully in Marlborough on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Born in Worcester, Kathie grew up in Northborough, graduated Bancroft School in Worcester and attended Syracuse University.
Beautiful and full of drama, a prolific poet, during and after high school she played summer stock in New England with several notable New York actors and was chosen in a national search in 1956 to audition with Otto Preminger for the film Joan of Arc.
Suffering from schizophrenia since childhood, in an era in which this brain disease was poorly recognized or understood, Kathie prevailed over the difficulties of her mental illness and went on to lead a life with many long-term friends and a long-term partner. Her life was one with meaning and value.
She is survived by her sister, Susan Jewell MacLean and her brother-in-law Shian MacLean of Santa Rosa, California, nephews Michael and Sean MacLean, and her partner, Robert Ready.
Memorial services will be private. Arrangements have been under the care of Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough.
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