Katherine Mary Zachman



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Zachman, Katherine Mary Greece: Sunday, October 9, 2016. The legacy Kay left behind is measured by the example of how she lived her life. She was a dutiful daughter who loved, respected and eventually cared for her parents, George and Katherine Meehan especially Mom. As a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing, she specialized the care of children, working as a floor nurse in Pediatrics, OBGYN, then as a School Nurse for the Greece School District. A wife of 57 years who showed love and affection to her husband, John, through good times and bad, modeling for her children, Paul (Karen), Julie (Dave), David (Allison) and Lisa (Ron), standing by them as they grew, helping, guiding and teaching them to be self sufficient and independent. But what she loved really more than anything was being a grandmother. She revealed in spoiling her grandchildren, sometimes to the dismay of their parents. Douglas, Joseph, Katherine, Kimberly, Samantha, Jenny (Brian) and Michael were her special pride and joy. She loved being ‘Nanny’ to them all, and they returned the love and attention, making her later years some of her best times. Together all helped define for us the real meaning of Family. Their love and support blends seamlessly to make all of us, ‘us’ ‘Take a big deep breath Nipper’ No prior calling. Her Memorial Service will be celebrated Wednesday (Oct 12th) 10:00 AM at Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh, Street North, Rochester NY 14614. Private Interment, Holy Sepuchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Open Door Mission in her memory. For more information or to sign Katherine’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.


  1. Joy Bergfalk on October 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Dear John and family,
    I was so sorry to read of Kate’s death in the newspaper this morning. I know that her health has been so fragile, but so very sad to let go. I have a commitment tomorrow but I will see if I can sneak away early. You are in my prayers.
    Love from Joy, Jimmy, and the Coffee Connection

  2. Dr. Sandy Sorrentino on October 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Dear John and Family,
    Kay was part of the Sorrentino Office Family for years. She was a dedicated and dutiful nurse, giving shots and doing callbacks. She was also our ‘legal consultant’ at our daily lunches. The girls and I missed her quick wit, her ever present smile, and her laughs. We know she was a devoted Grandmother from her grandchildren stories. With her passing goes a little bit of what a good, old nurse was.
    Dr. Sandy Sorrentino

  3. Patti LaRosa on October 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Dear John,
    You and Kay have been part of our Spiritus family for 8 years; our Small Christian Group is our Spiritus family. We will so miss Kay’s dry humor and quips, and the blessing she was to us. Our group lost a light in Kay’s passing. We’ll all have to stand together and stand close to keep the rest of our lights burning bright. Love and prayers always, Patti LaRosa and Judy Pfoltzer

  4. Dorothy Lindsay on October 12, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Kay was am incredible school nurse. Children, parents and staff at Autumn Lane school were so fortunate to have her competent and loving care over her many years there. She always seemed to be in touch and on top of the families and staff, and always offered perfect solutions, suggestions and ideas. What a gift she was to all of us.

  5. Kathe Kramer on October 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Dear John and Family,
    I’m so saddened to hear of Kay’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and a blessing to all who knew her. Although I’d only seen her occasionally at church over the past few years, I treasure the memories of coffee and wise counsel she shared with me and our mutual friends when I lived on the west side of town. You are all in my prayers.
    Kathe Kramer

  6. Beth and Gary Kern on October 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Dear John and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear from Sharon that Kay had died. Though we knew she was in failing health, we grieve with you at her passing. We have many wonderful memories of our times together during some thirty years. We are glad that you and Kay shared such a deep spiritual community. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love — Beth and Gary Kern

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