Kathleen  Henderson
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Newburyport, MA - Kathleen Henderson, age 63, of Newburyport, passed away on September 8th, 2019. Kathleen was the youngest of five children born in New York City to Bertrand and Catherine Henderson. Kathleen was a professional actor who attended the prestigious High School of Performing Arts in New York City and studied under renowned drama teacher Stella Adler. For several years, Kathleen toured with the National Shakespeare Company playing lead roles in a number of plays. Kathleen moved to Newburyport in 1997 and performed at The Actors Studio, The Firehouse and other regional theaters. Kathleen was a compassionate, gentle and versatile artist who lived an incredible life that can only be described as full of grace. Her courage touched so many, she was an animal lover, poet, playwright, teacher, singer, advocate and survivor. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer at age 39, and she would live an extraordinary 24 more years, embracing her love of life and generosity to all who were blessed to know her. Always loving and giving, she touched so many lives and her loss is immeasurable.
At the family's request, the services are private.
Donations can be made in Kathleen's name to Best Friend's Animal Sanctuary and the ASPCA.
Published on September 13, 2019


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Maggie Gillis
Sep 13, 2019
Always loved talking to her and admired her zest for life and of course her love for all animals. Rest in peace.