In her seventy-sixth year, Kathleen Sasso Betts of Falmouth, passed away on Thursday, July 06, 2017 at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. She was born in New York City to Olda (Angevine) Sasso and James W. Sasso, both deceased. After graduation from Westfield High School (NJ), Kathie began college at Ohio Wesleyan University and transferred to Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia where she was a 1962 graduate.
With a flair for fashion, Kathie began her business career with Associated Merchandise Corporation. She enjoyed success as a Fashion Coordinator working with a variety of retailers including Sanger Harris, Sears Roebuck, Marshalls, and Jordan Marsh where she was the Director of Trend Merchandising. Her career enabled her to travel the world in pursuit of the latest fashion trends.
Retiring to Falmouth in 1997 and willing to try new things, Kathie worked briefly for the Falmouth Enterprise, and was a part-time legal secretary. She loved her time with the Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth Garden Club, Artist’s Guild, and Newcomers’ Book Club. She enjoyed gardening, reading, the beach, British walking tours, and developed an interest in boating and attending Syracuse lacrosse and basketball with her husband.
Kathleen is survived by her husband and high school classmate, Arthur J. Fritz; her two sisters, Gail S. Brandon and husband Douglas of West Chester, PA, and Roxanne S. Angely of Chalfont, PA; her stepsons, David Fritz of Syracuse NY and Paul Fritz of Wallingford PA; in addition to many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be privately held. A celebration of life gathering will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 21st at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street, Falmouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Falmouth Garden Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 487, Falmouth MA 02541.