BLUMM, PAULINE KENNEDY, born June 26, 1921 in Belfast, Ireland, died peacefully after a brief illness on April 28, 2011 in Sebring, Florida, surrounded by her loving husband, Stanley Blumm, her son Patrick Doyle and grandson Kyle of Port Dickinson, N.Y., her daughter, Kerrie Smothers and husband Roger of Binghamton, N.Y., stepsons Robert Blumm of Eugene, Ore., and Richard Blumm of Bethesda, Md.
Pauline, Polly as she was known, grew up in Endicott, N.Y., and was graduated from Union Endicott High School. She enjoyed an idyllic life with husband Stanley, traveling extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Alaska, Ireland, England, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and others. She was an excellent golfer and a member of Harder Hall Golf Club in Sebring, and Dimmock Hills Golf Club in Binghamton, N.Y. She loved to take every opportunity to golf with her husband, in women? leagues, and with her grandchildren.
For the past 27 years Polly and Stan were Florida residents, and divided their time between Sebring and Vestal, N.Y., a suburb of Binghamton.
Polly was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who had an infectious sparkle in her eyes. She loved to give to her family, and looked for every opportunity to help those she loved in any way she could. Others were drawn to her gentle nature. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed summer picnics with her family. A devout Catholic, she was a testament to her faith. Polly had the rare gift of enriching the lives of everyone she met. She was loved and admired by her family as well as by all those who knew her, and will be deeply missed.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen Camilli, her parents, Edward Kennedy and Johanna Quinlan Kennedy, and sisters, Teresa Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Carr and Rita Kennedy Doyle.
Polly is survived by her husband, Stanley W. Blumm, son Patrick Doyle and wife Deborah, daughter Kerrie Doyle Smothers and husband Roger, and stepsons Robert Blumm and wife Cecile and Richard Blumm. She is also survived by special granddaughter, Kim Camilli of Santa Margarita, Ca., grandchildren Kyle, Megan and Allison Doyle, Evan, Cole and Noah Smothers, David and Scott Camilli, Rebecca Conners and husband David, Natalie Blumm Smith and husband Scott, Eliza McIntyre, Andrew and Madeline Blumm, and seven great grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Binghamton. Internment will be in the Kennedy family plot in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, N.Y.
A celebration of Polly' life will be held, Tueday November 1, at 2:00 pm at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring.
Donations in her memory can be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105, or to Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring.
Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in her Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.
Stanley W. Blumm, Husband
Patrick (Deborah) Doyle, Son
Kerrie Doyle (Roger) Smothers, Daughter
Robert (Cecile) Blumm, Stepson
Richard Blumm, Stepson
Kim Camilli, Granddaughter
Kyle, Megan and Allison Doyle
Evan, Cole and Noah Smothers
David and Scott Camilli
Rebecca (David) Conners
Natalie Blumm (Scott) Smith
Andrew and Madeline Blumm
and seven great grandchildren
Preceded In Death
Kathleen Camilli, Daughter
Edward Kennedy, Father
Johanna Quinlan Kennedy, Mother
Teresa Kennedy, Sister
Kathleen Kennedy Carr, Sister
Rita Kennedy Doyle, Sister
Place of Birth: Belfast, Ireland
Date Of Birth: June 26, 1921
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Date of Death: April 28, 2011
Funeral Mass will be conducted
St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church
in Binghamton, NY
A celebration of Polly' life will be held
Tueday November 1, at 2:00 pm
at Morris Funeral Chapel
307 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring