Kathleen Patricia (Neary) Herrington


Rochester NY:  Kathy passed away peacefully on Monday January 16,2017 after courageously enduring many years of illness. Kathy is predeceased by her father James M. Neary. She is survived by her husband Fred along with her sons Spencer(Amber), Jesse(Beth) and Ethan(Gabrielle). Kathy is also survived by her devoted mother Mary Lou Neary along with her brothers and sisters; Kevin(Connie)Neary, James Neary, Sean Neary, Mary Ellen ”Mela” Clements(Mike Kaiser), Coleen(David)Currie. She also leaves by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathy was a graduate of Nazareth Academy and went on to accomplish many things in her adult life.

She was a computer programmer for Marine Midland, Citibank Bank and Kodak. Kathy was a medical secretary for many years at Highland Hospital. Kathy would go on to own Mulcahy Studios and become an accomplished photographer in the Rochester area. She would later successfully pitch a one hour photo lab idea to Wegmans. Kathy opened the first Wegman’s Photo Lab in Pittsford. Kathy loved to read and cook. Kathy will always be remembered for her independence, resilience and loyalty. Kathy loved her boys with all of her heart and will be missed deeply by her family.

Funeral mass will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows in Greece on Friday January 20, 2017 at 9:30am.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her name.

4 Condolences

  1. The Friga's on January 19, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Jesse and Ethan and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  2. Kathy Muller on January 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I graduated with Kathy and while we did not keep in contact it saddens me that we lost another classmate. My prayers are with your family.

  3. Carolyn Luft Madden on January 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm


    I am so sorry to read of Kathy’s illness and passing. I will always remember Kathy as so full of life. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. Fran Pullano on January 19, 2017 at 7:55 pm


    How you loved dear Kathy! She WAS full of life when her health allowed. You always stood by her and gave her the strength to do all she could do.

    I have not seen either of you in many years but Kathy remains that gorgeous determined wild woman in my heart.

    Her pain has ended and I’m hoping she’s back to laughter and some joy as she looks over you and her boys. God bless. I’ll be there tomorrow although I’ve missed so many many years.

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