May 27, 1925 - May 5, 2019
FAIRPORT, NY – Kathryn Kelly Conway, 93, died on May 5, 2019, at Aaron Manor Nursing Center in Fairport, NY. Born in 1925 in New York City to Joseph J. and Mary Love Kelly, she was raised in Astoria, Queens, NY, and survived childhood polio. “Kitty,” as she was known to family and friends, graduated from Packard Business College in NYC, and worked at the California Texas Oil Company (“Caltex”) in NYC until her marriage in 1950 to Robert G. Conway of Albany, NY, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Astoria. Kitty lived in Albany from 1950 until 1998, raising her five children and working in the business office of St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany and part-time at Macy’s in Colonie, NY. She was an active member of the women’s auxiliary of St. Catherine of Siena (now Mater Christi) parish and the mothers’ association of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany. In 1998, Kitty moved to Fairport, NY, to live closer to her adult daughters Sybil Conway Gilmore and Cynthia Conway who cared for her for the past 21 years. She instilled in her children a strong faith in God, an appreciation of music, particularly Broadway musicals, intellectual curiosity, an understanding of politics, a keen sense of humor, love of family and friends, and a responsibility to care for others who are in need. Kitty was predeceased by her brothers John and Joseph Kelly, her sister Florence Kelly Brady, and her former husband Robert G. Conway, Sr. She is survived by her children, Robert, Jr. (Lynda) of Glenmont, NY, Timothy (Sharon) of Rensselaer, NY, Cynthia of Fairport, NY, Nicholas (Jeanine) of San Antonio, TX, and Sybil (J.P.) Gilmore of Penfield, NY; her sister Edna Kelly Leahy of Manhasset, NY; her sisters-in-law Helen Hanrahan Kelly and Ann Comerford Kelly; grandchildren Sean Conway, Phillip Conway, Kathryn Gilmore, Megan Gilmore, Claire Gilmore, Kyle Conway and Michaela Conway, and 21 nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at McVeigh’s Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., Albany, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Mater Christi Church, 40 Hopewell St., Albany, NY, followed by internment at St. Agnes’ Cemetery in Menands, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn Conway’s name to Mater Christi Parish, 40 Hopewell St., Albany, NY 12208, to the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450, or to a charity of your choice.
FAIRPORT, NY – Kathryn Kelly Conway, 93, died on May 5, 2019, at Aaron Manor Nursing Center in Fairport, NY. Born in 1925 in New York City to Joseph J. and Mary Love Kelly, she was raised in Astoria, Queens, NY, and survived childhood... View Obituary & Service Information
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