Kathleen Soto

Kathleen Soto, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on August 24, 2020. She was 73.

Ms. Soto was born on November 26, 1946 in the Bronx to the late Robert and Kathleen (Russell) Bunten. She was pre-deceased by her husband Fruto Soto; her sisters, Elaine Moran and Irene Jimenez; and her brother, Robert Bunten. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Soto, Erik Soto, and Jason Korz; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her sister, Margaret Gallardo.

Visiting will be Friday from 4-8pm, with a funeral service at 7:30pm, at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Interment will be private.



  1. Barbara Tucker on August 25, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to one of the loveliest people I ever knew. You will always be in my heart.

  2. Marc douglas on August 25, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Our condolences to the family
    God bless her
    Very nice lady I must say
    Prayers up
    Blessings down upon her n family
    So sorry 4 ur loss
    The douglas family

  3. Genevieve Narron on August 25, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Words can not express how saddened I am to hear of your passing. I am grateful to have known you as a mother in law and as a grandmother to my children. You always made me laugh Kathy. I remember you and Fruto always happy and smiling together! You would always bring Dunkin Donuts on Christmas mornings, baskets for the kids on Easter, and laughter whenever you were around. I remember going over to your house in the Bronx and you would always put the movie Spaceballs on for kids. You would always have the Benadryl ready for me when I would visit your house cause you knew I was allergic to your cats. I remember your funny sayings like “ whosie what’s it”. Kathy you will be greatly missed! I know Fruto is happy to be with you again! Rest In Peace Kathy.

  4. Felipe Gallardo on August 25, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    To my dear sister in law Cathy that I loved so much and I will greatly miss, you will always be in my heart ! I always loved playing tricks on you!!! May God take care of you and Fruto now you are together again I will miss you forever,!!!!! I love you , your brother in law , Philip

  5. The Murphys in Florida on August 25, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Joe we are sorry for your loss. May she R.I.P.

    • Janet Devaney on August 25, 2020 at 11:24 pm

      Condolences to the Soto family. Cathy you will be greatly missed by your family and friends. All the years I know you we always had lots of laughs. When I remember you it’s always with a smile.
      Now I have to admit I’m older than you because it’s in print. I am sure you are enjoying that.
      May you Rest In Peace and God welcome you with open arms. Fondly, Janet and Ed Devaney

    • Desmond Tobin. on August 27, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      My Condolences From myself and speaking from my whole Family, I had the benefit of knowing your mother growing up in the Neighborhood, She was always a strong
      positive influence in all our lives and will never be forgotten, God Bless Joey, Eric, And Jason you will always Be in our Prayers!

  6. Nino DiNatale on August 26, 2020 at 12:40 am

    It’s truly a sad day, for the short time I knew you you were an energetic kind person that brought a smile to those around you, you are and will be missed. Thank you for being a friend, Nino and Linda

  7. Kim Mefina on August 26, 2020 at 12:45 am

    All prayers, love and strength to all of you. We were greatly sadden to hear of your moms passing. My parents, myself, my brother Gil and my sister Sandy have wonderful memories of all you especially your Mom. Your Mom gave me mu first baby sitting job watching Jason as you n Eric play ball.She was a kind, gentle, loving soul and left us with a special place on our hearts. To speak her name “Kathy” you smile. Thank you all for sharing her with us. Gods blessings and healings
    Medina FaMily

  8. Tina Alessandro on August 26, 2020 at 2:19 am

    Dear Kathy
    It’s so hard to believe you are now gone too. Growing up you were everyone’s Mom. A funny kind woman. The banter and funny times and things said between you and my Father In Law Rocco Alessandro were the best memories we will never forget. Riding your bicycle around the neighborhood you knew everyone and everyone knew you. Grateful our kids got to meet you when you did movies in the park here on Morris Park at Loreto Park. The good ones are never forgotten, and are truly missed. Say hi to my mother in law Andrea and father Anthony for me. May you rest in peace.
    Love Tina Alessandro Chris & Family

  9. Cassandra Anderson on August 27, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    You Are Missed And We Loved You,
    And Your Family Kathy,
    I’ll Never Forgett Your Smile Our Walks And Most Of All Our Conversations..
    And The Pictures of My Gardening and or Outings,That We Enjoyed Together,
    How You Watched Over Your Room Mates
    And I Tried To Have You Play More Then 1 Card At Bingo..
    How We Laughed..I
    Called You A Chicken And You Called Me A Cheater lol
    Pls Watch Over Us..You and Never will I forget my friend Kathleen Soto
    Cassandra and Your 6fl Family..@ Recc

  10. Tracey Banks on August 28, 2020 at 12:14 am

    We send our deepest condolences to the Soto family. Over the past few years, Kathy has become family to us. She was my aunt’s roommate always looked out for her.
    During our visits, we would always have good convos and lots of laughs. Kathy was always sweet❤.
    Now Kathy you are free from all the madness down here.
    Fly high Kathy you will be missed! We love you❤
    The Lucas Family

  11. Erik Soto on September 11, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    I still can’t believe you’re gone there’s this huge hole in my heart that will never be replaced in my eyes you were larger then life and still are. As long as I can remember you’ve been there for me throughout the good and bad and everything in between some of my greatest memories are with you wither it’s us going out to dinner at the pine tavern or the crab shanty with pop to something as simple as playing on the couch with the army helmet with the back scratcher as a gun. You took me in when nobody else wanted me and for thati will forever be grateful. Im sorry for beinga pain in the ass for all those years but I wouldn’t trade a single second of it you and pop made me into the man I am today and I know you’ll watch over me and I just hope I can make you proud and try to live up to the monumental legacy you left behind. I will always love you with all my heart ❤

  12. Sandra (Gonzalez) Harris on December 20, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    I only just found out that you had passed. I cannot believe that you are no longer with us. My heartfelt condolences to your family. Although we lost touch so many years ago, my friend, Edna Kendig and I, never forgot you. You are always among our reminisces and we laugh at the silly things we used to do. You have gained the love and respect of so many people. You’ve had your ups and downs, but there is no better testament to a life well lived than having family and friends who love you and remember you for the kind and compassionate person you are. Never forgotten. Rest In Peace Kathy.

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