Kaye Overbye

By Orleans Hub Posted 30 June 2021 at 9:15 am

Kaye Overbye, 85, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed peacefully on June 11 in Portland, Conn. after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. 

Born in Middleport, NY, Kaye was the daughter of Lloyd and Ruth Annable. Growing up in Johnson’s Creek, NY Kaye attended Royalton Hartland High School where she was a standout cheerleader and graduated from Alfred State College and later received her B.S. in Nursing from Dutchess Community College. A natural, inspiring and gifted caregiver, she worked as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY before working at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn. and later at Hartford Hospital.

While having an illustrious nursing career, Kaye selflessly raised seven children in Pleasant Valley, NY before moving to Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. with her husband Donald where six of her seven children graduated. Besides her dedication to husband and children, Kaye was known as the always reliable and benevolent neighborhood Mom as “Mrs. O” opened her doors to all from neighbor’s children, at-risk inner city children, and unwed mothers. 

Wife of late husband, Donald A. Overbye and the loving partner of the late, Joe Radziewicz, Kaye is survived by her sister, Carol Hussey; nine children: Mark, Michael, Mitchel, Laurie, Jay, Jill, Christopher, Kim and Krista, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.