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Formerly of Norwalk
Kathleen Garfield Genuario, age 78, died on Wednesday December 5th at Mapleview Manor in Rocky Hill. Born in Norwalk, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Catherine (McGuinness) Garfield Sr. A lifelong Norwalk resident, Kathi (as she was known to her friends), was a well known vocalist in the area for many years. She was also a legendary music educator at Springdale School in Stamford for 34 years. She appeared in several community and professional theatrical productions throughout her life, as well as being the soloist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for many years. She was voted "Jenny Lind" at the 1952 Barnum Festival.
She is survived by her son William M. Genuario and his wife Michelle of Trumbull, 2 grandchildren, Annabella & William Genuario and two sisters, Mary Dubois and Dorothy Carpenter. She was predeceased by 4 siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 11 at St. Phillip Church, 1 Fr. Conlon Pl., Norwalk, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. Her family will receive friends on Monday from 5-8PM at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk. Her family requests that friends wear purple.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
For info or to sign online guestbook, please go to
Magner Funeral Home Inc.
12 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Published in The Hour on Dec. 8, 2012