A woman of intelligence, humor, curiosity, and determination, Kay Frauenthal Carpenter M.A. ’76 did not let numerous setbacks due to ill health keep her from adventure, twice circumnavigating the globe as well as traveling throughout France by train and bicycle. Earning a certificate in French phonetics from the Sorbonne in Paris, Kay became fluent in French and worked as a bilingual guide at the United Nations in New York. She later received a nursing diploma from Le Bon Secours in Geneva, Switzerland, and returned annually for some 20 years to facilitate continuing education groups. During her time as a consultant in palliative, hospice care, Kay earned her M.A. in counseling psychology from Santa Clara and became a staunch advocate for support of dying persons and their families. After moving to Miami, Florida, in 1988, her passion for classical music became the leitmotif of her life. She was a member of the Young Patronesses of the Opera and served on the Boards of the Murray Dranoff Duo Piano Association and the Miami Bach Society. She died on March 18, 2020.

29 Sep 2020