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Kay Ellen (Cronin) Russell

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Kay Ellen (Cronin) Russell

Place of birth: Chardon, Ohio

Religious affiliation: Catholic

What I would not give to clasp her hand
Her dear, sweet face to see;
To hear her voice, to see her smile,
That meant so much to me.
You left behind an aching heart,
That loved you most sincere.
I never did, nor never will
Forget you, Kay my dear.

Funeral Notice Detail

A Funeral Mass will be said for Kay Ellen (Cronin) Russell on Friday January 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

Directly following we will have her Cremains interred into the Holy Grounds of The St. Francis Memorial Garden where she can be with her Dad. Celebration of Life will follow. More information about Celebration Of Life will be provided when available.

A Memorial Service will be held at

Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Catholic Church

833 Magellan Dr.

Sarasota , FL 34243

On: Jan 29, 2016 — At: 2:00 PM

6 Responses

  • Glenn Bookman On

    Remembering family and friends


    I remember Kay and family from school and st Joseph church in La Rue Ohio. God bless Kay and family!!!

  • Jennifer Smith Jackson On

    Kristen, Thinking of you and your family with affection, abundant memories, and wishes for peace and understanding. Fondly, Jennifer Smith Jackson

  • Jennifer Smith Jackson On

    Remembering Kay... shared by Jennifer Smith Jackson

  • Jennifer Smith Jackson On

    Remembering Kay


    To Kay’s family, her son, her husband, her friends… my heartfelt sympathy at your loss. This is a difficult day to imagine. It sounds trite, but I do wish for you peace in the acceptance and understanding of the void that Kay’s passing has created, especially for her son, Ty. I was just thinking about her a moment ago. And earlier today. And last night. And earlier yesterday. And yesterday morning. And the day before that. And the day before that... thinking about her... Kay. We created some amazing memories together. I hear her voice inside my head when I find myself humming James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain,” the first song we sang together with our guitars. Eventually, our journeys took different paths and, though our own sense of time was altered by miles and circumstance and turns, I am struck by my feelings for her… expressed, ironically, through the very lyrics of “Fire and Rain” that we once shared and sang together: “I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again.” For a time, we had a friendship where we would talk and talk and talk and talk for hours… and now I am bereft of words at the moment when my heart is feeling so many, many things, but my words will not find their way to those feelings. Remembering Kay… a soul who touched so many lives… with wishes that our collective memories will lift us up, and the memory of her smile will sooth our bruised hearts.

  • Kelly Cronin On

    Sister Kristin


    Thank you for always making feel special and giving me someone to look up to and taking care of me!

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