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Current & former students of retired teacher celebrate her life

Posted at 5:50 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 18:36:08-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Dozens of people in Niagara Falls are celebrating the life of Kate Muldoon, a retired theater teacher, friend and mentor.

Current and former students gathered on her lawn to sing her favorite song called 'For Good.'

"We think it really encompasses everything that she taught us through the years, and the fact that she's left a hand print on all of our hearts. And she's really truly changed us all for good," said Meagan Millar, a former student and current theater teacher.

"To say that she was charismatic is an understatement," said Cara Scott, a former student, "She was ever supporting and energetic, and kind."

Kate Muldoon taught in the Niagara Falls School District for 30 years. On Tuesday she she passed away after battling cancer.

Because of the Coronavirus, Muldoon's family isn't able to have a funeral or a wake. But her former students desperately wanted to celebrate her, and show what she truly meant to them.

"She helped me to believe in myself and my abilities and always pushed me," said Scott.

"She was really special to all of us and she did truly, truly change all of our lives for the better," said Millar.