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Animal Shelter Fundraiser to Honor Deceased URI Instructor

A concert and fundraiser in memory of the late Katia Cabral will be held Monday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coffee Depot in Warren.

The Warren Animal Shelter will honor the late Katia Cabral at a concert and fundraiser this Monday at the Coffee Depot in Warren, reports the Sakonnet Times. 

Katheryn "Katia" Cabral, 56, of Warren, was found dead inside the rear of a  at Gull Cove in Portsmouth on Dec. 17, 2010. 

The cause of her death was determined to have been an accidental drowning. She had last been seen at a birthday party and fundraiser, which was held at The Beach House in Portsmouth on Dec. 12. 

An avid animal lover and volunteer at the Warren Animal Shelter, Cabral graduated from Endicott College, receiving a master's degree in education with a focus in creative arts and learning.

She worked at the University of Rhode Island as an instructor for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. She also served on the executive board and the leadership team of the Buzzards Bay Writing Project, as well as the National Writing Project's Director's Team.

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