Kathy Taraschi, 62; found solace from cancer in song
Kathy Taraschi had always wanted to sing the National Anthem for a Red Sox game in Fenway Park, and she got her chance last Sept. 3. “It came forth with such genuineness and such honesty,’’ said her singing coach, Rebecca Parris. “She completely nailed it.’’ What fans who cheered Mrs. Taraschi’s rendition didn’t know, however, was that she was being treated for cancer. A runner of many marathons, she kept singing to the end of her life.