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Kathleen Ann Maher Taaffe, 74, passed away on April 7, 2018. Kathy was born November 2, 1943 in Pawtuket, Rhode Island. She graduated Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing and was a registered nurse for 15 years at Kent County Hospital. Kathy married Robert “Kevin” Taaffe in 1964 and began their family in Warwick, Rhode Island. In 1978 Kathy and Kevin moved their family to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where they lived for 40 years together.
Over the past 20 years, Kathy’s favorite times were spent vacationing with her family in Longboat Key, Florida. She loved the crystal blue water, salty air and the sand on her feet, but not as much as having her husband, 4 children and 6 grandchildren all together each year.
Kathy, or “Nannie” to the family, was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She is survived by her devoted husband of almost 54 years, Kevin Taaffe, her 4 children, Anne T. Few, Christopher F. Taaffe (Daniel Sladek), Monica M. Heron (David) and Patrick K. Taaffe (Tina) and her 6 grandchildren – Kaitlyn Few, Lauren Heron, Makenzie Few, Conner Heron, Marshall Few Jr. and Haley Taaffe. She is also survived by her sibling Jacqueline Camp (Jerry) and her brother and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Taaffe, Joan Taaffe and Karen and Paul Robinson and many nieces and nephews. Kathy also had a special “sisterhood” with her many friends from “Christ Renews His Parish” at Our Lady Star of the Sea, for several years.
A Memorial Mass to celebrate Kathy’s life will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 545 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida at 11:00am on Monday April 16, 2018.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Community Hospice and Palliative Care
4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville FL 32257