Kathleen Sarah Groppe

July 27, 1936 - January 11, 2022

Kathleen Sarah Groppe, 85, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 32 years, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in Cape Coral. She was born

July 27, 1936 in New York, NY to Patrick and May Duggan, now deceased.

Kathleen was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral.   She was a graduate of Aquinas High School in The Bronx, her happiest moments were when she was with her family; her husband, sons, daughter in law, granddaughters and especially her sisters, brother, and assorted in-laws, nieces and nephews.  She loved them all.  She was also a passionate Yankee fan and followed the Syracuse Orange whenever she could.

She is survived by two loving sons, Robert Groppe (Deborah) of Queens, NY, and Daniel Groppe of Cape Coral; two siblings, Patrick Duggan of NY, and Anne Wright (Jack) of AZ; brother in law, Bill O’Donnel of Upper Saddle River, NJ; as well as two grandchildren, Megan and Devon.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Andrew Groppe in 2019; as well as her sister, Marion O’Donnel.

She was devoted to her husband, Robert and cared for him in the last years of his life.  She was a wonderful mother to her sons Daniel and Robert.  She adored her daughter in law Deborah and was fiercely proud of her grandchildren Megan and Devon.  She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and cherished them with all her heart.

Memorial Services will be held in NY at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com

Memorial Contributions in memory of Kathleen Sarah Groppe are suggested to https://tinyurl.com/2bbs4wpn

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Anne Duggan Wright Jan 13, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    My sister Kitty was the best sister and best friend anyone could have. She was always there for me no matter what dumb thing i was up to in my misspent youth. She was a friend to all and she and Robert were the favorite aunt and uncle to the family children. She always had time for anyone who needed it. I will miss her forever.

  2. Don moynihan Jan 13, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    So sorry to hear about Kathleen.
    We have so many happy memories of Kathleen and Robert here in Ireland and in USA.
    Gods speed Kathleen.
    Many thanks for all the happy memories.
    Don, Diane and boys.

  3. Noel, Pauline & family Jan 14, 2022 at 6:54 am

    Sincere condolences to all our Groppe, Duggan and other cousins. Kitty was the. most wonderful fun and brought great glamour to rural Ireland on her early visits.

    We also remember, at this sad time, Robert, Marion, Auntie May together with Auntie Annie, Gilbert and our Rutledge cousins.

    May they all Rest In Peace.

  4. Elizabeth Groppe Jan 15, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Because of being at long distance, the “Indiana Groppes” had very limited opportunities to spend time with Aunt Kitty and Uncle Robert — but the time we did have was precious. We treasure our memories of our visits with them so full of warmth, humor and laughter, and kindness Their profound love for Robert Patrick, Danny, Debbie, Megan, and Devon was always so evident.

  5. Michael and Sara Farrelly Jan 16, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Sincere sympathy to our Groppe and Duggan cousins on Kitty’s recent death. We have lovely memories of her and Robert Jnr in Kerry in the 60’s and later when Kitty and Robert visited us here in Dublin. Rest in Peace Kitty.

  6. Noreen O’Leary. (Cork) Jan 17, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Sincere sympathy to Danny, Robert, his family, extended Groppe and Duggan families on Kitty’s recent death RIP.

    Kitty and Robert looked after us so lovingly when we visited them in Cape Coral. Each time we met them over the years, here in Cork or in USA, their warmth, humour and sense of fun was always to the fore.

    Thanks for the memories, Kitty. May you rest in peace, re-united with your beloved Robert.

  7. Nick, Patricia, Andrew and Lu Moynihan Jan 17, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Kitty’s passing. She was such a beautiful person and we loved spending time with her here in Ireland over the years and on our visits to the States. I will never forget and am so grateful to her and Robert for all the places they took me, on my first visit to NY in the 1960’s.
    “A consciousness remains upon the silent shore of memory. Images and precious thoughts that shall not be, And cannot be destroyed.” Wm Wordsworth

    We are thinking of you all and sending our love and blessing.

    Rest in Peace dear Kitty (Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam)

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