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Kathleen Grimes

Kathleen Ann Grimes

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Obituary

Kathleen Grimes, 60, passed away on Jun 5, 2021, at her home in Safety Harbor, FL.

Born April 26, 1961, in Bronx, NY, Kathleen grew up in Yonkers, where her quick mind, clever wit and gifts for music, design, drama and art were all evident from an early age.

She attended Our Lady of Victory Academy in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and pursued undergraduate studies at Stonehill College. She received her MBA in Public Accounting from Lubin School of Business, Pace University, where she graduated summa cum laude and received the Hayes Award for Excellence.

Kathleen began her career at Ernst & Young in New York, and held management positions at J. DeBenedetto & Company, William Green & Co, Millbrae Energy and Parsons & Whittemore.
In 2015, she moved to the Tampa Bay area where she established her own CPA consultancy.

Her final day was spent doing the things that she loved -- baking cookies to feed her infamous sweet tooth and gardening in the brilliant, colorful oasis she created at her home in Florida.

Beloved mother, daughter, sister and aunt, she is survived by her daughter, Lillian Knoeppel, her mother, Arlayne Grimes, siblings Suzanne, Patrick (Stephanie) and Kevin (Yvonne)
and an extended and devoted family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends who will miss her irrepressible spirit and strength.

A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pelham Manor, NY on Tuesday, June 15th at 11am and there will be a visitation on Monday, June 14th from 4pm - 8pm at Flynn Memorial Home, 1652 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Kathleen’s father, Patrick H. Grimes, or to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, where Kathleen found and adopted her faithful companion, Chubbs.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 14th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, June 14th, 2021 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Flynn Memorial Home - Central Park Ave.
    Address
    1652 Central Park Avenue
    YONKERS, NY 10710
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    Notes
    Please be advised that while the New York State guidelines state that Covid Vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks indoors, we strongly recommend that everyone entering the funeral home wear a mask. All non vaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask at all times. Thank You.
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    Address
    575 Fowler Avenue
    Pelham Manor, NY
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  • Interment

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Nicole Kubacki

Posted at 09:16am
Kathleen was my manager here at Intuit (my first season with this company) and I couldn't tell you the relief I felt after I met her. She has this infectious way to put everyone at ease and not once made any one of us feel out of place. She made our team feel like home. Not to mention how much we learned from her, holy cow! I knew her for a very short amount of time, but she left a massive mark and I am so very sorry to see her gone. Garth was also our team mascot and he fulfilled his duties well! We would be in our daily meeting with Kathleen and all of a sudden Garth would just start barking and Kathleen would say "oh no worries, it's just Garth's alligator friend that lives in the backyard coming up to sunbathe"...we all thought that was crazy! But with her, she was even able to make something crazy sound ok and assured us that it was indeed ok. She also always talked about her cookies and how gooey and soft they were and I told her I wanted to come to FL one day just to taste her darn cookies she keeps talking about! I looked forward to her meetings and some of us would even log on for the day to work just simply to join her meetings. She was the best manager I've ever had and she will be remembered well. And very missed. Thank you for letting me share and I truly am so sorry for the loss of Kathleen.
 
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Patrick Grimes Posted at 03:15pm

Hi Nicole, thanks so much for the beautiful words. You really seemed to get the essence of Kathleen. She’s lucky to have people like you around her. All the best to you, Grimes Family
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