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January 6th, 2005

Kathy McVann Will Be Deeply Missed

by SoHo Journal Staff

originally appeared in the Southampton Press | Hamptons | winter 2005

We are very sad to report that one of our valued writers, Kathy McVann (Turkey, Por Favor…, Olde Speonk Inn Review, Claudio’s Review) has passed away.

Kathleen Miggins McVann of Westhampton Beach died after a long illness on January 16, 2005 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Born In Mt. Kisco, New York to Thomas and Irene Miggins, Kathy was raised in Katonah. She graduated from Lady Cliff Academy, attended Bryn Mawr College, and received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Miami.

Her love of color and design infused virtually all she did. She was an artist and an avid photographer who lavishly shared her gifts with the community, working on designer show houses for the benefit of East End Hospice, and decorating the windows of the Westhampton Free Library. She organized and supplied books for the library book sale.

She volunteered her time to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the elderly at the New Moon Caf?, and she worked on the village’s Community Beautification Committee. She worked with discipline, gave tirelessly of herself, and leaves a legacy of joy and beauty, according to her family.

Kathleen McVann is survived by her husband of 26 years, Thomas; by her cousins, Merle Delfay of Ridgefield, Connecticut and Margaret Miggins of Albany, New York; by her nieces and nephews, Michael Delfay, Cari Delfay and Joannie Ringler, and by her much beloved cats.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Westhampton Free Library would be appreciated by the family.

This obituary originally appeared in the Southampton Press

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