September 1, 1952 ~ November 9, 2020

Born in: Amityville, NY
Resided in: Smithtown, NY

Kathleen Goulding passed away early on Monday, November 9, 2020, at the age of 68 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She leaves behind her beloved husband of thirty years, Peter Goulding; two devoted sons, James (Susan) and Matthew (Kim) Scholz ; an adorable granddaughter, Kendall, precious grandson, due in December; and two loving siblings, Tedi (John) and Tim (Joan).

Born in Amityville, she spent most of her life in New York state, living for the past 20 years in Smithtown. She was a strong, principled, and fun-loving woman who came from a close family. She completed her undergraduate degree (at Marymount Manhattan) and a graduate degree (at SUNY Maritime) while holding down a job and raising two children. Eventually, her long career took her to Estée Lauder, where she dealt with customs officials throughout the world, expediting the delivery of the company’s products to its customers.

She had a wide circle of friends and an unstinting commitment to them and to her family. She was first on the scene when a friend or family member needed help or support, ready with a big smile, a laugh, a comforting presence–and, often, one or two Estée Lauder products. Throughout her life, she was sustained by her deep Catholic faith. When she retired, she spent much of her time as a volunteer for St. Patrick’s of Smithtown Legion of Mary. Her compassion, her vivacity, and her commitment will live on and will comfort and inspire the many people whose lives she touched.

Wake at Branch Funeral Home Smithtown NY Friday November 13th 4-8 PM. Mass at St Patrick’s RC Church Smithtown Saturday November 14th at 9:30 and will be live streamed via the church’s website.


Visitation: November 13, 2020 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: November 14, 2020 9:30 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St

Private- Cremation:

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  1. I am so very sorry to hear of Kathleen’s passing. She was a true lady, in every sense of the word. My prayers and best wishes to her family. Rest in peace.

  2. I will always remember Kathleen, full of energy, full of kindness.
    May God’s Grace support you at this time of immense grief.
    May Time heal your wounds, sooner rather than later, and replace them with Happy Memories.

  3. Kathleen was a wonderful woman and a great friend. We will always cherish the great times that we had together. Our prayers and May she Rest In Peace.

  4. Dear Peter,
    We wish to offer our heartfelt condolences with the passing of your beloved wife and our colleague Kathleen. You will need a lot of strength and courage to deal with this enormous loss.
    Our thoughts are with you Peter.
    Warm Regards Carita & Peter.

  5. candlePlease accept my warmest condolences. I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Kathleen. She was truly an inspiration to me. I will miss her dearly.

  6. Kathleen was one of the first people I met with when I came to Lauder during my orientation. Not only her extensive knowledge, but her kindness and incredibly upbeat attitude made a profound impression on me. I always looked forward to her visits to Pennsylvania — she always greeted everyone with the warmest, most genuine smile that truly lit up the room.

    My thoughts are with Peter and all of Kathleen’s family for this tremendous loss of an incredible soul.

  7. candleDear Peter ,
    i empathize with you in the sadness
    am sure that the many years with wonderful memories of you together will get you through this
    much support to you , the family and friends
    a big hug to your lovely granddaughter

  8. Dear Peter,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. It was always a joy to work. She always brightened every room she entered. May her memories bring you peace.
    My thoughts are with you,

  9. I am honored and blessed to have known Kathleen. She was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss her deeply. She’ll always be in my heart. I will never forget her.. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  10. Kathleen was such a beautiful person with a big heart. She’s souring with the angels now. My condolences to Peter and family.

  11. Kathleen was such a beautiful and kind soul. She’s souring with the angels now. My condolences to Peter and family.

  12. candleDear Peter and Family
    My heart goes out to all of you. Kathleen was such a kind, generous soul. I have no doubt she is heaven looking out for you!
    Mary Lou


  13. candleDear Peter,
    We were so sorry to hear that Kathleen had passed.She was a truly unique person and a wonderful friend who will be missed dearly. We pray for you and we pray that Kathleen is now at peace.

  14. Very sorry to hear of Kathleen’s illness and passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and the rest of the family at this time. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

  15. candleKathy was always a fun-loving kind and gentle soul she will be greatly missed. My condolences to her loving family. May she rest in peace.

  16. candleI am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I graduated with her from HS and reunited with her ten years ago at our fortieth reunion. I always remember that smile! May God bless you all at this sad time.

  17. Peter and all the family, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Kathleen became fast friends about two years ago at treatment. She lit up the room and our hearts! She is greatly missed by my sister and myself.

  18. To Peter and family, I am very sorry for your tremendous loss. Kathleen became fast friends at treatment. She simple lit up the room and our hearts! I miss so much and cannot imagine how difficult this must be. I will never ever forget her.

  19. candleI know, Peter, it has been quite a number of years but I heard of your beloved wife, Kathleen passing, and wanted to send my deepest condolences. I remember my late Dad, Sergio— as well as my
    late Mom, Louise— the wonderful Traffic Dinners. Working in Transportation at Bristol- Myers as well and have never forgotten you and Kathleen. May you and yours know although the pain is so hard, Kathleen is resting with the Lord and her love will live on with her great spirit, in your hearts always!
    With my Prayers, Love and Synpathy Always Christina Maddalena

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