Katherine MGuinness
Died: May 2, 2019

Katherine Clare McGuinness, passed away suddenly on May 2nd 2019.  She was 31.  Katie was born on December 29, 1987 in Peekskill. She is survived by her son, Travis Garrett Dohan, whom she adored.  Katie is also survived by her father Brian McGuinness and her mother Cynthia McGuinness, and by her brothers Garrett McGuinness and his wife Laurie and their daughter (and Katie’s “mini me”) Kylie, and Patrick McGuinness, his wife Hoya (Chloe), and their children Brian, Serafina, and Kiera.   Katie’s life-long and dearest friends Deena Kinsella, Christine Kemp and Stephanie Eagans also survive.


A family statement reads,

“Our beautiful Katie was a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a dear friend. Her most important and treasured role was being mommy to her son, Travis.  Her love for him, was immeasurable.

Katie was known for her warm smile that could light up a room and a laugh that was contagious. She was silly, smart, compassionate, and extremely thoughtful. She had a heart of gold and loved her family and close friends fiercely.

She was incredibly talented with her artistic abilities that got her accepted to prestigious art schools such as Pratt university and FIT.  Her creative vision was unmatched. Art was her passion and was part of her soul.

She also loved music, long drives, coffee, cats, and creating fun memories with family and friends. She absolute loved a good belly laugh.  For all that knew and loved Katie knew that her favorite saying and life’s mantra was “stay true.” This was a perfect way to describe her heart. Her huge heart was the purest and simplest form of being just that, true.

Memorial Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Wednesday, May 8th and a Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 9th at the HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made in Katie’s name to Dysautonomia International. This is a non-profit organization that meant very much to Katie.  The organization seeks to improve the lives of individuals living with autonomic nervous system disorders as Katie did.”