Kathleen T. Dineen – October 17, 2020

Kathleen “Kay” Dineen (née McCaghey) passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020 after a brief illness.

Kathleen was born and raised in Tydavnet, Co. Monaghan, Ireland on July 17, 1931.   She was predeceased by her husband Patrick “Paddy” Dineen, her parents, Hugh and Rose McCaghey (née McAree), her brother Cathal and sister Molly Treanor.  


Kathleen immigrated to the United States in 1957. In 1961, she met her future husband Paddy in East Durham, Catskills, NY and they married on August 31, 1963.  Kathleen’s husband, Paddy predeceased her by a short 6 months. Kathleen is survived by her two sons, Patrick (Kerry) and Hugh (James) and three grandchildren, Connor, Rory and Brogan.


Kathleen and Paddy settled in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY where they raised their sons. Their strong work ethic, dedication to their family and zest for learning was demonstrated in in their unrelenting passion for their sons’ education.   


Kathleen was a warm, loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was known for her intellect, her quick wit and her savvy view of the world. She loved style —she loved fashion, shopping and looking her best always. You never saw her without her hair done, and in a very well-matched outfit — including her trademark headband!  


Making Irish Soda Bread was her specialty and she warmed up each and every holiday by gifting dozens of them to family, friends and neighbors.


Over the last decade Kathleen dedicated herself to caring for her beloved husband Paddy as he suffered through several Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA) strokes.


CAA strokes are rare and not much is known about how to prevent these debilitating brain bleeds. In lieu of flowers, the family is most appreciative of donations to support CAA Stroke research at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Eternal rest grant unto Kathleen O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. Until we meet again, may God hold Kathleen in the palm of His hand.

A joint celebration of Kathleen and her beloved husband, Paddy’s lives will be held with a wake on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (633 Washington Street, corner of Washington and Seventh, parking on Seventh).

A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Hoboken, NJ (on the corner of Fourth and Hudson Streets). The church capacity for the Mass will be limited to 60 attendees, with masks and social distancing required.

For the safety of in-person attendees and our staff, gatherings at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home will currently follow the latest guidelines as described here: 

  • All people attending must wear a mask while inside and around the outside of the funeral home. 
  • For safety, the number of attendees indoors will be limited to 50 attendees at a time at the discretion of the management.
  • All attendees must practice social distancing while paying their respects.
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