June 27, 1926 - August 08, 2009
Kathryn Donahue "Kaye J." Meconi
Kathryn "Kaye J." Donahue Meconi born June 27, 1926 in Detroit, died in Tucson August 8, 2009. A proud member of the "Nine Dancing Donahues" of Michigan fame, and a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Lejuene 1945. "Semper Fi" always! Predeceased by parents, Emmett and Ella Donahue (Campbell), five brothers, two sisters, husband, Raymond Anthony Meconi (1969) and son, David Andrew Meconi (2007). Kaye is survived by son, Thomas Anthony Meconi (Jean) of Ann Arbor, MI; granddaughter, Amy Meconi Farrand (Michael); daughter-in-law, Dorothy Slyfield Meconi of Louisville, KY and dearest sister, Sister Barbara Donahue CSJ/SFCC; life-long friends, Sister Therese Martin CSJ/SFCC; sisters-in-law, Patricia of Tucson and Helen of Detroit and by four generations of loving nieces and nephews. Kaye was active in the American Legion, VFW Auxiliary, Saint Pius X Parish and various charitable organizations. To quote Kaye, "It's been a long, long wild ride, but such fun. Thank God He gave me this life".
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Saint Pius X Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo, Tucson on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. The family is most grateful to many friends and caregivers, especially Felicia DeWitt, Marge Sandberg and Madeline Zimmermann. Thanks also to the Carondelet Hospice Services of Saint Mary's Hospital, particularly for the care by Nurse Jessica McMasters. In Kaye's name remembrances may be made to the Saint Pius X Samaritans, to Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Parish, 507 W. 29th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713, or to the charity of your choice.