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Catherine Jane "Pat" Kilroy

September 19, 1931 - February 28, 2016

Catherine Kilroy died peacefully on February 28, 2016, at the age of 84. Services will take place

on Friday, March 4th at 12 pm at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church, in Denbigh, with

reception to follow.


Some might be more familiar with “Pat,” a nickname she inherited from her late father William

“Pat” Sincock.


Pat left rural Pennsylvania for New York City during her college summers. Later, she met a

handsome Coast Guardsman, Richard J. Kilroy Sr. After graduation from East Stroudsburg

University, the couple married in Cape May, New Jersey in 1953.


Life as a military spouse came with new expectations. From New Jersey to Florida to Hawaii to

New York to Wisconsin to Arizona, the small-town girl took her education degree across the

country finding teaching positions wherever the next assignment came. Raising two children,

Deb and Richard Jr., the couple settled down in Newport News, Virginia in 1974.

Not to stay landlocked forever, Pat retired from Richneck Elementary School and embarked on

an international adventure with her sailor.


Between trips to her favorite destination, Spain, she volunteered with Denbigh United Christian

Outreach and attended Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church regularly.

Pat was a loving grandmother to Ginny, Rebekah, Katy and Maggy. She also had a special bond

with her great-grandchild, Raegan.


When Richard Sr. passed in 2013, Pat stayed close to home moving into The Chesapeake

Continuing Care Retirement Community in Newport News, Virginia.

Pat is survived by both children: Deb Barrow and spouse Rick Barrow of Christiansburg, Virginia

and Richard Kilroy Jr. and spouse Lori Kilroy of Conway, South Carolina and her sister, Lorraine

McWilliams and spouse Milt McWilliams of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.


In lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to Warwick United Methodist Church on 38

Hoopes Rd, Newport News, Virginia 23602 or donated to Horton Wreath Society, Inc. at P. O.

Box 6246, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 which provides wreaths for every gravesite at the

Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk Virginia. Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel is assisting the family.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm

Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church

38 Hoopes Rd.

Newport News, VA 23602

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