In Memory of



Obituary for Kathleen Scaglione

​July 3, 2023, Kathleen Scaglione of Armonk, NY, passed quietly and peacefully with
family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Kathy was born in Yonkers, NY,
on June 12, 1973, to Irene (Washienko) and William Powers, and grew up in
Pleasantville, NY, graduating from Pleasantville High School in 1991 and Pace
University in 1996. In 1999 she married her beloved husband, James Scaglione, and
they settled in Armonk, NY. She began working for Bresnan Communications and Little
Sparrows Nursery before shifting her full-time devotion to raising her children, Nicholas
and Olivia. Kathy was passionately devoted to her children and her extended family.
She loved attending Nicholas’s football, basketball, and baseball games and Olivia’s
basketball games and choir concerts, where she was a reliably fierce and vocal
cheerleader. She came to love the chivalry of Big 10 Football and was prodigious in the
uncommon harmony she forged in her devotion to longtime rivals, The Ohio State
University Buckeyes and the University of Michigan Wolverines - where her children
attended college. She loved drinking a perfectly mixed French martini, watching reality
T.V., and being with family on annual vacations to Cape Cod and the Jersey Shore. She
would never miss an occasion to host family and friends at her home, where she would
go above and beyond to spread her love through her cooking and baking. Her passion
for baking led to her flourishing business, “Kathy’s Cookies,” which was fast becoming
known for arrestingly artful and one-of-a-kind cookie designs that graced tables at
birthdays, graduations, and celebrations of all kinds. Her laugh was purely infectious,
and her vibrant personality lit up any room. Her enormous heart left us way too soon,
but her laughter is now the lark’s song that echoes in Heaven’s Garden. Kathy is
predeceased by her father, William Powers, mother-in-law Carmen Scaglione and
brother-in-law Anthony Scaglione. She is survived by her mother, Irene Powers, her
loving husband, James, and her two beautiful children, Nicholas and Olivia. She is also
survived by her brother William Powers (Sari), sister Karyn Freder (Drew), brother
Thomas Powers (Stephanie) as well as her father-in-law William Scaglione, and in-laws
William Scaglione Jr. (Denise), Colleen Sullivan-Scaglione-Neglia (Eric), and Karen Di
Pietro (Giocondo). She leaves numerous nieces and nephews whom she unendingly
doted upon: Mark, Michael, Anthony, Riley, Jack, Katharine, Jason, Justin, Jessica, and
Matthew. The family will receive friends at the Beecher Funeral Home, 418 Bedford

Road, Pleasantville, NY, on Friday, July 7th, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s R.C. in Armonk, NY, on Saturday, July 8th at 10
AM. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne. In lieu of
flowers, please send donations in her name to Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East
Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, which greatly aided her at the end of her life.
Donations can also be made at or by phone at (914) 242-8352.