Obituary of Kathleen C. Price
Kathleen Canning Price passed away on April 30th, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 15, 1939 in New York City to Philip and Margaret (Boyle) Canning. She was raised as an Irish, Catholic New Yorker and filled with a lifetime of pride to be all three. She graduated from Holy Name High School and Miseracordia School of Nursing. While working in Doctor’s Hospital in NYC, she met a young physician, John Price, and they were married in 1964. During the Vietnam War, she and John were stationed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, where they made lifelong friends. They eventually settled in Glastonbury, where they raised their four sons and built a successful medical practice at 2900 Main Street, treating patients too numerous to count.
Kathleen was confident, strong, and fiercely independent while being kind, loving and selfless. Always inquisitive, she managed to turn everything into a learning opportunity. A new book meant sharing a story, time reading the newspaper yielded clippings to share with specific loved ones in mind. She was a master of conversations - whether at the kitchen table, letters or phone calls - she focused on her guest’s every word. She knew how to build enduring relationships, a talent that kept her connected to family and friends far and wide from nursing school, the Army, Tall Timbers, Orchard Hill Club and Hartford Bridge Club.
Kathleen is survived by her beloved husband, John, and her four sons and their wives: John (Lynn), David (Kathy), Matthew (Maria) and Damien (Jennifer), along with 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. She is also survived by her three loving siblings, Mary, Hugh and Margie, sister-in-law, Sharon, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Family, friends and others are welcomed to Mulryan Funeral Home in Glastonbury on Friday, May 7 from 5-7pm. In order to adhere to current COVID 19 mandates, masks are required and six feet of social distancing will be maintained. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to the Irish American Home, 132 Commerce Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.