It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Kristin Odmark of Groton, Massachusetts. Kristin breathed her last breath at MGH holding the hand of her beloved husband on December 9, 2018. She was 55 years old.
Kristin was a woman of great passion and fierce intellect. She loved literature and the Red Sox. She cherished her family and lived a life filled with music, song and books . She was an active participant and promoter of Choral Arts in New England. She served as Chorus President and Chairman of the Board for Chorus pro Musica in Boston, as well as President of Choral Arts New England. She also served in an advisory capacity for the Nashoba Valley Chorale. Kristin had a lovely soprano voice and studied under the late Robert Honeysucker.
Kristin was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Rev. Gordon Odmark and his wife Marilyn. She attended the Peddie School in New Jersey and is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College where she was class song mistress. Her work career started at Little Brown Publishing in Boston. She attended University Lutheran Church in Harvard Square where she sang in the church choir and charmed her way into the heart of Dane Krampitz marrying him on February 29th because it was cool. She became a devoted mother to her two wonderful children Maddie and Jonah. She ended her career at the Mass Medical Society where she served as Executive Editor for NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology, ran the CardioExchange service and was Senior Editor in the NEJM Group's new products and services team.
In addition to her husband, Dane, Kristin is survived by her children Maddie and Jonah as well as her devoted dog, Trudy. She is also survived by her mother, Marilyn, and siblings Wendy and David.
Family and Friends can gather to honor and remember Kristin at several Memorial Events to celebrate her life.
For those in Northern Massachusetts and NH:
- December 14, 2018 from 5 PM until 8 PM. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Visitation will be held at the Ayer Federated Church, 21 Washington St. Ayer, Massachusetts.
- December 15, 2018 at 10 AM. Memorial Service with music offerings by the Nashoba Valley Chorale and others at the Ayer Federated Church, 21 Washington St. Ayer, Massachusetts.
For those Near Boston:
- December 29, 2018 at 10 AM. Memorial Service with music offerings by Chorus pro Musica and others at the University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kristin's name may be made to the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church for the purpose of supporting families or individuals in the community who are in transition and need shelter, food, clothes, transportation or legal assistance. Please put "SOV Memorial Fund for persons in need" in the memo line.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
21 Washington St.
Ayer, MA 01432