Kathleen A. Dening

June 3, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  ó  Kathleen A. Dening, 88, of Water Street, died Saturday afternoon, June 2, at Lewis County General Hospital, where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

Born Dec. 12, 1923, in the town of Martinsburg, a daughter of the late William M. and Delila Manzer Mahoney, she graduated in 1941 from Lowville Free Academy.

She married Donald F. Dening on Feb. 12, 1945, at St. Peterís Catholic Church with Msgr. John Hogan officiating. The couple made their home in Lowville where Mrs. Dening was employed by the Village of Lowville as assistant clerk until her retirement in 1988. Mr. Dening died Jan. 22, 1996.

Mrs. Dening was a communicant of St. Peterís Catholic Church, a past auxiliary member of the Lowville Fire Department and volunteered for the Thrift Store in Lowville, Board of Elections, and she was a school lunch monitor at Lowville Academy.  

She especially looked forward to having her family stop by for a visit.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Lawrence and Peg, Richard and Linda. and Alan and Lori. all of Lowville; a sister, Delilah Mahoney, Lowville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Three brothers, Tom, John and Bill Mahoney, and a sister, Carmeletta ďCarmĒ Weller Lormore, all died before her.


A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at St. Peterís Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Martinsburg Cemetery.


Family and friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Sundquist Funeral Home.


Memorials in Kathleen Deningís name may be made to Lowville Fire Department, P.O. Box 81, Lowville, NY 13367 or to donorís choice.

Condolences may be made on the online guest book at

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.