Kathleen Hartnett Andrews, 70, of Cortland passed away unexpectedly November 5, 2012 at St. josephs Hospital, Syracuse. She was born April 17, 1942 in Cortland the daughter of the late James and Mary Keenan Hartnett.
Ms. Andrews was raised and educated locally graduating from Cortland High School in 1960. She attended Cortland State University graduating in 1964 with a degree in Elementary Education. She spent her career as a pre school teacher, teaching at the Cortland YMCA and St. Marys School until retiring in June 2010.
Ms. Andrews enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, and caring for her dog Annie. She will be remembered by her family and friends as dedicated mother, grandmother, and teacher who touched many lives.
She is survived by her sons Michael (Kimberly) Andrews of Suwanee GA, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Andrews of Homer NY, her daughter Christina (Michael Straight) Andrews of Queensbury NY, her sisters Patricia Snyder of Syracuse, Mary (Michael) Morris of Fayetteville NY, her grandchildren Kaitlin and Kiara, Jacob,Padraic and Brendan, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 10:00 am at St. Marys Church, Cortland . Burial will follow at the St. Marys Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to St. Marys School, 61 N. main St., Cortland NY, 13045 .
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Condolences to Ken and all of Kathleen's family and friends. John 5:28,29; Ps 37:29 Ron Smith
Dear Mike, Jeff and Chrissy, I was shocked and deeply saddened to read of your mom's passing today in the paper. I don't even know if you guys remember me, but I worked at the Y with her back in the day (the early 90's). Cherish all of the memories, and know that your mom was the greatest, and always had a smile on her face when she talked about you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your entire family. We had so much fun at the Y, and I will miss her very much, even though I probably only saw her a couple of times since I left there. With deepest sympathy, Julie
My daughters were students at St. Mary's from 2006-2010. Mrs. Andrews was my daughter Kaedyn's pre-k teacher. We fondly remember Kaedyn's experience with Mrs. A. Kaedyn excelled in her classroom and ALWAYS felt valuable and loved!! Mrs. Andrews will be sorely missed. God bless you all. Judie Murphy