NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Kathryn A. “Kitty” Kelly, 78 of New Castle, passed away Saturday morning, September 24, 2022, in her home.

Mrs. Kelly was born April 24, 1944, in New Castle, a daughter of John “Vincent” English and Virginia Mae (Fortney) English.

A lifelong area resident, she graduated from New Castle High School in 1962.

An exceptional seamstress, Kitty worked for the Clara Brown Shoppe as a young woman and later operated a sewing and clothing repair business out of her home.

Kitty was a member of Victory Christian Church, Coitsville, Ohio.

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed quilting.

Kitty is survived by a daughter, Marissa “Missy” Sipe of Washington, Pennsylvania; two sons, Francis “Leslie” Sipe and Christopher Sipe, both of New Castle; two brothers, Vincent English of Edwardsville, Illinois and David English of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Gloria Cowan (Lee) of New Wilmington; a granddaughter, Courtney Sipe and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Kitty was preceded in death by a son, Preston “Tracy” Sipe.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

A television tribute will air Thursday, September 29 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.