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Kathleen Teresa Friedman

Kathleen Teresa Concannon Friedman, died on August 5, 2020 surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Thomas Concannon. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Melvin Friedman and her sisters Joanie Johnson and Mary Daughtry.

Kathleen enjoyed crafts, sewing, and traveling. She loved to visit the Whaleyville Recreation Center two to three times a week, she was a Red Hatter and a member Beta Sigma Phi.

She is survived by her daughter Jean Jackson and husband Corbett (Red) of Suffolk; grandchildren Dale Jackson (Marsha), and Charlene Sumrell (Phillip) all of Gates Co. NC; 5 great  grandchildren Nikki Matlock (Jeffery), Justin Jackson, Caleb Wallace, Tommy Spillman, and Austin Sumrell; 3 great great-grandchildren Blaid, Faith, and Mela; nieces Ellen Johnson Roch, and Donna Vitelli (Peter); great nephews Peter Vitelli, and Matthew Vitelli; and cousins Allanah Feeney, Mary Helen Foley, and Jimmy Concannon.

A memorial service will be held after burial at Long Island National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Blinded Veteran Association, 1101 King Street, Suite 300, Alexandra, VA 22314. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Jean and family, Im so sorry for the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and sending my deepest condolences.

Kay Hurley May 13 2021 12:00 AM

She was a lovely lady. I was blessed to have her in my life.

Brenda Brinkley May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Will miss Kay and all her knowledge of things and crafty talents. She was a friend to all and will be dearly missed. Prayers for the family.

Helen Blaylock May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Kay was a special lady. She will be missed. I enjoyed our many crafts, games, and puzzles. My deepest sympathy on your loss.

Barb Siry May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Jean and Family, On behalf of the Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I want to extend my sincerest sympathy to the family of Mrs Kay she was one of a kind could ask her any thing and she no the answer my prayers are with the family. Whaleyville Recreation Center

Teresa Alexander May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Jean and family. Sending you our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. Kay was a sweet lady and she will be missed by all.

Debbie and Ron Sadler May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Jean and family, so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Sending you our thoughts and prayers.

Vicki & Kenny Martin May 13 2021 12:00 AM

jean you know that I am with you for ever I loved aunt kay and will be there for you please know that I love you just as much your cousin ellen

ellen johnson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Jean and Red, We are here for you. We love you very much. Aunt Kay was one of a kind. I can't thank her enough for everything she has done for me. I will always love and miss her. Anything you need we are here We love all of you. Love, your cousins Donna, Peter, Peter and Matthew

Donna Vitelli May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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