“Not just today, but a lifetime through, we will always treasure memories of you”
Kathleen was married to Dennis, and they were together for 67 years. They had two daughters Norma and Karen who married Tim and Phil. Kathleen had three grandchildren Joseph, Kate and Christopher.
Kathleen was born on Sunday 24th February 1935 in Dublin . She had one sister May and four brothers Paddy, Martin, Sean and Tony. Her parents were Martin and Masie Ryan. Kathleen went to a convent school in Dublin, but at a young age her parents passed away, so Kathleen and Tony moved to England to live with her sister May and her husband Norman.
Kathleen worked in Marks and Spencer for a number of years. She was out with her friend at the town hall where she met her future husband Dennis who offered to buy her a drink and the rest is history. They tied the knot on 10th September 1955. Kathleen then went to work at Jimmy Gray’s garage then to the M6 cash and carry as a manageress in the furniture department. She them semi retired and worked at Pool Hall as a House Keeper.
Kathleen enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, music, shopping, going out, and looking after her grandchildren but she enjoyed most of all talking.She enjoyed going on holiday with her family in Menorca, Ireland and Cornwall which we will always have happy memories of. She was a very caring, very independent and a very stubborn lady and she was famous for her sherry with a bit of trifle and her mispronunciation of words.
We would like to thank her niece Anne, her nephew and niece Norman and Avis, her nieces Claire and Michelle, her nephew Paul and his partner Marie, Shirley her neighbour and the carers who looked after her in the last few months, also the excellent care she received from the staff on ward 3 at Leighton Hospital.
Kathleen was always good fun to be around. She enjoyed life to the full. Kathleen was a fantastic mum. Nan, Auntie, sister and sister in law and friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.