Genevieve Alice Kazdin of Falmouth, who in the early 1990s pioneered a groundbreaking program for AOL: Kids Only Online, or KOOL, which launched programming and safe spaces children could explore online, died October 18 after a battle with cancer. She was 87.

She was born in Attleboro, the daughter of Homer and Alice Tetreault. From an early age she spent time at the Attleboro Public Library, and her love of books would lead to a lifetime of reading, researching and writing, as well as selling and collecting books.

Ms. Kazdin moved from New York City to Cape Cod after her divorce and was joined in 1994 by Patrick G. Skelly, her partner and life companion. Together the couple enjoyed traveling and camping, and could frequently be found dining and listening to live music at Liam Maguireā€™s Irish Pub in downtown Falmouth. Mr. Skelly died August 18, 2018.

Her favorite pastimes were visiting libraries and book sales and having spirited literary discussions.

She leaves her daughters, Nancy Scalzi of Fairfield, Connecticut, and Barbara Adler of Roslyn Harbor, New York; five grandchildren, Jessica Burke, Melissa Scalzi, Julian Adler, Simon Adler and Owen Adler; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her younger sister and two brothers.

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