Catherine Ann Kennedy

December 14, 1947 - December 29, 2020
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Catherine (née Barry) passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2020 after an illness bravely borne in the care of her family at her home in Venice, Florida, USA.

 

Catherine was born December 14, 1947 to Thomas and Mary Barry in Cork, Ireland. She grew up in Galway, Ireland where she was the 3rd of 4 children.

 

Catherine met her husband John, on New Year’s Eve of 1968 in Galway. She traveled and lived in Australia, Singapore, Canada and elsewhere before reconnecting with John back in Galway on Christmas of 1974. John and Catherine married in 1975.

 

Catherine and John lived in Hamilton, Canada and Boston, Mass. before moving to Rochester, NY in 1980 and raising their children there. In 2001 John and Catherine began their migration south, stopping in Moneta, VA for 10 years until finally settling in Venice, FL in 2011. She loved living in the sunny weather and being able to take her dog April out for bike rides and play cards with her friends.

 

Catherine is survived by her 4 children, Barry, Ronan (Diana), Dermot (Lauren), and Caitriona; 4 grandchildren, Ciara, Evelyn, Claire and Conor; 3 siblings, Kevin, Charlotte and Michael. She will be deeply missed by her family, cousins, sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations to be made to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation (https://fcsf.org/ways-to-help/donate/). Due to Covid restrictions, a private burial ceremony for the family will be held at Epiphany Cathedral.

 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

May she rest in peace.

 

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Born: December 14, 1947
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Genevieve Broadhead posted on 1/6/21

Deepest sympathy and best wishes to all the family, I have such warm memories of Catherine and all the trips we had together as a family. She will be missed, sending my love

 

Patrick oneill posted on 1/6/21

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Patrick oneill posted on 1/6/21

My sympathies to all of the family.it was a pleasure to know catherine for over 57 years.she was an incredible resilient strong loving woman.i wlll miss our chats.love to everyone. O’neill

 

Helen and Bob posted on 1/5/21

Karen, extremely sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace. RIP.

 

Deacon Chris Barrett posted on 1/5/21

Catherine was a spiritual giant and famous among her friends at Smith Mountain Lake as a wonderful wife. She had the strength of a hundred women (or men, for that matter). Shame she only had 72 years in the material world. How majestic of our God to now give her eternal life. Praise God. And peace and consolation to all her family.

 

Love, Debbie Pia posted on 1/5/21

I can’t begin to tell you what Catherine has meant to me. She has changed my whole life in the past three years that I have lived in Bellagio. She was persistent that I make my new home in Bellagio. She found me a lovely home and entertained an Open House for me where I was able to meet my new neighbors. New friends that I will have for a lifetime. I will miss you Catherine. I will miss your strength, as I have never known a woman as strong as you. My condolences to your family. You were such a special person to everyone who knew you.

 

Tara Conklin posted on 1/3/21

Catherine was a shining star full of kindness, friendliness, and warmth. She will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know her.

 

Joan Watson posted on 1/3/21

She was a lovely person with a beautiful smile for everyone. All the neighborhood will miss her. God bless her family.

 

Jackie Blanchard posted on 1/3/21

Catherine was as lovely a person and neighbor as one could meet. I had hoped to fly to Ireland with her one day as her family there wasn't far from my own cousins in County Roscommon. As she is now with the angels, I trust her travels will be with the best of company.

 

Kathleen Stansfield posted on 1/3/21

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Catherine was a warm, friendly neighbor and we will miss her smiling face.

 

Betty and Dann Gardner posted on 1/3/21

Catherine means so much to so many of her friends, and Dann and I were so lucky and grateful to be a part of her life. Catherine was a strong, lovely woman, admired especially by her girlfriends for her caring ways and the joy she spread around to everyone. We will miss her always, Betty and Dann

 

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