OBITUARY

Kathryn "Kay" Mancuso

July 25, 1938September 21, 2020
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MANCUSO - Kathryn D. “Kay” (nee Albanese) September 21, 2020. Beloved wife of Gaetano “Guy” Mancuso; loving mother of Lauriann Stephan, Franklin (Michele), and Andrea (Peter D’Auria) Mancuso; dearest grandmother of Elizabeth (Michael) Finnegan, Alexandria Stephan, Kathryn Stephan, Franklin (Deana) Mancuso, William H. Stephan IV, Juliette Stephan, Paloma D’Auria, Gaetano Mancuso, and Claudia D’Auria; dearest great-grandmother of Harper Finnegan; dear sister of Charles A. (Claire) Albanese. Friends may call Thursday 4-7 at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, 9:30 AM at Holy Spirit RC Church Funeral capability restrictions may cause delays. Masks required for both church and funeral home. Memorials to Musicalfare Theatre or the Hospice Foundation WNY. Condolences at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 25, 2020

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Andrea Mancuso

September 28, 2020

I wrote this about my mom Kathryn Mancuso on behalf of my sister Lauriann, and my brother Frank. It includes a letter from our dad to our mom.
We want us all to remember that our mom was fun. She lived a life filled with joy and love, family, friends, and music playing; she was devoted to her faith in God. Our mom loved the arts, each night of the week was filled. Kay and Guy were always out on the town, or at a festival, or Italian club dinner or trip. She was a dedicated season ticket holder to Musical Fare, Shea’s, and the Philharmonic. In between big shows our mom and dad would go to see local art, (everything from visual art show and movies, to dance, sports and of course music). Mom and Dad have reserved seats at intimate music venues all over Buffalo and the surrounding region. Literally every day and night was filled. If there was a show or a game to see –especially if it involved one of you, one of us, she would be there. Our mom loved to go to a bar to dance and listen to music with our dad and their friends. To know her was to have fun, to be welcome, to be seen and heard, to eat good food, dance, get a hug, see some sparkles, and indulge your sweet tooth in a cookie, or jellybean or all of it.
All of us were blessed to know and be loved by her. Michele my dear brother’s wife said that, for the past 37 years she’s been blessed and loved Not as an in-law but as another daughter. This sentiment has been highlighted in remarks these past days. Our mom could be the official definition of love, and generosity. If you ever were lucky enough to get a Kay Mancuso hug, consider yourself part of the family.

mary mcmahon

September 25, 2020

Dear Guy,
This is Mary McMahon from My Cousin Tony. We just found out about the loss of your dear wife. We are all so extremely sorry and will be making a $120 donation to Hospice in Kay's honor. I reminded the group how both of you enthusiastically attended our gigs, and danced many the night away. With those memories in mind, all our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family at this time.

Sincerely,
The members of My Cousin Tony

Kim Cromwell

September 24, 2020

Mrs. Mancuso was such a lovely Lady. I witnessed her tireless devotion to her Family as a Mother and Grandmother.

She set the bar high as to what a Mother and Grandmother should be to her Family by being a living example. May we all learn from her.

May Kay’s Family cherish her Memory and take great comfort knowing she is in Paradise now.



Andrew Sutherland

September 24, 2020

Seeing Kay and Guy on their dates at Nichols Classic Movie Nights at the North Park Theater was always a highlight of that series. They obviously adored one another, and they exuded the charm of a couple right out of the golden era of Hollywood. What a warm and gracious lady!

We wish Andrea and the Mancuso family peace and comfort in her memory.

With Love,
Andrew and Trina Sutherland

Joe Stephan

September 24, 2020

Mrs Mancuso was always so welcoming to my mom, dad and rest of our family over the years - when we visited the Buffalo area. We always appreciated her kindness.

Geri and Doug Meade

September 23, 2020

My cousin Kay was like a sister to me. She was always there for me in good and bad times. I could always call her and she gave me guidance. Kay was my sponsor for my confirmation. I looked up to her and wanted to be like her. My family and I will miss her but she will always be in my heart

Kristen Kelley

September 23, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Mancuso family. Kathryn was always welcoming and warm to Ray and me, and her support and love for her children and grandchildren was so very true and strong. Wishing you all comfort in each other and in her memory. Love, Kristen and Ray Kelley

Denise Beehag

September 23, 2020

I only just met Kay 2 years ago at the sportsmen . She and guy sat right in the front row listening , and often dancing, to music. It was so obvious how much they loved each other just from watching them . I last saw them in march dancing to “ neither one of us wants to be the first to say goodbye” . She amazed me with her boundless energy, Her inner and outer beauty, her pride in her grandchildren . Everyone can learn a lesson from Kay ( and her beloved Guy): live life to the fullest, you don’t have to grow old, and live with all Your heart . She will be missed. Condolences to the family

Robert Green

September 23, 2020

It has been 45 years, Lauriann and I still remember your mom's warm, welcoming personality, her inviting smile and her bright laugh!

May her memory live on always in your heart as a blessing, may it always inspire you and may it always bring a smile to your face.

I'm wishing you lots of comfort on this part of your journey.

Your old friend,
Robert

Rosemary Petrie

September 23, 2020

Kay and I were Friends for 64 years graduating from high school together.
We had a luncheon group that met every month for many years and I always enjoyed her company.

She was a kind, gentle, gracious person who would always give you advice if you were in need of it. Always a problem solver.

She will be missed by all who loved her.

My condolences to the family for their loss of our beautiful Kay.
May God give you strength in this most difficult time of grieving.

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Biography

MANCUSO - Kathryn D. “Kay” (nee Albanese)
September 21, 2020. Beloved wife of Gaetano “Guy” Mancuso; loving mother of Lauriann Stephan, Franklin
(Michele), and Andrea (Peter D’Auria) Mancuso; dearest grandmother of Elizabeth (Michael) Finnegan,
Alexandra Stephan, Kathryn Stephan, Franklin (Deana) Mancuso, William H. Stephan IV, Juliette Stephan,
Paloma D’Auria, Gaetano Mancuso, and Claudia D’Auria; dearest greatgrandmother of Harper Finnegan;
dear sister of Charles A. (Claire) Albanese. Friends may call Thursday 4-7 at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA
FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, 9:30 AM at Holy Spirit RC Church.
Funeral capability restrictions may cause delays. Masks masks required for both church and funeral home.
Memorials to Musicalfare Theatre or Hospice, Foundation WNY. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

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