Kathleen Fennell

Obituary of Kathleen A. Fennell

Kathleen A. “Sis” Fennell, Elmira/Horseheads, age 92, passed away peacefully at home Friday, February 11, 2022. Sis was born in Elmira, the daughter of Matthias A. and Catherine F. (Shields) Fennell. She was a lifelong communicant of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, and attended Ss. Peter & Paul’s School, Elmira Catholic High, and Elmira College. Sis retired from Westinghouse Electric in 1983 after 35 years of service. She loved to travel with her friends, especially trips to her father’s birthplace in County Clare, Ireland, near the Bridges of Ross. Sis also spent many hours volunteering at Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chemung County Red Cross, and the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Msgr. John J. Lee Division, where she was a charter member. She is survived by her brother J. Peter Fennell of Elmira. A brother, Matthias F. “Matt” Fennell, and sisters-in-law, Ann Fennell and Susan Fennell died before her. She is also survived by nieces, Ann Simmons, Molly Manchenton, Julie Smykowski, Sheila Castellano, Kathleen Carlson, Ellen Ordaz and Alice Hongthong; nephews J. Peter Fennell Jr., Matthias F. Fennell Jr., Martin Fennell, Tim Fennell, Tom Fennell, and Terry Fennell; many grand nieces and grand nephews, to whom she was “Aunt Sissy.” Special thanks to Debbie Fennell, who spent hundreds of hours with Sis during the last several months. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira, at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022, followed by interment in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. A livestream of the Mass will be available through the Facebook page for Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish (https://www.facebook.com/ElmiraCatholic). Donations in her memory may be made to Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 1010 Davis Street, Elmira NY 14901, or a charity of your choice.
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Saturday
5
March

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, March 5, 2022
St. Patrick's Church
604 Park Pl
Elmira, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery
623 Franklin Street
Elmira, New York, United States
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