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Kathryn Lee Legato

December 9, 1940 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Kathryn Legato Obituary

Kathryn Lee Legato, 83 of Colchester formerly of Salem, passed away on the early morning of Friday, January 5, 2024, at Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT. Born December 9, 1940, in New York, she was the daughter of the late Edward Radigan and Mabel (Hunt) Radigan. Kathryn worked for many years as a registered nurse, helping to support family needs and fund her children’s education. She obtained her degree in nursing from Saint Vincent Hospital of the City of New York and shortly afterward married her husband, the late John F. Legato (Jack), sharing 57 years of marriage together before he predeceased her in December of 2019. Kathyrn and John settled in Ringwood, NJ and began to raise their family. Later, they moved to CT in support of Jack’s career as an engineer. Following a brief stay in Farmington, they relocated for seven years to Granby before settling in Salem where they would reside through early retirement. Kathryn was an avid bowler and long-standing member of a League in Norwich with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, reading, and watching her favorite sports teams the New York Yankees and the UConn Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. She was also known for her needlework, sewing prowess and cooking ability. She is survived by her children, Christine (Paul) Luhman, John (Denise) Legato, and Michael (Lisa) Legato; grandchildren Jennifer Luhman, Jonathan (Sara) Legato and Brian Legato; great granddaughter Madeline; siblings Steven (Nancy) Radigan, Hugh (Malissa) Radigan and sister-in-law Roberta Radigan; and numerous other extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and spouse, she is predeceased by her siblings, Mary Anne and Edward Radigan. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024, from 10 to 11 AM directly at the St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT, followed by an 11 AM memorial mass. Burial to follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery on Gillettes Lane in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Colchester Senior Center, 95 Norwich Ave., Colchester CT 06415. To share a memory of Kathryn, or sign the online guestbook, please visit

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January 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Andrew Catholic Church
128 Norwich Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Mass
January 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Saint Andrew Catholic Church
128 Norwich Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415


Colchester Senior Center
95 Norwich Ave., Colchester CT 06415
Tel: 1-860-537-3911


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