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Kathleen M. "Kay" Papenfus

June 17, 1934 ~ April 9, 2016 (age 81)
Kathleen M. "Kay" (Grossman) Papenfus, 81, of North Syracuse, passed away April 9, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Syracuse and was previously employed by Crouse Hinds.

Kay was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church since 1939 where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She also volunteered in the church office, was a bingo leader and ran the raffle at the church's Fall Festival. She was a member of the Oneida District Boy Scouts of America Women's Reserve and served as President 1969-75. She was a member of Taft Road Little League Women's Auxiliary and served as its President from 1964-68.

Kay was predeceased by her sisters, Gwynne Grossman and Roberta Grossman. She is survived by her beloved husband, Alfred Papenfus, Jr.; her children, Judy A. Papenfus of Syracuse and Gregory P. (Judith) Papenfus of Rocky Mount, VA; her granddaughter, Amanda Smith of Boones Mill, VA; her sister, Jean Sager of North Syracuse.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9:30 AM in Sears Middleton Jones Funeral Home and 10 AM in St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will follow in North Syracuse Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 5 PM at the funeral home, 209 N. Main St., North Syracuse. Donations can be made to North Syracuse Parks and Recreation. Please leave a condolence at searsmiddletonjones. com

Cemetery Details

North Syracuse Cemetery
South Bay Rd,
North Syracuse, NY, 13212


APR 12. 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Sears Middleton Jones Funeral Home

209 North Main Street

North Syracuse, NY, US, 13212

Funeral Mass

APR 13. 10:00 AM

St. Rose of Lima

South Main St.

North Syracuse, NY, NY, US, 13212

 Service Information

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