Kathleen J. Hussey, 77, mother to three Ridgefielders, died peacefully at her home in Heritage Village on Sunday, Sept. 22nd, surrounded by her loving children. She was the wife of the late William J. Hussey.

Kathleen emigrated from County Sligo, Ireland, to New Rochelle, NY in 1955. She and her husband of 44 years raised their family in New Rochelle, where they lived until retiring to Heritage Village in 2004.

She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Southbury.

Kathleen lived for her family, faith and fun.

She is survived by her six children, Jimmy Hussey and his wife, Linda, of Westport, formerly of Ridgefield, Mary Margaret Nyland and her husband, Michael, of Ridgefield, CT, Michael Hussey and his partner, Bennett, of Alexandria, VA, Katie Keppler and her husband, Scott, of Ridgefield, CT; Colette Rabacs, and her husband, Scott, of Wesport, CT and Brian Hussey and his wife, Jeanine, of Bethel, CT; 16 grandchildren, including Colleen, Caitlin, Kelley, Bridget, Mary Kate, Michael, Liam and Max, all of Ridgefield; and her five sisters, Veronica Dabbs of England, Nancy Murphy of New Rochelle, NY, Peggy Tubridy of Garden City, NY, Pauline Callaghan of England and Chris Lajos of New Rochelle, NY.

Kathleen is pre-deceased by her husband, five brothers and one sister.

She will be greatly missed by her loving family and her many Southbury neighbors and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South, Southbury, CT. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Calling hours: Tuesday Sept.24th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the daily chapel of Sacred Heart Church. Arrangements by Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury, CT. (www.carpinofuneralhome.com).

Memorial contributions in Kathleen’s memory may be made to Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, c/o Praxair Cancer Center, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.

Any flower deliveries should be made directly to Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday before 2 p.m.