Kathleen DeCew

DeCew, Kathleen
Kathleen McConnell DeCew died peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2013, of congestive heart failure and cardio-pulmonary arrest. Kathi was born in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, NY on April 4, 1936, the third daughter of Alice I. (Flanangan) and Francis P. McConnell. She received a degree in Elementary Education from Fordham University and taught 4th grade for many years at Chatsworth Avenue School in Larchmont, NY. She loved her students. She married Richard DeCew and lived many years in Stamford, CT and Wainscott, NY. Most recently she lived in Stratford, CT. She loved travel and toured the U.S., Europe, the Far East, the western coast of South America and warm islands in winter with enthusiasm. Famous for her abundant cookie Christmas gifts and her sharp sense of humor, she enjoyed crossword puzzles and the theater. Pre-deceased by her husband Dick, she is survived by her stepson Bobby, six siblings including Regina David, Alice G McConnell, Peter McConnell, Patricia Phillips Galvan, Meredith Elmore, Dorothy Giersch and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 5th from 5-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 6th at St. Leo's Church in Stamford at 10am. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Connecticut Food Bank, Catholic Relief Services or Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut. To leave an online condolence, please visit http://www.leopgallagherstamford.com/


Funeral Home

Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home
2900 Summer Street Stamford, CT 069054304
(203) 327-1313

Published in StamfordAdvocate on Feb. 2, 2013