Mary Ellen (Murphy) Kinzly

July 17, 2023


Kinzly, Mary Ellen (nee Murphy)

Age 84, of the City of Tonawanda, July 17, 2023. Wife of the late Judge Richard F. Kinzly who passed away in 2003. Mother of Leanne Kolepp and Richard (Sonya) Kinzly, grandmother of Marlea, Tarynn and Kellen Kolepp, Dexter and Kasper Kinzly, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (nee Dryer) Murphy, sister of Eugene (Margie) Murphy, the late Patricia (living spouse Don) Less and Linda (living spouse Bill) Bruns and special loved one to Sharon and Christopher. Mary Ellen was a 1955 graduate of Tonawanda High School, a flight attendant for PanAm Airlines, she earned a BA in English at LeMoyne College and a master’s degree in English Education from Canisius College, she was an English teacher at Starpoint High School  and was active in politics in the Tonawandas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 21, 2023 at 10 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, 71 Adam Street in Tonawanda. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Memories and condolences may be shared at 


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Mass of Christian Burial
July 21, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, Tonawanda


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