Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen A. "Kate" Kennedy (Bell)

Tuesday, June 5th, 1928 - Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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Kathleen A. Kennedy, age 91 of Saranac Village at Will Rogers died Sunday November 10, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Kathleen was born on June 5, 1928 in Redford, NY the daughter of Fred and Florence (Howard) Bell. Kathleen married Paul F. Kennedy on September 10, 1949 in Bloomingdale, NY. He predeceased her in 1993.

Kathleen graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1944 and from NYS Teachers College in 1948 with a degree in Business Education. Kathleen was amazing mother and grandmother who lived her life to the fullest. She had been employed as a Business (Commercial) teacher at Westport, NY High School from 1948-1949. She was a Religious Education Coordinator and a Manager at the Tri-Lakes Federal Credit Union in Saranac Lake. Kathleen was a lifelong resident of the Saranac Lake area. In addition to spending time with her family,

Kathleen enjoyed cooking, reading and her greatest love was travel across and outside the United States. Everyone who knew her remembers her warm smile, her witty charm, her deep kindness and her sharp intelligence.

Kathleen is survived by her two daughters: Patricia A. (David B.) Smith of Connecticut, and Debbie Kennedy, MD (Martin F. Moriarty) of Castleton-on-the -Hudson, NY. One son: Roger (Sooji Park) of California, and one granddaughter Sarah Smith of Boston, MA.

Kathleen was predeceased by her mother and father and her beloved husband.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. Calling hours are set for Friday November 15, 2019 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday November 16, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale with Monsignor CJ McAvoy and Fr. John Yonkovig officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the family plot in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Bloomingdale. Memorial donations in Kathleen’s memory can be made to the Saranac Lake Free Library in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

Kathleen’s family would like to thank all the staff at the Adirondack Medical Center for her wonderful care. Family and friends wishing to remember Kathleen A. Kennedy can share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
    20 Church Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Paul's Roman Catholic Oratory
    State Route 3
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    Msgr. C.J. McAvoy
    Rev. John R. Yonkovig
  • Interment

    St. Paul's Cemetery
    Fletcher Farm Road
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    Burial immediately following Funeral Mass in family plot.


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Ken Oxenrider

Posted at 07:44pm
I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to the Kennedy family at the passing of someone special to my family. My father, Dick Oxenrider, spoke often of Paul and Kathleen. Paul Jr was the son of my Aunt Betty. I am happy that I had the opportunity to visit with Kathleen last year on the phone. Please know my thoughts are with her family.

Joyce Duquette

Posted at 04:26pm
I will miss so much about your mom. I grew up in your home, and she always made me feel like I was part of something special. I shared many meals at the kitchen table, many laughs, bumps and scrapes. I spent much of my childhood in your home. It was my safety net. I will always be grateful to her for everything. When I went into Social work, she told me that she was proud of me. She even dated my dad before she met Paul. I will always hold her memory dear and near to my heart. I truly am sorry for your loss. Joyce (Jobeth) Duquette

Cora Walter

Posted at 02:14pm
To The Family of Kathleen (Kate) Kennedy,
I just received notice of Kate's passing.
She was a wonderful person and great friend to my husband (Jay) and myself.
Her smile was unforgettable. She will truly be missed by everyone who knew her.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Cora Walter


Posted at 05:09pm
To the Family of Katheen Kennedy,
I am extremely sorry at the death of your mother. I just said Mass for her and I am sorry that I could not attend her funeral as I am wintering in Florida. I will miss her St. Patrick's Day card that we have always exchanged. Father Bob Lamitie

Ft. Pierce , Fl. 34945

Leslie Hoffman

Posted at 12:56am
Kathleen always had a smile on her face. She was so kind to me. She would introduce me to others as her Guardian Angel. I will miss her.

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