Kathryn Faughey
Date of birth: 30-12-1951
Date of death: 12-02-2008

Dr. Faughey was a good psychologist, a terrific person and she had a big heart. Her tragic death is a great loss to all of ...

Dr. Faughey was a good psychologist, a terrific person and she had a big heart. Her tragic death is a great loss to all of us.

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  • 1 year, 9 months
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    Dr. Faughey was my psychotherapist, over twenty years ago. I only saw her for a little while, but she was great. She was also one of my sister's closest friends. They met when they were training in radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering decades ago. My sister made radiology her expertise since then. I found out about her demise on the Web, and was totally heartbroken. I let my sister know immediately. She was devastated. She couldn't say less than great things about her. She knew a few members of my family. None of them took her demise well. She was a wonderful individual. May she rejoice in the Eternal Presence of our Creator.

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  • 2 years, 8 months
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    She was my therapist for 15 years and for once I could tell someone anything and be understood. I struggle now to find a replacement for her. Intelligence, decency, empathy, compassion... that was Dr. F. I think of her often and miss her still.

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  • 2 years, 8 months
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    She was my therapist for 15 years and for once I could tell someone anything and be understood. I struggle now to find a replacement for her. Intelligence, decency, empathy, compassion... that was Dr. F. I think of her often and miss her still.

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  • 2 years, 11 months
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    I still remember the day as if it was yesterday, when I heard the terrible news. I was in a state of shock. I felt sick to my stomach for a long time, and I shed many tears. I can't even begin to imagine how her family was affected by this. I pray that God has given them the strength to survive this.

    During my years of therapy with Dr. Faughey, I learned so much about myself, she really changed my life. I always wanted to call her or write to her aferwards, just to say "hello", and let her know how much she had touched my life. I never dared to contact her thinking that I would be violating some type of doctor/patient etiquette. I now regret not doing so. She was a very special, warm and loving person. I will forever be grateful.

    May you rest in peace, Dr. Faughey.....you are greatly missed!

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  • 3 years, 8 months
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    Bill,
    I am one of Kathryn's sisters, Bernadette. I saw you at her funeral at the back of the church and I wanted to go over and give you a hug for what you went through at that time. But then the funeral started and I was called away. I have thought of you often as I still read the Martin guitar forum from time to time for comfort. I remember the guitar piece you put together for Kathryn on that forum and it touched me (and all my siblings)deeply. I just want to say that I am so happy you are doing very well - Kathryn would be proud and happy for you. What a great way to honor such a special woman, by taking what we learned from her and being the best we can be. Take care of yourself. I am glad you are doing well! Thank you all for your memories and thoughts of Kathryn.

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    1 year, 7 months

    Pat Whelan family friend:

    I was so sorry to hear of the tragic death of Kathryn. It has been a long time since I have seen her or any of the Faughey Clan on the stoop in Sunnyside/Woodside. My thoughtsand prayers go out to all of you. Pat Whelan

  • 3 years, 9 months
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    I remember sitting at Nazareth Borough Park with Kathryn and Walter playing a private little concert for them on K's own guitar. I played a new composition for them. Kathryn asked me "what were you thinking (or feeling) when you wrote it?" I didn't know what to say. I just wanted to compose something in the Spanish style and tradition and it turned out the way it did. But she said she could hear such tension in the music. It wasn't conscious on my part, but I suppose something deeper than words was coming through in the music and she picked up on it. Well, I have to say she had great taste in music. Haha.
    Wish we could have had more time and I could have gotten to know Kathryn better but very grateful for the time we did have. It's coming up on three years now since she was taken from us and it's still hard. I wish she could be here to see how much I've changed and grown in those years. I was really in a bad spot and pretty messed up when I last talked to her. She offered to help and was very concerned. I wish I could just tell her-Thank You!-I'm ok now. I'm doing very well and I'll be fine. I'm going to make it.

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    Dr. Faughey profoundly changed my life. During my time with her, I grew so much has a person, finally able to let go of a toxic parent and learning to be kind to myself.

    My favorite quote she gave me is this:

    "One of the healthiest things you can do is take care of yourself. Offer understanding and consideration to yourself"

    This was in relation to an issue I was having with a boyfriend; however, it can be used in any situation really.

    It's a very simple phrase but it's one that still helps me today.

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  • 6 years, 8 months
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  • 6 years, 8 months
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    Dr. Faughey was a great therapist. She lighted up my life. I will miss her sssooooooo........

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