EAST FISHKILL – Katherine "Kathy" J. Padilla, 71, an area resident since 1976 and formerly of Hartsdale, died on June 22, 2020 at her home.
Born in Tarrytown on September 13, 1948, she was the daughter of Walter and Anna (Kanich) Dyman. Katherine had been employed with the Wappingers Central School District for 20 years, most recently as a Cafeteria Manager at Van Wyck Jr. High School until her retirement in 2013. She was a parishioner of St. Columba Church.
On June 1, 1974 in Yonkers, Katherine married Vincent Padilla who survives at home. She is also survived by her daughters, Carolyn Padilla of Fishkill and Kristen Padilla of Delmar; her granddaughter, Margaret "Maggie" Padilla; her sister, Linda House of Geneva; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A devoted mother, grandmother and wife, Kathy was a Girl Scout troop leader, a treasurer for the Girl Scout troop and the PTA, and a Union president. She took a job in the local school district cafeteria in order to have the same time off as her girls, and worked her way from lunch aide to cashier to cook and finally manager. Later in life, she enjoyed spoiling her only grandchild, whom she loved very much, and making frequent trips to Atlantic City with her family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 12-1pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by a service at 1pm.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society.