Kathleen D. Appell

Date of Death: March 5, 2014
St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church
2 Bayview Ave.
Massapequa, New York 11758
516-798-4992 | Map
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Kathleen Diane Holmes Appell, a longtime resident of Massapequa and active parishioner at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, Massapequa, March 5, 2014 in the hospital She was 72 years old.Mrs. Appell was born on June 7, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota to Alvin F. and Ruth Shepard Holmes.  She graduated from Duluth Cathedral High SchoolContinue Reading

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Debbie Ahrens left a message on March 4, 2015:
Cousin Kathie will be greatly missed. She was always a warm, kind, loving, caring, sweet person. Her family meant everything in the world to her. You could hear the pride in her voice when she spoke of all her children and grandchildren. We will always remember that it was because of Kathie that the cousins gathered together for an annual cousin picnic at the Massapequa Park which she took the time and devotion to arrange. She will remain in our hearts and memories.
Jennifer Galante left a message on March 18, 2014:
Thank you for taking such good care of my son Thomas and all the children at McKenna. You will be very missed!
Jerry and Mimi left a message on March 8, 2014:
Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Losing the heart and soul of the family is a difficult acceptance. We can only offer you our love and support. May the memories be comforting. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
The Hepworth Family left a message on March 7, 2014:
Mrs. Appell , we are saddened about your passing but comforted knowing that you are no longer suffering. You certainly fought a long hard battle and showed everyone how important your job at McKenna meant to you. You worked at McKenna for 30 years I was told and left a lot of memories for the kids , parents and teachers. We will miss seeing you at the front desk and your famous saying "Fuzzy Pickles" that you left behind. May you rest in peace.
Lisa Giddens left a message on March 7, 2014:
Kind. Sweet. Loving. Committed to family. Strong woman.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Susan Laricchiuta left a message on March 6, 2014:
You were a special person thank you for taking care of my children & my granddaughter....I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers in peace
Lisa, Michael, Rebecca and Julia Fregoe left a message on March 6, 2014:
You always took care of everyone in your own special way. The McKenna families will miss you - God Bless!
Noreen Maloney left a message on March 6, 2014:
You were a wonderful example of how to live with grace, courage, encouragement and kindness. You will be missed.
Janet Castrogiovanni left a message on March 6, 2014:
You will be missed. May you rest in peace.
Angelina DeMaio and Kim DeMaio left a message on March 5, 2014:
She always had you say "Fuzzy Pickles" she taking your picture at the front desk. She will be missed.
Lisa Barone left a message on March 5, 2014:
Thank you for all the support you gave to myself & Joey this year... you were the only one that was there every morning when we were having a hard time dealing with tears. You gave me encouragement as a mom & offered your prayers for us daily. Today I pray you are at peace watching over your loved ones. I will always remember your support. I'm sure when St. Peter greeted you at the gates.... he asked you to say "Fuzzy Pickles" while he took your picture for your entrance pass.
darleen fleming left a message on March 5, 2014:
Kathy, you fought the good fight....your determination and sheer force of will astonished me at times. Even at your weakest you carried on with courage. I will NEVER forget the kindness you showed me during my hardest times, the patience and encouragment you offered melissa, the hugs when you just looked at me and knew it was a bad day....I used to tease you that you should charge people for being their psychologist while doing your best to juggle the kids, the phone, and the door, and the staff. You were an inspiration to me. Rest Easy, my friend. Darleen
Krissy murphy left a message on March 5, 2014:
She was such a warm person My son broke his leg and I had to leave him in the morning to get up and get on the elevator and she knew I didn't want to leave him. She made me feel so comfortable about leaving. Always made the kids feel good She will be missed.
Melissa McSherry left a message on March 5, 2014:
You are missed
condolence-image Massapequa Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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