Kathleen L. McNichols “Kathy” (Morris) – February 6, 2018

Avon/Daytona Beach, FL: Kathy passed peacefully surrounded by her family on February 6, 2018, at age 64, after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by daughter Naomi Ruth McNichols. Survived by her husband of 42 years, Walter James McNichols III and children; Patricia (Mark) Guenther of Livonia, Caleb McNichols (Shanah Alexander) of FL, Kevin McNichols (Krista Berry) of Rochester, Samuel (Karen) McNichols of Rochester, Joshua McNichols of Rochester; parents Ernest and Naomi Morris of FL; siblings, Patty (Neal) Davis of FL, Stacy Morris (Ken Kasten) of FL, and Maria (Dan) Hartsough of IL. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Kathy graduated from Father Lopez High School, Daytona Beach, Florida, class of 1971. She attended University of Florida, “Go Gators”. Kathy graduated from Daytona Beach Community College with an Associates Degree in Psychology and graduated with an AAS from Genesee Community College. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital. Kathy won the “Spirit of Nursing” award and “Employee of the Month” award.

She played softball in a girl’s league in her youth and loved watching all sports. Kathy loved watching Notre Dame football with her Dad, playing basketball hoops with her sons and loved playing with her doggies.

Kathy was a very loving and kind person and was a Certified Counselor to help those in need. Kathy had a terrific sense of humor and a wonderful outlook on life. She had a unique, crazy life and she said she “wouldn’t change a thing”. She was ready to “move on up” to Heaven to be with Jesus and see Naomi Ruth, Aunt Alice, Grandma Painter and her beloved dog, Gracie.

Kathy’s Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 1:00pm at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 96 Prospect Street, Avon, NY. Burial Avon Cemetery, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com


22 thoughts on “Kathleen L. McNichols “Kathy” (Morris) – February 6, 2018

  1. I remember Kathy fondly as my student at Father Lopez. She was a terrific kid, easy to love and sorely missed. I’ll remember you in my prayers, Kathy. Rest In Peace!

  2. Patty,
    You know if we could have been with you we would have been. Love to all your family. The best thing I can say about your Mom is what a great daughter she raised. Love you Patty.

  3. My deepest sympathies to Kathy’s family. Kathy was a beautiful person and was loved by everyone. She demonstrated such incredible strength over the years with the many hurdles that life threw her way. And did it with a smile on her face.
    She loved her family and friends so much.
    Am sure the trumpets were blaring as she was welcomed home for eternity.
    I will cherish her love for many years to come.

  4. I still remember the fun we had at Joyce’s house when we had ladies weekend. You will be so missed, but you’re having so much fun praising Jesus. Love you

  5. Momma McNichols you will be missed dearly. I am so sorry for your loss, everyone. She was a truly amazingly woman. May Kathy and Naomi Rest In Peace together in Heaven.

  6. She was an amazing friend. She was so kind and caring to me. She was there for me when my mom pass. Her and Walter are Amazing friends. I feel blessed to be part of her life The gates of heaven are open for this angel. My prayers and thoughts are with you Walter and family. I will miss her. She was one of a kind Know that we are here for all of you. Veronica Sergio Victoria and Maddy. We are so sorry for your loss.

  7. My deepest sympathy goes out to the McNichols and Morris Families. Kathy and I have been long time friends for over 57 years, growing up and being rascals together in Daytona Beach Florida; although we would joke, we never really did grow up! Kathy will remain in my heart and soul for many years to come. She is a loving best long time friend, mother, wife, sister and daughter who loved us all deeply and unconditionally. I am so thankful that God provided me the opportunity to have one more moment in time with Kathy in December as she courageously battled her diagnosis and cancer. Peace and love be with all of you.

  8. Josh and family. I’m so sorry for your for your Mom passing. My thoughts and prayers

    Josh and family I,m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love.

  9. So very sorry for the Morris’ and McNichols’ loss of Kathy. May prayers, memories and love surround and sustain you all, more so at this time.

  10. I am so very honored to have had the love and friendship that Kathy so freely gave to all who needed her . Heaven has received a new diamond and I am missing her more and more every second. I love you now and forever my friend and sister . Heaven’s gain my loss . To all the McNichols family I love you all . Micky when your up to it come and vist a while we love you.

  11. Patty, we are thinking of you all and of this deep loss. Love from our family to yours.

  12. I will never forget meeting Kathy and Mickey with little Patty at Joann Streb’s house. Our families have been intertwined ever since. So many years – so many memories. Kathy was always that rock of stability. I will miss her so much. Our deepest sympathies to the McNichols family. Kathy’s love, strength and rock solid faith will be forever etched in my heart.

  13. I remember your mother to be such a kind and caring woman. Very sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Kevin and Sam I’m so sorry. Your mom was way too young. I’ll pray everyday for you. There no easy way to go through this. Just one day at a time and keep remembering the good times and everything she taught you. Love you both. Janet aka Billy’s mom

  15. So sorry for your loss, Mickey and entire McNichols family. Kathy was such a very sweet , loving lady… we will always remember the fun times we shared together( camping, church, dinners, swimming)

  16. So very sorry for your loss. Kathy was a sweet person. Prayers for you and your family.

  17. Hugs and prayers to the family. I always loved seeing Kathy at BPC and sitting with her and Patty.

  18. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mother was an amazing person.

  19. We are so sorry for your loss. Neil and I have such fond memories of the wonderful times the four of us explored . Some of our best memories,seeing a rocket launch,the dolphins,the lit boat parade,and our wonderful Thanksgiving feast at your home.

  20. My heart goes out to all of you . She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by so many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers ?

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