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Isabella “Pat” Kemp c. 1925

Photo Courtesy of Joe McColgan

Isabella McColgan Kemp succumbed to a long illness on January 11, 2005 at 3:00a.m. in New Jersey, USA.   She was the daughter of Mary Jane Tinneny and John Patrick McColgan of Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia.  She was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey on May 20, 1911.  Pat was just under four years old when her mother died and along with her 3 siblings she was placed in an orphanage. She was taken out of the orphanage and was raised by her mother’s brother John Tinneny and his wife Alice in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia.   

She attended Holy Family School in Manayunk from which she graduated in 1927 with a certificate in bookkeeping.  On June 29, 1935 she married Joseph Charles Kemp in Philadelphia.  She and Joe had three children Joseph Charles Jr., Sally Ann and Margaret Mary.  They raised their children in the family home at 3679 Eveline Street in Philadelphia and were members of Saint Bridget’s Catholic Church in the East Falls section of the city. 

Pat was predeceased by her husband, her daughter Peggy and her son Joe.  She is survived by her daughter Sally and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The viewing was held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Mcilvaine's Funeral Home, Midvale and Frederick St., East Falls followed by Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Bridget's Church, Midvale Avenue.   She was buried at  Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 4001 West Cheltenham Ave. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania just outside Philadelphia.


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