On Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, Kathleen Connolly Seymour, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at home at the age of 64.
Kathy was born in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 1956, to Robert and Merle (Beuttel) Connolly. She attended the Anna Head School for Girls and Campolindo High School, graduating in 1974.
On Feb. 4, 1984, she married the love of her life, Dan A Seymour. They raised two children, Danelle and Emmett, in Oakland, Calif.
Kathy had a passion for building community. Her home and heart were always open for family, friends, neighbors and newcomers. She expressed heartfelt love and unwavering support for each person who was fortunate to enter her orbit. Kathy established “Friday Nights” at the Seymour house to integrate friends from all aspects of her life by sharing her love of food, music and good company. All were welcome to share in the experience and her warmth and hospitality forged many lasting friendships. Kathy had a gift for bringing people together and was known for her kindness, infectious smile and exceptional dance moves. For a woman with such small feet, she has left a big footprint on the world.
She is survived by her husband Dan; her two children, Danelle and Emmett and their partners, Daniel Koenig and Evelia Ilarraz; her granddaughter Amelie Koenig; her sister Jane Connolly; and many in-laws, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father Robert and mother Merle, as well as three brothers, Daniel, Mark and David.
A celebration of Kathy’s life will be held once it is safe to do so.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org) or Children’s Hospital Oakland (www.childrenshospitaloakland.org).