In Loving Memory of Kathy M. O'Day

April 01, 1958
Naperville, IL
February 20, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Saturday 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

March 02, 2019


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Celebration of Kathy's Life

Saturday, March 2, 2019 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Family Gathering


Brain Aneurysm Foundation

269 Hanover Street # 3,
MA 02339 (

Kathy M. O'Day

Kathy O’Day, long time resident of Fairfield, CT, unexpectedly passed away on February 20, 2019 at the age of 60 due to complications after suffering a brain aneurysm. Kathy is survived by her sister Joan (Frank) Martino of Norfolk, MA; her children Bradley, Bryan and Brittany Coutermash; her fiancé James Orosz and her niece Abby (Tyler) Hewitt of Marion, IN. Kathy was born on April 1, 1958 in Illinois to Joseph and Marie O’Day. She graduated from New Canaan High School in 1976. Kathy spent much of her early adult life as a stay-at-home mom and later went on to be the office manager for Marquee Pools & Service for the past two decades. Kathy was a devoted mother and avid dog lover. Those who had the pleasure of meeting Kathy know just how loving, generous, compassionate and comical of a person she was. She had many different breeds of dogs throughout her life before discovering the poodle breed in 2004. Kathy instantly fell in love with the breed. She would slowly progress into grooming and eventually go on to have one of her poodle’s (Gordon) compete and earn the title of Grand Champion. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Victor Martin. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy and research funding. Please visit for more information.

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20 Guestbook Entries for Kathy M. O’Day

  1. We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She will be deeply missed.

  2. I am so, so very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Jimmy and family – you are in my thoughts at this terrible time.

  3. I only new Kathy a short time but will never forget her. Loved her energy. I am sorry to all that have lost her.

  4. Zac and I will miss Kathy a lot, though he doesn’t know it, being a dog. Such a kind person! I am truly sorry for your loss.

  5. Brian, Jimmy & Family,I will miss talking to Kathy. We always shared a laugh. Please accept my condolences on her sudden the passing. Maria DeFelice

  6. Our deepest and sincerest condolences to you all at this difficult time. Kathy will be remembered always and thought of often. May God bless you all.

  7. I am very sorry for your loss , Kathy was a wonder person . She was always full of life , she will be missed . God bless .

  8. Brad, Bryan, Brittany and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy’s sudden death has been
    such a shock to all who knew her. Such a lively spirit will be missed. With deepest sympathy,
    Ann Curran

  9. My condolences to Jimmy and to Kathy’s children. I was broken hearted to hear about Kathy. We have been friends since high school and she was a truly caring and nurturing person. I was lucky to call her my friend. Even though we didn’t see each other often, when we did get together we were still the same close friends we have always been. Kathy had such a gift for making others feel good about themselves. She could always make me laugh. That is my best memory of her. I will truly miss her.

  10. So very sorry for Kathy’s sudden passing. All too soon. My deepest thoughts and prayers to her family in these sad and difficult times.

  11. Sending my condolences. I knew Kathy through Marquee. She was a beautiful person and I had been thinking of her just this past week (that I needed to call her) and fondly remembering several conversations and also when she stopped over and talked to me about dog grooming. She will be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers for those she left behind.

  12. It is with deep heartache that I received this sad news. Having known Kathy for over 15 years, I find it very sad to loose such a wonderful person. She was such an asset to the team of Marquee Pools & Service, accomodating every clients needs no matter how difficult. I will sure miss that greeting she always gave me. May those sharing heaven with her appreciate how very special she is. Rest peacefully.

  13. So so sorry to hear. She was a dynamo love. Rest In Peace. She will always be with you and you with her. There’s nothing like a mother’s love. You are in our hearts thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies.

  14. In your hands, O Lord,
    we humbly entrust Kathy O’Day
    In this life you embraced Kathy with your tender love;
    deliver her now from every evil
    and bid her eternal rest.
    The old order has passed away:
    welcome Kathy into paradise,
    where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain,
    but fullness of peace and joy
    with your Son and the Holy Spirit
    forever and ever.

  15. We are customers of Marquee Pools, and are deeply saddened by this news. I always enjoyed speaking with Kathy, and glad I got to meet her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and with Marquee.

  16. I just found out about Kathy , I’m in shock. I’ve known her for 23 yrs and considered her one of my dearest friends even tho we never actually met in person . I so looked forward to our “chats” .We talked @ everything from kids, animals and work ,our most quoted phrase every March ” I hate the pool business” , to family and lifes’ ups and downs. No one could be more blunt, honest, funny or caring. Every year we would say we were going to get together for a few drinks and then the season started and we were both too busy. I’ll regret that forever.My deepest condolences to her family, fiancé and Jim and her Marquee Family. You all lost a truly amazing person, loyal employee, loving mother and dear friend, she was a force to be reckoned with! Kathy, I’ll be toasting to you on Sunday. God speed