Kathleen A. Kuznia


Kathleen A. Kuznia, 63, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on April 26th, 2019.

Kathy was born on April 25th, 1956 in Washington D.C. to Dr. William and Ann (Neville) Kelley, the eldest of six children. The family relocated to Ballston Spa, NY in 1966, where Kathy would spend the rest of her life.

Kathy was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School, class of 1974. She went on to graduate from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1978 and began a career with the Saratoga County Probation Department, where she would remain until her retirement in 2010.

To most, Kathy was the kindest person they had ever met. She had a heart of gold that shined through the warm smile that was always on her face. Kathy took joy in the simple things, such as painting crafts, going out to lunch and nurturing plants with her “green thumb”. Nothing brought Kathy more pride and joy than being a Mother. Kathy was happiest spending time with her beloved children, TJ and Annie - “The Tripod”.

Kathy was predeceased by her mother, Ann Kelley, and sister Deborah Gates. She is survived by her loving children TJ Kuznia and Annie Kuznia, father Dr. William Kelley, sister Maureen (Rick) Cooper, brother William Kelley, brother Michael Kelley, sister Bridget (Pete) Zimmer, along with several adored nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 30th from 4 PM to 8 PM at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 1st at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa.

Guest Book

John T. Kuznia

I was shocked and saddened by the news of Kathy's passing, and send my sincerest condolences to TJ and Annie and the entire Kelley family. Kathy was a sweet and compassionate person, and was taken far too early. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you deal with this tremendous loss. Sending my love and wishing you the best.

Carolyn Simard

Dear Billy and family,
I am sending my condolences to you all. May all of the wonderful memories of happy and healthy times help you through this sad time.
Rest in peace Kathy

Timothy and Melanie Brown

How sorry we are to learn of Kathy’s passing. She was a great family friend and a true professional who knew her job. She was a great problem solver and always had a “second option” in mind when things got difficult. Talking to her was always positive and you could come away with a positive spin on the worst situations. May God bless her and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Tim and Julia Thomas

We are so saddened to learn of Kathy's passing, our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to her entire family. During my years serving as Town and Village Justice, I had the privilege of working closely with Kathy on many occasions. Her smile was only surpassed by her passion for her work and her compassion for those under her supervision. A true civil servant who positively impacted many lives. Well done my friend, now rest in peace.

Mike Linnolt

My deepest condolences to Kathy's family. We were classmates at BSHS and reconnected via social media after many, many years. Though we were at opposite ends of the country, she always had a great love and interest in our kids growing up. Her premature passing will be so missed. Love you K.

Nancy and Ken Jensen

We were so very sorry to hear our dear friend, Kathy had passed. Our children were friends, too, since they were quite young. She adored TJ and Annie and was a most devoted Mom. We all made great memories together. We will miss her very much.

Stan D

To the Kelley Family, my sincerest condolences for your loss. As you know Kathy always had that smile. Great laugh with a sense of humor. Kathy was always willing to help! Cookies? I loved her baked cookies. You had to grab one or two or three before the word got out, they went quick! I know she is at peace now and beginning a new life. A saint she is. God bless you all.

Nancy Fodera (DeLeonardis)

So sad to hear this news. Wishing you comfort in remembering her smile!

Denise Ravena Currier

It is a privilege to say Kathy and I have been friends since high school. I am very fortunate to have years of memories to hold on to. Kathy was the kindest, sweetest person I have ever known. Always looking on the bright side, always smiling. She was beautiful inside and out. So much love in her heart. My deepest condolences to Annie, TJ and the Kelley family and to all who loved her. Heaven has gained a very special angel.

Pat Smith

Kathy and I became fast friends way back in the day when she started in Probation and I worked in the Juvenile Division at Saratoga PD. They didn't come any better than Kathy--loyal to a fault. The only thing that surpassed her beauty was her masterful sense of humor that knocked you over before you ever saw it coming. My deepest sympathy to her beloved TJ and Annie and family. I am sorry that I am out of the area and am unable to pay my respects in person.

Dario Stucchi

I only spent a couple of years with Kathy at Oswego State. She was such a joy to be around. Her endearing smile and spirit always lit up a room. She was a dear friend and I am so glad to have reconnected thru FB. My deepest condolences to her family.

Jerry and Mary DeFilippo

Kathy lived her life full of love. Her infectious smile radiated upon everyone she met. But our loss is Heaven’s gain. Take Faith in those precious memories. On behalf of Jerry, Cara, Michael and myself, we offer our sincere condolences to you, Annie, and your entire family. God Bless.

Jeffrey Marcel

So sad to hear this. Kathy was a very pleasant and cheerful person. I am honored to have known her!

Dawn Covell

Kathy was a wonderful person who touched so many people's lives in so many ways. She was an angel here on earth and has returned home. I am so sorry for your loss Annie and TJ. She was so very proud of both of you.

Donald and Carol Lang

So sorry for your loss, she was a very sweet lady!

Marilyn and Gary Stephenson

Our deepest condolences to the family. Kathy was a beautiful person and a devoted mother. We met through daycare and scouts and our sons will be heartbroken. Kathy was such a warm loving person and always had a smile on her face. Wishing the family peace in the days ahead.

Donna and Rick LaChance

Kathy was such a beautiful person - we are so very sorry for the family and friends that loved
her so dearly. May their memories comfort them during this very difficult time.

Patricia Jurcsak(Hewitt)

Dr. Kelly and family, I am so sad to hear about Kathy passing away. She was a very sweet woman and was always smiling!! She would come into Hannaford to do her grocery shopping and when I had a chance to go and talk with her she always so pleasant. We enjoyed talking to one another. I will miss you, Kathy and fly high with your angel wings and enjoy your new life!

Deborah and Steve Bush

Kathy was one of the sweetest, most loving women we've ever met. She made incredible cookies. You had to grab quick, because they went quick. We are so sorry for your loss. She will always be in our hearts forever.

Wayne and Cheryl Williams

She was such a beautiful soul. God reserves a special place in heaven for people like Kathy.

All our love and condolences to her family.

Lorey Wilkins

So sorry for your loss, sweet lady, so young

Mike and Donna Biss

A truely nice woman. We are saddened at her passing but know the joy she brought to her family.

Annette Bechard Haley

I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy was a wonderful lady and we will remember her fondly.

Terri Bryant

So sorry for your loss. She was always a bright light in any room.

Karen Pettigrew

Kathy was such a gentle soul! My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.