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Katherine "Kay" McNeil


Service: 12:00pm Sat. February 1st, 2020
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

McNeil, Katherine “Kay”, 95, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Oakwood Village. Kay was born March 24, 1924 in Boston, MA to Martin and Bridget (Doherty) Gately. She served in the U.S. Navy Waves in World War II. She was married to William A. McNeil at NAS Pensacola, FL on August 21, 1945. They moved to Springfield, OH when they were discharge from the Navy. They had four children before moving to Mt. Vernon, OH in 1983. In 1986 after William retired, they moved to Port Charlotte, FL. Kay served in the Dolphins Unit #56 of North Port, FL, the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, The Ladies Auxiliary of St. Maximilian Kalbe Catholic Church, the Irish American Club of Port Charlotte and was a volunteer for many years. She was also an avid bowler and card player. She will be greatly missed by her children, Maureen McNeil of Springfield, OH, Michael (Katie) McNeil of Oxford, OH, Denise (Randy) Morton of Houston, TX and Sheila (Bailey Reichard) McNeil of Chugiak, AK. She has seven grandchildren, Bridget McNeil, Brenden McNeil, Laura Desmond, Scott Morton, Stacy Morton, Sienna Reichard and Colston Reichard. She also has five great grandchildren, Ayla McCasi, Milo McCasi, Iris Desmond, Arlo Desmond and Lindee Morton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William in 1999; two brothers, Thomas and Joseph Gately; and a sister, Mary Gately. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME, Springfield, OH. Visitation will be held one hour prior, starting at 11:00am in the funeral home. A Requiem Mass will be held at St. Maximilian Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, FL at a later date. Burial will be held in Bushnell National Cemetery, FL.
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To Mike, Maureen, Denise and Shelia So sorry about your Mom's passing. Wish I could be there to celebrate the life of "Aunt Kay" with you today. Lots of great memories with our families gathered together for holidays. She was so much fun to be around and family was everything.

- Colleen Fenton, Saturday February 1st, 2020

To Maureen,Mike,Denise and Shelia I send my deep condolences,and to your families too.Those memories of Maryland Avenue will forever be held in our hearts+minds.May God’s strength be with you all. An old neighbor, Kim

- Kim(Ream)Williamson, Friday January 31st, 2020

To the McNeil Family.....I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Kay. She and my Mother Ruby West were such great friends. As a kid I was always fascinated with her Boston accent. She was so full of energy and fun. Sending prayers your way.

- Edith West, Friday January 31st, 2020

Maureen, I am so sorry I never had the chance to meet and get to know your Mom. It sounds as though she was a character and great fun. I am sure she will be missed, but I'm also happy that you had her in your life for so long. Prayers for you and your family.

- Laurel Shouvlin, Thursday January 30th, 2020

Dear Maureen & Family Very Sad to hear about your Mothers Passing. Chris & I spent many hours with her at Oakwood Village and we will miss her so much. She was a very big part of our Family and we enjoyed all of her happiness and her many stories. We have so many great memories of Kay. Our prayers are with all of you in this time of grieving. Love & Prayers God Bless the McNeil Family

- Chris & Diana Routzahn, Wednesday January 29th, 2020

T0 all of Kay's family. I'm so sorry to hear about Kay's passing. She was a great gal. She was one of the three musketeers of Kay,WW2,Rose(ME) Korea, Pam,Vietnam. We did things together. Pam and miss her terribly.

- Rose Deck , Wednesday January 29th, 2020

Sheila, I’m very sorry about your mother’s passing. Sending many prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family during this sad time.

- Bridget Fenton, Wednesday January 29th, 2020

So sorry to hear about you mom! Such great memories of her from St. Joe's and hanging out on Maryland Avenue. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

- Dan and Sue Wilber, Tuesday January 28th, 2020

Dear Maureen & family, On behalf of the choir at St. Joseph, we extend our condolences. Our prayers are with you in these days.

- Anna Colby, Tuesday January 28th, 2020

Maureen, I am sorry for your loss. Our mothers were good friends. Your Mom’s spirit is something I will remember. Prayers for you and your extended family.

- Rosemary Bednorz McCarthy, Tuesday January 28th, 2020

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