Kathleen Dineen

Obituary of Kathleen Dineen

Kathleen Dineen (nee) Barry passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York. She was 77 years old. Kathleen resided in Yonkers, New York. Kathleen was married to husband, James (Jimmy) Dineen who passed away earlier this year in April. They were married for 58 years. Kathleen and Jimmy are the parents of 5 children, Margaret O’Connor (Brookfield, CT), James (Monroe, NY), Chris (Bronxville, NY), John (Woodlawn, NY) and Patricia Schwander (Yonkers, NY).


Kathleen was born in 1944 in Bantry, County Cork, Ireland to parents John Barry and Hannah Barry (nee) O’Leary. She is the youngest of 9 siblings; brothers Jimmy, Pat, John and sisters Mary Spillane, Margaret (Sr. Francesca), Eileen Sullivan, Ann Palmer and Janie Kearney.


Kathleen completed secondary school in Bantry and then emigrated to the United States in 1961, sponsored by her brother Jimmy living in the Bronx, NY. In 1963, Kathleen met and married James Dineen. They worked as superintendents in Manhattan and during the course of their marriage raised 5 children. Kathleen also worked as a hostess at the Colony Club in Manhattan, a home health aid for Foley’s Nursing Agency and in her free time enjoyed gardening.


Kathleen is survived by her 5 children, 7 grand children and sisters Ann (Hemel Hempstead, England) and Janie (Bantry, Ireland). She is predeceased by her husband; brothers Jimmy, Pat, John and sisters Mary, Margaret and Eileen.


The family requests that donations, in lieu of flowers be made to America Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas, 755284 or online at heart.org.

Viewing will be held Monday, November 1 2021 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Prayer service will be held in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

Private Cremation



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, November 1, 2021
Hodder Farenga Funeral Home
899 McLean Ave
Yonkers, New York, United States
(914) 237-5800
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