September 30, 1952 ~ August 21, 2020

Born in: Ilion, New York
Resided in: Hilton, New York

Hilton:  Suddenly, Friday, August 21, 2020 at age 67 went home to be with her parents, Ludwig and Betty Gogol; brother, Michael Gogol.  She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Thomas Mooney; her devoted daughters, Kelly (Jack) Palmeri and Kassandra Maxim; pride and joy, grandchildren, Luciana, Brady, Alessandra and Maverick; siblings, Susan Chamberlin, Paul (Janet) Gogol and Arlene (Phil) White; many loving nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.

Kathleen was a retiree of the Greece Central School District where she taught for 34 years.  She taught kindergarten through sixth and loved her students as if they were her own.  She enjoyed traveling, endless lunches and dinner dates with friends, book club, card club, casino trips, painting and being creative. Kathy’s greatest pride was her children but especially her grandchildren.  There was nothing she loved more than spending time with them; reading, snuggling, and laughing. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Kathleen’s visitation will be held Wednesday, August 26th 4-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 27th at 11:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Live streaming for Kathy’s service will be available.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to IAC KIDS (www.iackids.org) in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com

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Visitation: August 26, 2020 4:00 pm - August 26, 2020 8:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: August 27, 2020 11:00 am

Our Mother of Sorrows Church
5000 Mt. Read Blvd
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. Kathy was our Dear Neighbor when first Coming to Rochester! My Wife am I grew closer to her as the Years went buy! A kind and Compassionate Person as there Was! Watched her Children Grow, whom she Loved Dearly. She will be Missed by All That Loved and Cared about her! Rest In Peace Sweet Lady❤️❤️

  2. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time, Tom. May you find comfort in your family and friends. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  3. I didn’t know your mom very well but she was so easy to like from the very first minute we met..I’m so incredibly sad for your family..will keep you in my thoughts and prayers…I’m so very sorry.

  4. Tom and Family,
    Sending our deepest sympathies to Kathy’s family. Our prayers will be with you as you deal with Kathy’s passing.

  5. Tom,
    May you and all who loved Kathleen find strength in this time of mourning. Let your memories of her bring you joy and comfort.

  6. Sending our deepest condolences to Kathy’s lovely family – she was a beautiful and radiant friend, with whom we were lucky enough to share good times, in high school and college. Love and prayers for you all, and smiling memories. ❤

  7. Tom and girls,
    My heart goes out to all of you. We are all so sad. We loved Kathy so much. I can only imagine the pain that all of you are feeling. She was such a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, a true friend . Kathy will always have special place in my heart. She will be looking over all of you especially those beautiful grandchildren guiding them through life . Kathy will always be near. Love, Colleen Hayes

  8. Lucia, Brady, Allie and Maverick thinking about all of you during this time. Sending hugs & prayers to you.
    Ms Joanne

  9. We were so saddened to hear of Kathleen’s passing. Keith & I have fond memories of times spent together when our daughter’s played soccer on the same Cobra team. We are sending love and hugs to all of you.
    Janinne & Keith Imon

  10. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy’s family. I haven’t seen her since high school but will always remember her beautiful smile. Fly free my friend.

  11. I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you and your family the strength they need at this time. My most sincere condolences, from my family to yours.

  12. So sad to read about Kathy’s passing. She was such a kind, beautiful soul. Our sincere sympathies to you all.

  13. Aunt Kathy was a beautiful, wonderful person. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to everyone.

  14. Thom, Kelly, Kassie & Jack – Kathy will be missed deeply by all of us. She was always so full of happiness and fun. She was a joy to be around. She will always have a special place in all of our hearts. Words cannot express our sympathy. Wishing all of you strength to get through this difficult time.

  15. It is the amazing memories that bring the smiles to back to our faces during these times. Know that we are thinking of you all and hope you can look to these memories for strength. God Bless.

  16. Thom~ We are so very sorry to learn of Kathy’s passing. We hope you can find peace in your memories and times you spent together and with family. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. ~The Ozuna Family (Ray, Pat & Adam)

  17. Thom and family,

    My deepest sympathies and prayers to you on the sudden loss of Kathy. May you find peace and comfort from your family and friends during this very sad time.

  18. Sonia, Jessica, Leah, and Cj Takatch send their love and their condolences for your loss. What a beautiful woman, family, and life! May she Rest In Peace! ❤️

  19. We are so glad to have known you from the years at Pine Brook school. You left a positive and indelible impression.
    Thank You

  20. I had the privilege of getting to know Kathleen and her husband at library story time with their beautiful grandchildren. Her love and devotion to them was so evident in the way she cared and interacted with them. She sang countless songs and read countless stories and was a wonderful role model. What a wonderful human being she was! I will miss seeing her and my heart goes out to your family. You will be in my prayers.

  21. Dear Tom & family, We are sending our deepest sympathies for your loss. Kathy was such a great teacher to so many as well as my daughter and friends to so many as well as me. Always asking how we are in her sincere caring way. We had lots of laughs setting up sales together. We sure miss her. We will never forget Kathy’s kindness and beautiful friendly smile. Our prayers are with you. Hugs, Lorie & Doug Pfaff

  22. Tom, my sincere condolences for you and your family. I’m praying for you and may you find peace during this difficult time. May god bless you and help guide you.

  23. Kathy and I taught many years together at Parkland. She was a great colleague and caring person to work with. She was always willing to share and create new learning experiences for students. I learned so much from her. I am so very sorry to learn of her passing. Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to Tom and family at this very sad time. May she Rest In Peace.

  24. Sending our deepest condolences to Tom and the entire family. Kathy was a wonderful friend who will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  25. Dear Kassie and family,
    Our heart felt sympathy for you during this difficult time. Your Mom’s enthusiastic, positive energy was always so welcoming. May you find comfort and strength in your memories.

    The Cymerman’s

  26. I remember teaching with Kathy at Greece Central and then met up with her again at story times at the library. What a wonderful grandma she was! She loved spending time with those grandbabies. I am so sorry for your loss.

  27. Tom,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family in this very challenging time.

    Mark Streb

  28. Thom and family I am so very sorry about Kathy. We have know each other for many years. I will dearly miss Kathy. Love and prayers are with you all.

  29. Thom, Kelly, Kassie
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. Tom, Kassie and Kelly
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  31. Thom and family, we are so saddened to learn of your loss. Kathy was a very special woman. Our youngest son had her as a Kindergarten teacher and started him on his way to be an educator himself. Please know you all have our deepest sympathy. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kay and Bill Coe

  32. Tom, Kelly and Cassandra, I just heard and wanted to send my condolences for your loss of a great lady. Kathy was a kind neighbor when you girls were young. I was happy for her when she met Tom because that made her so happy and she would have that great smile. Cherh your memories; she’ll know when you do. HUGS

  33. Thom and family, My heart aches at your loss. It is everyone’s loss, as Kathy was dear to so many. Just remember that, as precious as she was in your life, so were you in hers. She will be missed by all of us who knew and loved her!

  34. Tom,
    Please know our hearts and thoughts are with you and the family. Our sympathies and prayers.
    Cathy Pallozzi and Bonnie Brautigam

  35. Very sorry to hear of your loss. She was a great buddy in high school and we had great memories together.

  36. Tom and family- so heartbroken over your loss.
    We were so happy when you found each other. Meaghan was lucky enough to have Kathy for kindergarten and thirteen years later she was giving me advice about whether to start Conor in kindergarten early. You have been dear to our hearts for so many years- prayers are being sent to you all. May your memories be many and your smiles return with each one.
    Love , Monica, Tom, Conor O’Brien and Meaghan Romeo.

  37. Tom and Family,
    I’m so sorry to just learn of my cousin Kathleen’s passing. My prayers going out for you and the rest of the family.
    Rick White

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