Mary Catherine Kavanah
September 5th 1935 – January 23rd 2019
South Blooming Grove, NY
Mary Kavanah a longtime resident of South Blooming Grove, NY, passed away on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Mary was born on September 5th 1935 in Yonkers, NY to Marion Fitzpatrick and John DeRoberts Jr.
Mary graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, NY and then from Washington Secretarial School in NYC. Before coming to Blooming Grove Mary worked at AT&T in NYC and in 1964 she moved to the Blooming Grove area with her husband Patrick. After taking time to raise her family Mary worked at Washingtonville High School and then Monroe Woodbury High School as a Special Education Assistant.
During her life Mary enjoyed many things including camping, cruising, and just sitting on the beach at Montauk. In recent years she enjoyed playing Bridge, Mahjong and her time with the ladies at Book Club. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Mary is survived by her children: James Kavanah and wife, Barbara, of Washingtonville, NY; Tricia Korth and husband, Robert Steiger, of Middletown, NY; Carolynn Mulligan and husband, Raymond, of Rock Tavern, NY; and Thomas Kavanah and wife Beth, of South Blooming Grove, NY; her grandchildren: Kimberly, Patrick, Jason, Elliot, Christopher, Nicholas, and Mackenzie; and great grandchildren: Liam, Kinley, Rylan and Abbey. She is also survived by her sisters: Patricia Haslett of Virginia, and Jeannie Wurzburg and husband Chuck of Florida, and sister in law Carol DeRoberts of Connecticut, along with many nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded by her husband Patrick, of 58 years, her parents: John, Marion, and Grace DeRoberts, and her brother, John DeRoberts.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to her outstanding and extremely dedicated medical team of Dr. Rachel Colvin, and Dr Jeffery Stewart, and the entire staff at
Mid Hudson Oncology for taking such good care of her. We would also like to thank all the family and friends who took Mom to: dinner, lunches, book club, mahjong, and the countless doctors appointments.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2 pm until 5 pm at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Monday, January 28, at St. Mary's Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville, NY. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Washingtonville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mary's name to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (https://themmrf.org/get-involved/donate-to-the-mmrf/) and to Country Kids Food Pantry Care of St. Marys Church, 2 Father Tierney Circle, Washingtonville, NY 10992.