Kathleen Theresa Martin

  • Born: September 17, 1985
  • Died: January 2, 2020
  • Location: Prospect Park, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family


Kathleen Theresa Martin was born to Nancy and William Martin on September 17, 1985, the fifth child to complete the family.

Kathleen started her journey to heaven to see her mother, sister, and grandparents on January 2, 2020, leaving us all better people by the example of her life.

Kathleen was born with Down syndrome and was a kind and loving soul. She loved to smile and joke around. Her family was most important to Kathleen, but she also made friends everywhere she went. To go anywhere with her in Delaware County you would always hear "Hi, Kate!"

Kathleen graduated from Ridley High School, she loved school and all her teachers and friends.

Kathleen loved going to "Walker Stalker" conventions and meeting actors from her favorite shows "The Walking Dead" and "Sons of Anarchy".

She enjoyed vacationing in Florida, Delaware, and the Jersey Shore with family. She loved going shopping and on lunch dates with her close friends, Lorainne and Sue. Kathleen enjoyed dancing, singing, and going to watch numerous bands play at local restaurants, where she was known to be invited on stage to sing along. She also loved writing in her journal while her cat, Dixie, sat next to her.

Kathleen was one of a kind, who will be missed, and we were so happy to share her with everyone.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy and her sister, Bethanne.

She is survived by her father, William J. Martin, two sisters, Colleen Martin (Timothy Touhill), Monica Farrell (Glenn Kitchin); her brother William D. Martin (Lynsi), four nieces Kayla and Victoria Farrell, Ella and Aubrey Touhill and three nephews, Samual Martin, Nathan and Liam Martin. Her aunt, Eleanor Yingling (Dennis), and her two uncles, Thomas J. Duffy and Michael Duffy O.S.A. and many people she considered aunts and uncles close to her.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Tuesday after 8:45AM in the Church of St. George, Glenolden, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10AM. Int. Holy Cross Cemetery.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Karen DiPaolo - Essington, PA - Family Friend   January 06, 2020

I miss you so much! I think about you everyday. This week I ate lunch at Friendly's and it just wasnt the same ( our lunch place) Everynight I miss texting with you because we always did that before we went to sleep : ( I will always love you! Sue * your best friend *

Posted by Sue Dougherty - Folsom, PA - friend   January 06, 2020

My sweet Kathleen , you will be miss by everyone but we have wonderful memories of you. Uncle Fran and I loved you very much. My prayers go out to the Martin family . Love Aunt Jackie

Posted by Jackie Campbell - The Villages, FL - Family   January 06, 2020

I'm so sad to hear about your sister Colleen! Just breaks my heart I know you loved her & were a great sister & always with her & took care of her! kate was such a beautiful girl and always so happy & put a smile on everyone's face when they met her!. ! I have fond memories of her always dancing and singing at our bars & others & always having fun! I'm keeping you all in my prayers ....you have been through so much & I hope in time your pain will heal & the memories of your beautiful sisters will bring a smile & peace & comfort & you know how blessed you were to have them in your life ! God has them in his hands now and they are forever in your ❤ & now your guardian angels

Posted by Doreen Gallo - Foksom, PA - Friend   January 05, 2020

I'm so sad to hear about your sister Colleen! Just breaks my heart I know you loved her& were a great sister & always took care of her! She was such a beautiful girl and always so happy & put a smile on everyone's face when they met her!. ! I'm keeping you all in my prayers ....you have been through so much & I hope in time your pain will heal & the memories of your beautiful sisters will bring a smile & peace & comfort & know how blessed you were to have them in life ! God has them in his hands and they are forever in your ❤

Posted by Doreen Gallo - Folsom, PA - Friend   January 05, 2020

Kathleen, you lit up a room wherever you went with your smile. Everyone will always remember your love of music and you were surely the dancing queen. RIP my friend. God Bless you and your family.
All my love,

Posted by Gail Chadwick-Reagan - Swarthmore, PA   January 05, 2020


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