Obituary of Kathleen Mary Dempsey
Kathleen M. Dempsey, born in Hoboken, NJ on May 3, 1948, died peacefully of natural causes surrounded by family on February 29th, 2020. Known by her friends as Kathi, she grew up in West Nyack and graduated high school from Albertus Magnus. She attended St. Bonaventure University and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College. She received her Masters in Education from Fairfield University while raising her oldest daughter, Jessica. She met her husband of over 30 years, John C. Dempsey, in 1st grade at St. Anthony’s Parochial School in Nanuet, NY. They attended the 7th grade Sadies Hawkins dance and were later married at St. Francis Church in1968. Kathi worked as a teacher and dance instructor. She was an avid reader and patron of the West Nyack Free Library. She played tennis, practiced yoga, and enjoyed cooking for those she loved. Kathi was preceded in death by her husband John in 1998; her parents James and Claire Conlon; her mother, Joan Schneider; and her siblings Michael and Mary Conlon. She is survived by her three daughters: Jessica and her husband Kevin McComas, Sara and her husband Brandon Becker, and Kathleen Dempsey; her siblings James Jr., John, Maureen, and Paul Conlon; multiple nieces and nephews; and two grandchildren, Kelly and J.T. McComas.
Friends may call onTuesday, March 3rd from 4pm to 7pm at the Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, Inc. 728 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY 10994 (845) 358-4433
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held March 4th at 11:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 128 Parrott Rd. West Nyack, NY 10994.
Interment will immediately follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, 34 West Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kathleens memory to the Friends of the West Nyack Library, 65 Strawtown Road, West Nyack, NY 10994