Kathleen O’Donnell Ferrone, of Tampa, FL (formerly Pittsburgh, PA, and Port St. Lucie, FL) born on July 22nd, 1957, age 65, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, August 18th, 2022.
Beloved mother of Nicole Hurley (Ian Kelly), grandmother of Vincent Ferrone, and her granddogs, Charlie and Suzie. Preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Marilyn O’Donnell.
Kathy was extremely passionate about her family, and loved spending time with her grandson, Vincent. In fact, that was her favorite thing to do, ever! He was her whole world.
She was a die hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, adored Betty Boop, and got a good laugh out of posting naughty memes on Facebook, that frequently landed her in FB jail, lol!
She loved cooking, and baking, and was amazing at both! Anyone that ever had anything she made, always said it was the best they’ve ever had. Her stuffed hot banana peppers, and pineapple upside down cake, were especially popular.
She also loved traveling up North, where she was from, as often as possible. She always looked forward to spending as much time with her family, and friends, as she could.
Kathy didn’t have the easiest life, due to many health issues. After receiving a heart transplant on October 30th, 2020, she was supposed to get her second chance at life. Life, unfortunately, had other plans. She is extremely loved, and will forever be missed.
May she rest in eternal peace.
I love you, so much, mommy! I still can’t believe you’re gone, but I know that you’re with grandma and pap; happy, and pain free. Even so, I will miss you everyday, until I take my last breath, and we are reunited, again. ♥️
YOUR Nicole ♥️
(Every time my mom talked to someone, whether it be on the phone, text, Facebook, etc., she wouldn’t just refer to me simply as, “Nicole.” She would say, “MY Nicole,” which is why I said what I said. ♥️)
May Kathleen’s memory be a blessing to all who loved her. “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”~Kahlil Gibran
So much love to you and yours Nicole ❤️
I’m so sorry for your loss Nicole.
I’m sad you left this earth too soon. I am glad to have known you for this short period of time and look forward to us meeting again. I know you are looking out for Nicole, Ian and Vincent..
I love you, and miss you, every single day grandma. Me and mom, are never gonna stop honoring you, and we’ll make sure that everything you went through, wasn’t for nothing. I know that you’re enjoying eating a bunch of sweets, catching up on soaps, and being with your family, wherever you are. Thank you, for everything you’ve ever done for us. I hope you know how much I’ve always appreciated you. ♥️
You were an amazing woman that made sure everyone around felt your love. It was an honor to know you and lived next door to you. May your beautiful soul continue to Rest In Peace ❤️
Mama Kathy! You are so loved and so missed. Thank you for taking me in as your “daughter” and Dj as your “grandson”! And thank for you sharing your quiche recipe with me, I will treasure it forever! Nikki, Ian and Vincent I love you with all of my heart. I am so sorry you have to go through this!
Kathy, boy; did we have some fun times when we were neighbors. You and my mom loved to post naughty memes on facebook and after her passing it was almost like she was still sharing those memes as you and her shared so many similar naughty things. I’ll forever cherish all of our laughter memories along with our Facebook message exchanges throughout the years. I know you’re pain free now and laughing it up in heaven with my mom, please give her a big hug and kiss from me. Love ya, Kath! You’re going to be forever missed! XO
My thoughts, prayers of comfort and healing vibes of endless fond memories of you and your mom being sent your way. ((Hugs)) XO
Kathy was a godmother to Desiree Maynard.. Kathy was a great friend who always made time for us. She put her friends and family before her own needs. She truly was an angel. She loved us all unconditionally. We will always remember you Dear Godmother. Love you. Till we meet again. Maria, Veronica and your Goddaughter. Desiree.❤️
Your mom was an awesome person, i remembered her from school and was so fortunate to reconnect even if only virtually through fb. I will miss her fb posts, I alway laughed out loud! So sorry for our loss ❤️
Kathleen may you rest in peace. Sidney and Jack send you hugs and love ❤️
My love and prayers are with you and Vincent and the pups. I k ow all of you are misding her! I miss her too. I hope it helps to know that someone is sending healing light, prayers and Angels to surround you!!!
Oh my gosh! We had such good times. Laughing, dancing and just being silly girls!! Nicole, Ian and Vincent I am so sorry for your loss. I love you Kathy!
I know you are at peace now
and are pain free. You will get to know my babies…Spanky, Nicholas and Johnny. Give them your love like you always did with all of us!!!
Kathy was a true gem of a friend. She took my very damaged brother in when he couldn’t manage life alone. She did everything she could to help him. I am forever grateful to her for that. When my brother passed she was so upset and then said “Well at least he is at peace now” I think she always felt terrible for him” he adored her. Thank you Kathy wherever you are.Love you