Kathleen Nelson Pine Was Rockport Resident

Kathleen (Kay) Nelson Pine of Rockport died on Nov. 3 at the Den Mar Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Rockport. She was 85.

She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 21, 1918, the daughter of the late Bernard Z. Nelson and Madeleine (Schultz) Nelson. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Pine Jr.

She was a graduate of the Miss Lee School in Boston, class of 1937 and also the Chamberlain Retailing School in Boston, class of 1939.

Mrs. Pine's fondest memories were of summers spent in Edgartown as a young child with her parents. She later settled in Rockport and loved the town and the people in it. There she lived for 52 years, raised a family and acquired many special friends.

She touched the lives of many families on Cape Ann in a positive way through her decades of work in AA, in support of anyone interested in turning their life around; taught Sunday school at the First Congregational Church and enjoyed seeing her flock of students grow up in town. She was a supporter of the Addison Gilbert Hospital and volunteered at the gift shop for many years with her dear friend, Eleanor Tutien.

Kay and Edward Pine owned and operated two guest houses in Rockport: The 1840 House, currently the Christmas Dove; and The Beaches Inn, located on Cape Hedge Beach. She enjoyed the many guests who visited the inn over the years and kept them as longtime friends.

Mrs. Pine is survived by two sons, Bernard N. Pine and his wife, Deborah, of Manchester-by-the-Sea and Edward J. Pine 3rd of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren, Christopher Pine and Allison Pine of Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Gregory and Janice Pine of Norfolk, Va.

At Mrs. Pine's request there were no funeral services. A memorial service will be held privately at a later date for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Rockport Ambulance Gift Fund, 37 Broadway, Rockport, MA 01966 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were by the Burgess and Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main street, Rockport.