OBITUARY

Kathleen Salerno

April 20, 1930April 9, 2018
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Kathleen (Johnson) Salerno, 87, Kansas City, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Kathleen was born in Mooresville, IN. She moved to Kansas City as a young woman where she met and married Santo Anthony (Sal) Salerno and they had three children.

Her husband, Sal (1925-1999) preceded her in death. Kathleen is survived by her sons Frank Gregory (Diana) and Michael Joseph (Mary) and their children Connor and Elizabeth; her daughter Kathy Rose (Michael) Finazzo and their children Michael, Magen and Alex.

Kathleen devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She was a great cook, excellent baker, and an avid reader with an infectious smile. She loved to grow flowers and was active in several garden clubs. Kathleen loved to travel and explore the world. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, word jumbles and doing crossword puzzles with Sal. She loved to play bridge and belonged to many bridge clubs. Kathleen loved music and loved to dance. She worked at many jobs including librarian before finally retiring from the City of Kansas City, MO. She encouraged her children to pursue music and higher education and always demonstrated a strong work ethic. She loved cats, sweets, and a nice cup of coffee. However, spending time with her family was her greatest joy.

A private visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, and entombment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Frank Gregory (Diana) Salerno, Son
  • Michael Joseph (Mary) Salerno, Son
  • Kathy Rose (Michael) Finazzo, Daughter
  • Santo "Sal" Salerno, Husband
  • Grandchildren: Connor and Elizabeth Salerno,
    Michael, Magen and Alex Finazzo
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Finazzo, Pallbearer
  • Alex Finazzo, Pallbearer
  • Mike Finazzo, Pallbearer
  • Connor Salerno, Pallbearer
  • Mike Salerno, Pallbearer
  • Greg Salerno, Pallbearer

Services

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Biography

Kathleen (Johnson) Salerno, 87, Kansas City, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Kathleen was born in Mooresville, IN. She moved to Kansas City as a young woman where she met and married Santo Anthony (Sal) Salerno and they had three children.

Her husband, Sal (1925-1999) preceded her in death. Kathleen is survived by her sons Frank Gregory (Diana) and Michael Joseph (Mary) and their children Connor and Elizabeth; her daughter Kathy Rose (Michael) Finazzo and their children Michael, Magen and Alex.

Kathleen devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She was a great cook, excellent baker, and an avid reader with an infectious smile. She loved to grow flowers and was active in several garden clubs. Kathleen loved to travel and explore the world. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, word jumbles and doing crossword puzzles with Sal. She loved to play bridge and belonged to many bridge clubs. Kathleen loved music and loved to dance. She worked at many jobs including librarian before finally retiring from the City of Kansas City, MO. She encouraged her children to pursue music and higher education and always demonstrated a strong work ethic. She loved cats, sweets, and a nice cup of coffee. However, spending time with her family was her greatest joy.

A private visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, and entombment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.