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Kathleen Moody

November 30, 1948 — July 21, 2022

Kathleen Joyce (Downs) Moody of Bloomingdale, NY passed away at Adirondack Medical Center July 21st, 2022 with her loving daughters, Kathy & Jackie at her side. Her passing had come as a shock as she had fought and overcame incredible odds for the past 7 years. Her strength and will to carry on for her family had defied numerous medical prognoses.

Kathleen was born on November 30, 1948, the daughter of Paul and Norma (Downs) Williams of Upper Jay, NY, she is survived by her ex-husband, Wesley Moody of Saranac Lake, NY; her brother: Burt Williams and sister: Bonnie Lawrence of Upper Jay, NY, and her two daughters: Kathy Ann Woodruff (Scott) of Saranac Lake and Jaquelyn (Stephen) Niederbuhl of Bloomingdale, NY. her step children, Dorothy and Larry Norton of Peru, Alan and Debbie Moody of Saranac Lake, and Patrick and Sami Dupree of Bloomingdale, NY.

Kathleen was predeceased by her step son Richard Moody of Saranac Lake.

Kathleen’s pride and joy were her grandchildren: Holley McCormick and Lillian

(Linda) Niederbuhl, Alex Chirlin and Sara Vacks of Boston, Mass, Cameron & Erika Moody of

Bloomingdale, Ryan & Jackie Moody of Albany, Ashley and Larry Norton, Megan & Mellisa

Moody of Bloomingdale and several beautiful great grandchildren whom she adored.

Originally from Upper Jay NY, her roots had been planted in several places like Lake Placid, NY, Harrisville NY, Saranac Lake, NY & Edison, New Jersey where she and Wes owned and ran a garden center.

Her final residence was Bloomingdale, NY at the Overlook Apartments where she had made some great friends and neighbors.

Kathleen’s life revolved around racing for many years as she worked as track accountant and

manager for Airborne Speedway, Albany Saratoga Speedway and Devil’s Bowl Speedway, VT

under CJ Richards and the Champlain Valley Racing Association. Thereafter, she adored

following the career of her favorite driver, Patrick Dupree. She then spent the remainder of her

working career at Cornell Uihlein Farm in Lake Placid where she got to work with her brother,

Burt and several cousins for many years.

Competitive in her nature, she loved playing pool, softball, and was relentless in rummy. She

was strong willed, quick witted and always up for a heated debate with her smart-alec nephews.

A beautiful person through and through, she took care of everyone she could. The shirt off her

back or the food on her plate...

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. Services will be Thursday July 28th from 11:00am until 2:00pm at the Funeral Home with formal graveside services held at Jay Central Cemetery following at 3 pm.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, July 28, 2022

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Service

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jay Center Cemetery

, Jay, NY 12941

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Interment

Jay Center Cemetery

, Jay, NY 12941

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