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Kathleen Connell Disco

September 28, 1928 — January 31, 2016

Kathleen C. Disco, 87, of Minneapolis MN passed away on January 31, 2016, after suffering a stroke. The will be no funeral service at this time per the familys request. The deceased wished to be cremated and her ashes will be joined with her late husband John E. Disco at a future date. Kathleen was born to Catherine E. Haggerty Coty and Adrian P. Coty in Pittsfield MA on September 28, 1928. From a very early age she performed in the community and was a soloist for several hundred church weddings. She studied piano at the Pittsfield Community Music School and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1946. She was a long time soloist in St. Marks Church and a member of the South Congregational Churchs Cantata Choir. Throughout the years she also performed with the Pittsfield Town Players and the Berkshire Lyric Theater. Kathleen was married to John E. Disco on October 8, 1955. They had 4 daughters and were married until his untimely death in 1967. While raising her family, Kathleen obtained her Bachelors degree and later, her Masters degree from North Adams State College. She worked as an elementary music teacher in the Pittsfield Schools for 20 years where she enjoyed planning and conducting choruses for winter and spring concerts. Kathleen was preceded in death in 1994 by her eldest daughter Michelle A. Disco. Kathleen is survived by her daughters Kathryn M. Disco Boisvert of Blackstone MA, Anna Disco of Fridley MN, and Barbara L. Disco Papandrea of Manchester CT; as well as 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the Berkshire Music School on Wendell Ave in Pittsfield. The family of Kathleen wishes to thank the staff of Presbyterian Homes of Johanna Shores, in Arden Hills MN for the wonderful care they gave to Kathleen the past 2 years while she was a resident there.
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