Katharine Lindheim

Katharine (Kate) Lindheim of Arlington, MA passed peacefully on April 10, 2024. She was surrounded by family and her dog Nina.  She was married to her beloved husband, Rod for 29 years, and also survived by her loving sons Andrew and Nick. In addition, she is survived by her Parents Dee and Don; Brothers Josh (Caroline), Peter (Maia), and Alex (Claire); Sisters Holly (Paul) and Lucy (Collins).

Kate was a longtime member and Christian Education Director at Park Ave Congregational Church where she touched the lives of countless families for many years. She spent a considerable amount of time giving back to the community.  She volunteered with several organizations such as: Chaplin’s on the Way, NEAT (Neighbor’s Eating All Together), Project Soup community dinner and she started the Park Ave Congregational Church Knitting group. She was active in Stand for Children and was also a dog handler with Caring Canines.

Kate grew up in Ridgewood New Jersey before eventually moving to Lexington, MA. She graduated from Lexington High School and continued her education at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. After graduation she moved to Arlington, where she remained committed to adding to the community. She worked tirelessly to pass overrides to help secure funding for the Arlington Public Schools.  She received her Master’s degree in Elementary Education with Special Needs Certification from Lesley University.  She adored working with children and fulfilled her lifelong dream to become a teacher at Bedford, MA Integrated Preschool. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Buddy Dog (https://www.buddydoghs.org/donate.) Nina came from Buddy Dog and was by Kate’s side throughout her illness. There will be a celebration of her life at a later date at Park Avenue Congregational Church.


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  1. Gil on April 12, 2024 at 9:14 am

    RIP Kate. You led a bold, beautiful life and touched others in many ways. The world just shrunk a bit.

  2. Claudia and Keith Truesdale on April 12, 2024 at 3:20 pm

    Kate, You will always be in our hearts.

  3. Louise Scrivines on April 12, 2024 at 5:22 pm

    A wonderful friend and college roommate. I’ll miss you dearly and my thoughts are with Rod and his boys.

  4. Betty Rich on April 12, 2024 at 7:04 pm

    Mike and I hold a special place in our hearts for you, Rod, Nick and Andrew. Kate was such a kind woman, teacher and inspiration to so many of us at PACC.

    Betty and Mike Rich

  5. George Vago on April 13, 2024 at 7:03 am

    Such a terrible loss and a beautiful light is now etched in the loving memories of those who’s lives she touched… May Rod and the boys find comfort in these memories as they grieve her passing…

  6. Elisa Martinez on April 13, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    Our unforgettable Kate. What a gift and an honor to be her friend these 40 years, through thick and thin. Rod, Andrew, Nick, Dee, Don, and all of your brilliant and boisterous family – this heart is grieving with you now, and holding her in loving memory forever.

  7. June Cuomo on April 14, 2024 at 11:56 am

    It is not necessary to have known Kate to understand and marvel
    at the numbers of fellow travelers who have been touched by her
    life. Her Memory is full of energy and infuses our world with certainty
    that Love and Joy are eternal truths. I share with her beloved family
    and friends the comfort they are so in need of and the words,
    “Well Done Kate.”

  8. Margaret Bell-Berman on April 14, 2024 at 8:08 pm

    Kate had love, compassion and warmth to all she met. We are so blessed to have known her. Her spirit will remain in our hearts forever. Thank you Kate, for giving your love through God to the children at PACC and as a teacher to school children. Your smile was always welcoming and to be remembered.

  9. Susan on April 15, 2024 at 4:55 pm

    While our hearts are broken, we need to remind ourselves how lucky we were to have been in the presence of an angel.

  10. Maryellen Schissler on April 18, 2024 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you for your presence in my life and your friendship, Miss Kate. You will be missed.

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