FREEPORT — Kathleen M. “Kate” Denney, 41, died peacefully with her husband George by her side Feb. 28 at Maine Medical Center after a 12-year battle with cancer.
Born on July 5, 1968, in West Islip, N.Y., she was a daughter of Mary Lou (Murrin) and Frank O’Connell.
In 1991 she graduated from Salve Regina University with a bachelor’s degree in human resources. Three years later she married her college sweetheart, George S. Denney, and settled in Maine.
She worked as a buyer for Cole-Haan Footwear in Yarmouth.
Her interests included boating, cooking, visiting family and friends, and spending time with her dog, Rudder.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years, George; her parents, Frank and Mary Lou O’Connell of Sayville, N.Y.; her brother, Kenneth O’Connell of Sayville, NY; two sisters, Maureen Sawyer of Bellport, N.Y. and Mary Dolan of Bayport, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews; and longtime friends, Susan Tweedy, Kathleen Cox Riccio and Jeanene Cole.
A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
A Mass of Christian burial was Thursday Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, with a reception to follow in the church hall.
Her husband, George, created a memorial of her life which can be viewed at lindquistfuneralhome.com, where condolences and memories can be shared.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.