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Obituary for Agnes B. Cagney

Agnes B.  Cagney
Agnes B. Cagney of Port Ewen, formerly of Yonkers, passed away at home surrounded by her loving husband of 56 years John (Jack) and her two daughters, Joan Dwyer and Christine Cagney.

Mrs. Cagney is survived by her son-in-law, Terry; her six cherished grandchildren: Brian, Siobhan, Jacquelyn, Deirdre, Tyler and Ethan; five brothers; three sisters; brothers and sisters-in-law; cousins; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Mary Ellen and Kathleen.

She was born to the late John and Anne McKenna in Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. At the age of 17 she came to the United States. She immersed herself in the ways of her adopted home. She worked in banking, went to Irish dances and even played basketball in a local league. It was at a dance where she met the love of her life. They married on September 9, 1961 and settled in the Bronx.

Agnes was devoted to her family. She raised her daughters and taught them what a mother’s love meant. She was a cherished Nana who was a great cheerleader for all the grandchildren. She loved them so very much.

Education was something Agnes valued. Once the girls were in school, she started taking classes at Fordham University. After many years of classes, she proudly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree the same day as her daughter Joan.

Agnes also believed in the importance of sharing her history and so she wrote and published Miles Apart, an autobiography of her life in Ireland, journey to America and living her American dream.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 25th from 4 pm to 7 pm at Gilpatric- VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, NY 12487.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 26th at 11:00 at St. Mary’s Church, 160 Broadway, Kingston by the Reverend Douglas Crawford.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Agnes’ memory to the:

Carmelite Monastery
89 Hiddenbrooke Drive, Beacon, NY 12508.

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