Kathleen J. 'Grammie' McGonnell
OLEAN --- Kathleen J. “Grammie” McGonnell, 71, passed away on Saturday (November 26, 2022) at the Olean General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born on March 15, 1951 she was the daughter of Clifford and Dorothy Taft Blakeslee. On May 25, 2002 at their family home, she married James McGonnell.
Kathleen was a 1969 graduate of Olean High School, then went on to attend the former Olean Business Institute and received her certification in Accounting. Kathleen retired as a civilian Procurement Specialist for the US Navy.
She was a member of the Eagles Club Auxiliary, Portville American Legion Auxiliary and the Hinsdale American Legion Auxiliary. Kathleen loved to do Crypto Puzzles and Mahjong. She was an avid Sport Fan, loved the Yankees and recently became a Buffalo Bills Fan. Most of all she enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports.
Surviving including her husband is one daughter, Bridget (Michael) Retchless of Olean, NY; two step sons, James McGonnell II of Alden, NY., and Kurtis McGonnell of Salamanca, NY; two sisters, Patricia (Phil) Smith of Olean, NY., and Sherry (Bill) Connor of Olean, NY; two grandchildren, Sarah (Steve) Gerhard and Justin (Hannah Wilber) Retchless; three step grandchildren, Marissa McGonnell, Grayson McGonnell, and Kullan McGonnell; one special great grandson Colt John Gerhard and many nieces and nephews that she was very close with.
Preceding her in death including her parents is one brother, Amos Blakeslee; and one sister Beverly Talbott Smith.
There will be no services at this time.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Seeing Eye Charity for the Blind.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com