CLIFTON SPRINGS - Beloved wife, mother and friend Kathleen (O'Connor) Momberger of Clifton Springs passed away in her home on Monday (Nov. 12, 2012) after an extended illness.
There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service in her honor will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, (November 17) in the De Vaney–Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St. Geneva.
Memorial contributions, in her memory, can be made to Heifer International, Post Office Box 6021 Albert Lea, MN 56007-6621 or to Ontario-Yates Hospice 756
Pre-Emption Road Geneva , NY, 14456.
One of 12 children, she was born on Oct. 15, 1936, to Michael and Charlotte
O'Connor in Buffalo, N.Y. Kathy was proud of her Irish and Polish heritage. A
lifelong Democrat, Kathy, a great humanitarian, supported and volunteered for many causes, including hosting Fresh Air Fund children, Meals on Wheels and the House of Concern. Kathy was an avid reader and animal lover and instilled these traits in her children.
In addition to nine brothers and sisters, she is survived by her five daughters,
Kathy D. Comstock (John Snyder) of Seneca Falls, Jeanne Verkey (Patrick Bruno) of Geneva, Ellen Ten Eyck (Jim Brennan) of Canandaigua, Amy Momberger (Tom Ninestine) of Pace, Fla. and Carrie Kurtz (Erich) Fort Laramie, Wyo.; her two sons, Mark Momberger of Geneva and John M.Momberger (Gloria) of Clifton Springs; three grandchildren, Alicia Comstock, Adam Comstock and Sarah Ten Eyck and five great-grandchildren.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Ernst Momberger, who died in 2006. In 1982, they established Momberger's Grocery & Sub Shop in Geneva with their family. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father and two brothers and a sister.
Kathy will be sadly missed by her family, friends and those she touched throughout her lifetime.
Kathy wanted to express her gratitude for Drs. William Platzer and Stephen Ignaczak, the staff at Finger Lakes Hematology & Oncology, as well as the fine people at Ontario-Yates Hospice.
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