Kathy Geraghty

Kathryn “Kathy” Ann Subbert Geraghty of Pinellas Park joined the angels Monday, November 1, 2021.  Born April 16, 1948, Kathy grew up in Fairmont, Minnesota and graduated from Fairmont High School (Class of 1966). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Comprehensive Social Sciences from St. Cloud State University (Minn.), and her Master’s of Science in teaching from the University of Wisconsin. She began  her teaching career in Wisconsin, then moved to Florida after marrying Peter Geraghty, spending nearly forty years on the faculty of Dixie M. Hollins High School. Kathy’s favorite subjects to teach were Economics, American National Government, and State and Local Government. At Hollins, she made a lasting impact; participating in the school’s mentoring program for first-year teachers, winning a National Science Foundation Scholarship, being named Pinellas County’s Adult Education Teacher of the Year and as a finalist for Teacher of the Year. Outside of school, Kathy loved to sew, knit, crochet, and bake all kinds of sweets (especially with her grandchildren). Kathy loved being around her family, kids and grandkids. She was an avid reader who could devour several books in a week, and she loved watching the Miami Hurricanes for any sport, just like her beloved husband Peter Geraghty.

Kathy was preceded in death by her loving parents, Anton and Helen Subbert, her brothers Roger and Ron Subbert, her adoring husband, Peter, and is survived by her children; son, Sean Patrick (Lorie), daughter Erin Eileen, son, Kyle Peter (Stacy), granddaughters; Brianna, Annaleah and Kathryn, grandsons; Landon, Mason and Troy, sister, Marcia Hoppe of Sioux Falls, SD, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.  A funeral mass will be held at 11am Saturday, December 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 7809 46th Way N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781.  Lunch will be served for all family and friends after the service at 6350 123rd Ave., Largo FL. 33773.  Interment at Bay Pines National Cemetery, beside her loving husband, Peter Geraghty, will be at a later date.

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Julie Pauley
2 months ago

Kathy will be missed by many. I enjoyed our text messages we shared.❤️
My love to her family.

Ken and Char Fagerlind
2 months ago

We had the privilege of meeting Kathy at her Grandchildren’s softball and baseball games. Her love for her family was so evident. May she rest in God’s arms.

Sherry Brindley
2 months ago

I’ll never forget our time spent together chatting at the Little League Baseball Field when Kyle and Billy were youngsters. Kathy will be missed! Bruce and I are very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family, Kyle.

Bonnie Mulholland
2 months ago

With deepest sympathy for the family.
May God be near and bless you with his comfort and peace.
Jack and Bon

Aria Cao
2 months ago

Rest in Peace Mrs. G🕊
Forever grateful for the times we shared laughs during her nail appointments. Love & prayers ❤️

2 months ago

Praying for your family.

The Swanson’
2 months ago

We send our heart felt condolences to Kyle/family and Sean/family and to Erin. We will truly miss you Cathy but know you are now with Pete. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Jeannie Wallace
2 months ago

She was a wonderful friend and mentor. Kathy left a lasting impact on students and faculty at Dixie Hollins. Hugs to her family.

Brenda Hankin
2 months ago

Kathy was an amazing woman.When I started at Dixie she took me under her wing and gave me hope that someday I could be as outstanding as her. The heavens have gained an amazing angel.

Joyce Williams
2 months ago

My condolences to Kathy’s children and family. May you be blessed 🙌 with cherished memories of her.

Jeri Grey
2 months ago

My sincere sympathy to her loved ones. I enjoyed working with her at Dixie Hollins.
My granddaughter Christa says she was one of her favorite teachers.
May she enjoy her Heavenly home!
Jeri Grey ✝️

Nancy Frioud
2 months ago

I am so saddened to see this. Kathy was a great person and teacher.

2 months ago

My sincere condolences to Kathy’s family. She was a wonderful person, colleague, and teacher. Her students always sang her praises about how they loved her as a teacher and mentor. May you Rest In Peace.🙏

Tracey McConnell
2 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember being in Mrs. Geraghty’s class. I always liked her class. It was obvious to me that she loved her subject and her students. I am very lucky I had a chance to be in her class.

Dee Brown
2 months ago

Sending my deepest sympathies to the family. May you find comfort in the times you shared making precious memories.

Sarah Altheim
2 months ago

She was an amazing teacher who imparted wisdom to all of her students. I still talk about her to this day and appreciate the impact she had on my education. My thoughts are with her family and lived ones.

Desiré Meridy
2 months ago

May love lift you in your time of mourning. Our Royal family will truly miss Kathy. We loved her, we love you. May Kathy rest and peace. 🕊❤️

Susan Stone
2 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are extended to Kathy’s family. She was an amazing teacher at Dixie Hollis and when I joined the staff there she took me in with open arms. She really connected with the AVID students and mentored them until graduation. Her presence in teaching will long be remembered by her students and her coworkers.

Paula Roberts
2 months ago

Kathy was an amazing, kind and loving person. I truly enjoyed working with her many years. She was especially proud of her children and grandchildren. I am sure she will be missed by all.
Our prayers and thoughts are with her family.

Loretta La More
2 months ago

My heartfelt condolences to the Geraghty family. Kathy was an amazing lady, she was always so kind and gracious. She was one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with.

1 month ago

We are so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all with much love -The Barnes Family

Charlotte T Higgins
1 month ago

Kathy was a great teacher who made a positive impact on so many students. She was very professional, creative, and caring. It was a pleasure to work with her for many years and I was pleased when my daughter was assigned to her class. Kathy loved her children and grandchildren very much and I hope happy memories will comfort all. Condolences to the Geraghty family.

Patrick Walker
1 month ago

Mrs. Kathy Geraghty was a beautiful light to all of her students. She was stern, but fair and caring. Most of all she was consistent. She always wanted to bring the best out of her students. As an educator myself I see some of the things that I do mirroring some of the things that she did. I also had the pleasure of Erin Geraghty teaching my son Patrick, and she has so many of those same positive qualities that her mother possessed. I know this has been difficult for the family, but having Mrs. Geraghty in your life enriched… Read more »

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