March 18, 1943 ~ July 12, 2023
Katylee McInerney, age 80, of Vienna, Virginia passed away at home on July 12, 2023 with her loving husband Joseph at her side, after a five year struggle with cancer. Katy’s family and many friends will remember her consequential life — her love of the Lord Jesus, her gift for friendship and humor, her courage in the face of illness and pain, and how to live out God’s gift of life with joy and grace.
Katylee was the loving daughter of Harold and Georgia Shunk of Miami, Florida; beloved wife of Joseph; mother of Kristen, d. (Kurt), Michael (Gwyn), Matthew (Shelly), and Erin (Paul); grandmother of Olivia (Matthew), Andrew (Shelby), Ivy (Ben), Ellie Grace, Scarlett, Tullah, Spencer, Emma, and Tyler; and stepmother via Joseph to Jason (Mili) and grandsons Jasoncito, Jeremy and Justin. She is also survived by six great grandchildren.
Professionally Katylee was an educational researcher, curriculum writer, and an award winning science teacher. Prior to her cancer diagnosis in 2018, she was a dedicated Eucharistic Minister at St. Agnes Church, captain of the Christ House cooking team, and an active participant in parish prayer ministries. In addition, Katy will be remembered for her many arts and crafts skills: cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, drawing, piano and organ playing, and her calligraphic writing via letters of encouragement she sent to family, neighbors, and friends. Katylee delighted in babies and children and took special pride in the “gooey in the middle” brownies and cookies she prepared for neighborhood youngsters of all ages.
The Viewing/Wake will take place at Money and King Funeral Home (171 Maple Avenue W. in Vienna, VA 22180) from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday July 23rd. Free parking is available. Katylee McInerney’s funeral Mass will be held at St. Agnes Church (1910 N. Randolph Street Arlington, VA, 22207) at 10:30am on Monday, July 24th. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow the Mass. Private burial will follow after the reception.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Katylee’s name to Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22603 (Attention: Leslie Mathew), or online via giving.christendom.edu with Katylee’s name in the memo line.
Visitation: July 23, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Money & King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180
Mass of Christian Burial : July 24, 2023 10:30 am
St Agnes Catholic Church
1910 N Randolph St
Arlington, VA 22207