Kathleen Ellen Fleming


Kathleen Ellen (Shehan) Fleming, a 50-year resident of Pershing Avenue, Niagara Falls, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the home of her son, Mark, while receiving care from Niagara Hospice. She was born in London, England on July 26, 1923, and was the daughter of John and Ellen (Kelly) Shehan.
She attended schools in England and worked as a nurse during World War II, moved to Canada, and eventually settled in Niagara Falls. Kathleen was very proud of her English Heritage, living her life in that fashion. There was always a pot of tea, cookies and chocolates in her home. She took pride in her gardens, and enjoyed knitting, baking and reading. Above all, she was always a very loving and supportive mother and nana to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who never missed a game or event. She will be missed beyond words.
Kathleen worked for over 45 years as a medical transcriptionist at Mount St. Mary's Hospital and worked for the former Niagara Catholic High School.
She is survived by her children, Maura Bruno (Tim Sullivan) of Grand Island, Mark Fleming of the Town of Wheatfield, Melinda (Tom) Lamb of Haddonfield, NJ, Michael (Barbara) Fleming of Niagara Falls, and MaryEllen Fleming McKean of Niagara Falls; grandchildren, Joseph and Jessica Bruno, Andrew (Elizabeth) Lamb, Rachel Lamb (Andy Malik) and Amelia Lamb, Ryan (Jack Shea) Fleming, Olivia and Taylor Fleming (Pat Conte), and Alanna and Jacob McKean; four great-grandchildren, Joseph, Asher, Hannah and Tristan Lamb. She was predeceased by her daughter, Maureen; her son, Matthew and her brother, Leslie Shehan.
The family will be present on Sunday from 12 Noon until 4 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls. The interment will be held privately for the family.
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Published on July 12, 2019
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Andrea (Patterson), Ryan and Evan Hindman
Jul 23, 2019
We were so sorry to hear of Kathleen's passing. Lucky to have met her those few times at Yubb's in all her English-glory and fawning over Evan. Sending our love and support at this difficult time to Mark and the Fleming family.
Mary Beth Spacone
Jul 16, 2019
Dear Fleming Family,
Sending my sincere condolences for your loss. Mrs. Fleming was a truly kind woman. Ever graceful, humble and happy. May she watch over and comfort you until you are reunited.
Vic and Sharon Ketch
Jul 14, 2019
Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Mary Roche O'Reilly
Jul 14, 2019
To the Fleming clan, may you each be comforted by one another in your loss. Your mother was a sweet as could be to the neighbor kids - good memories. God bless each of you and your families.
Christianne Caggiano
Jul 14, 2019
Please accept my condolences and prayers. I remember Kathleen. I was president of the "Overseas Wives Club". I am an old lady now. Is a French War Bride, but most of our members were English.....Christianne
The long family
Jul 14, 2019
Your family is in our prayers. My god carry her name to the angels!
Donna Angelucci
Jul 13, 2019
Arrive in Style was purchased for the family of Kathleen Ellen Fleming by Donna Angelucci.  Send flowers
Candida Gueli
Jul 13, 2019
I worked with Kathleen at MSMH for several years and those days that we worked together were some of the most pleasant times. She was always smiling and such a gracious lady. RIP Kathleen.
Robert Luskin
Jul 13, 2019
My name is Robert Luskin. My Mother and Kathleen were friends many years ago through the Overseas Wives Club. I often wondered what had become of the Fleming family. I can remember the Club family picnics at your house. I also saddened to hear of Matt's passing as he was the closest to me in age. My sincere condolences.
Lois webb
Jul 12, 2019
Our friend in transcription.
Nathan Tierney
Jul 12, 2019