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Katherine B. Stoddard

April 5, 1942 — March 27, 2024

Littleton, NH

Katherine B. Stoddard

Katherine B. Stoddard, 81, affectionately known as Bunny, died peacefully at home, March 27, 2024. Her daughter, Xondra Smith and beloved dog Gretchen were by her side. 

Katherine Baines Stoddard was born April 5, 1942, to Mary and Kenneth Baines of Ridgewood, New Jersey. She graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1960 and Plymouth State College in 1964. Bunny married David E. Stoddard in 1963 and settled in Littleton, NH. She taught school and substituted for the local school systems before going into business. She was manager for several businesses, including the Littleton Diner before purchasing the Clam Hut on Meadow Street in 1986, successfully running the restaurant until 1998. 

Bunny was a Girl Scout for 37 years rising to the position of Community Chairman. She organized yearly camping trips for the local Girl Scout troops and was a mentor and role model for many young women. 

She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church where she served on the Dinner Bell Committee. She was also a member of the Littleton Elks Lodge 1831. Bunny enjoyed playing weekly bridge games with her friends. 

Bunny is survived by her daughter, Xondra K. Smith, and husband Kim. Her twin sister, Caryl Matsis, and husband Matthew of Merrimack. Her nieces and nephews, Alesia Cleary, Helen Matsis, Ken Matsis, Shawn Atkins, and Courtney Lunn, all with whom she was very close to. Her most special survivors are her grandsons who meant the world to her, Jason Smith of Littleton, Jonathan Smith of Littleton, and Joshua Smith and his wife, Courtney who live in Hahira, GA. 

Bunny was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Kenneth Baines, her husband of 58 years, David E. Stoddard, and her younger sister, Edith B. Atkins.  

A graveside service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Littleton, May 17th at 11AM with a Celebration of Life immediately following at All Saints Episcopal Church. 

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