1965 – 2020
Danielson – Kathleen “Kathy” (Crandall) Aubin, beloved wife of Dave Aubin lost her battle with lung cancer Saturday, September 19, 2020 at noon. She was determined to pay her respects to her family for the loss of John Firlick (her brother in law and the man who officiated our wedding in 2013), she stopped living shortly after.
Kathy was such a great person to be with, my best friend, my fishing and clamming partner, winters were embraced skiing together. Soulmates…what a great life we enjoyed!
Halloween was her favorite holiday, she loved decorating and dressing up to hand out candy. She was well known for her little yellow 67 Volkswagen Beetle. Born Kathleen Louise Crandall to parents (both deceased) John Crandall, Sr and Wanda (Pasternak) Crandall in Lackawanna, New York on Thanksgiving Day November 25, 1965. She was their “Butterball.” Kathy was the youngest of five, Dianna (and late John Firlik) of Sterling, John Jr and wife Carol of Plainfield, David and wife Lori of Central Village and Steven Crandall of Moosup. Also, many nieces and nephews.
Kathy graduated from Plainfield High, also QVCC where she was certified as a Vet Asst. and UConn as a Master Gardner.
Kathy was originally married to the late Leo Aubin, Jr. They were divorced in 1998. They had a son together-Mike Aubin who with his moms never ending love and support turned out to be a fine man who I love and respect very much. Mike and I were lucky enough to be with her right to the end.
Kathy loved being outdoors and working with everyone at Hart’s Greenhouses. She also spent almost twenty-five years working for Delta Rubber Company where she made so many friends.
I would like to thank Dave Crandall (her brother) for being there at the end and driving the ambulance.
Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT have been entrusted with arrangements. There will be a Celebration of Life for Kathy on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Dave’s home to honor Kathy’s love of Halloween. If you’d like to, feel free to bring a bag of candy.
In lieu of flowers please consider adopting an unwanted cat or dog as Kathy could never understand why people could just turn their backs on these helpless creatures. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanandValade.com.