Katherine Cecilia Hill Hathaway, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2013. Katherine Kate was born September 20, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, a daughter of Chester Bernard and Frances Jeffers Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Ann; son, Michael Patrick; brothers, Robert Hill Lois, Bernard C. Hill Marita, and James Hill; father-in-law, Arthur Hathaway; and brothers-in-law, James Hathaway Carmelita, Jack Hathaway Helen, and William Hathaway Katherine. The eldest of five children, Kate is survived by her loving and most devoted husband of 65 years, Charles Allen Hathaway; sister, Rosemary Hill Ziraldo Lou; brothers-in-law, Robert Hathaway Jeannie and Fr. Arthur Tunney Hathaway; sisters-in-law, Helen Cheviron Hathaway John and Marita Drennan Hill Bernard; and cousin, Julie Deneau Mel. Kate is also survived by her children, Ann, Susan, Teresa Evans Brazz, Daniel Marcia, Kathleen Cutler Paul, Patricia Ten Arnold, Charles Mary, Frances Akers William, Cecelia Blasier R. Dale, Bernard, and Peter Laura; and daughter-in-law, Gail Hathaway. Grandma Kate has been very blessed and is survived by her grandchildren: Angela Evans Turner Richard, Christina and Tessa Evans, Zoe Adams Bates Christopher, Ian Adams, Cloe and Sam Zimmerman, Emily Hathaway Scott Aaron and Tyler Hathaway; Rachel, Bridget, and Amy Hathaway; Caitlin and Theresa Cutler, Nathanael and Charles Ten; Patrick Akers, Lucy Akers Schneidewind David, Sadie Akers; Brittany and Christopher Buddy Blasier; Arlene Hathaway, Janel Hathaway Yerden Gary, Chester Hathaway; and Katharine Hathaway, as well as many great-grandchildren, and many more nieces and nephews. After graduating from St. Mary's Academy, suma cum laude, in Windsor, Ontario, Kate worked at Bell Telephone Company in Detroit before becoming an amazing full-time mother and wife to Charlie. She loved each and every one of her babies and continued to love them all with all her heart as they grew into adults. She was very proud of all of them as individuals and in all their accomplishments. And, if you asked who her favorite was she could never pick one--they were ALL her favorites! Kate and Charlie enjoyed many years of traveling around the country visiting their children and grandchildren; in turn, every summer, they eagerly anticipated and deeply savored everyone's visits with them at the cottage in Belle River Ontario. Kate loved dancing and singing, music of all types, reading, singing hymns, the Holy Catholic Mass, couples bridge club, synchronized swimming, bowling, bingo, sun tea, a glass of wine, and Vegas trips with her sister, Rosie. Most of all, she loved being with family and spending summers at the infamous Hathaway cottage where she could swim, watch beautiful sunsets, take walks on the road, enjoy fresh vegetables, fruits and corn, tend to her flowers, cook huge meals for all, and enjoy her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, dear neighbors and friends. She was an amazingly strong woman who was truly loved and admired and will be deeply missed by all of her family and everyone who ever knew her. Kate is no doubt happy to be in the arms of her Lord! Our family would like to give special thanks to Julie Ziraldo Ross niece and God-Child for her many wonderful visits and music therapy sessionsa�"what a blessing she has been to our Mom. Many thanks to David Hathaway, too, for sharing his time with Kate and Charlie this past year and taking Dad to Mass. Extra thanks to family friend Bob Crongeyer for his visits and help with Dad and Mom, as well! Visitation to be held at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Road 4 blocks E. of Woodward, Royal Oak on Saturday, August 31, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 1, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rosary to be said at 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass to be held at Church of the Transfiguration, 25225 Code Road, Southfield, MI, 48033 on Monday, September 2, 2013, 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Capuchins, Alzheimer's Association, or a charity of your choice.