Katherine Vandini

Katherine Vandini (Alexander)

Thursday, May 30th, 1935 - Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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Katherine (Alexander) Vandini, devoted wife of Charles Vandini, died Dec. 14 at
Sunrise at Plymouth Beach elder community after a long illness. She was 84.

With her husband, she owned and operated Charlies’ Ace Hardware for more
than 50 years.

Kathy & Charlie bought the hardware store, then located at the corner of Court
Street and Savery’s Lane, in 1966. Together they built it into a thriving North
Plymouth retailer relocated to 304 Court St. Over a half-century they expanded
their business and gained loyal customers, many of whom became personal
friends. More than husband and wife, they were dedicated business partners.

Kathy and Charlie enjoyed their travels together to Italy; England, Scotland and
Ireland; France; Germany; several resorts in the Caribbean; and a cruise to Alaska.
She took great pride in the Centennial Street home she and Charlie shared,
spending many evenings sitting together on their front porch, enjoying the
company of their friends and neighbors. Following her retirement, she kept active
and regularly attended group classes at Plymouth Fitness Center.

In addition to Charlie, her beloved husband of 65 years, she is survived by a
daughter Charlene Vandini of Plymouth, a son Charles Vandini Jr. of Kingston, her
sister Carol Garvey, also of Plymouth, two grandchildren, a great-granddaughter,
and many nieces and nephews. She was blessed with many friends who she

A Plymouth native, graduate of Plymouth High School Class of 1954 and a
communicant of St. Mary’s Church, North Plymouth, she was the daughter of Inez
(Ellis) and Marston Alexander. She is also predeceased by her brother Marston
Alexander Jr., and three sisters: Eleanor Jenness, Elizabeth “Betty” Raposo, and
Mary Gailes.

Funeral Arrangements are under the care of the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court St, Plymouth MA 02360. Visitation will be held Dec. 19 from 4-8 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 313
Court St., with interment immediately following at Vine Hills Cemetery, next to
her grandsons Charles Vandini III and Joseph Vandini, who predeceased her.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests and greatly appreciates donations in her
memory to the Plymouth Lions Club or St. Mary’s Church, North Plymouth.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bartlett Funeral Home
    338 Court Street
    Plymouth, MA 02360
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  • Service

    St Mary's Church
    313 Court St
    Plymouth, MA 02360
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Private Condolence

Ann & Phillip Ferazzi

Posted at 01:11pm
Charlie, Chuck, Charlene and family
We were so very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. We are in Florida at Liza’s for Christmas so will be unable to attend the services. But wanted you all to know we are thinking of you and are sending our love.
Ann and Phillip

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Posted at 06:57pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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