Kerry J. Maher
Kerry was born in the Town of Smithtown and raised in St. James. Kerry is a product of the Smithtown Central School District where she graduated following a shining academic and athletic experience. Kerry attended Nassau Community College where she served as president of her Mortuary Science class.Upon graduation she earned an A. B. S. degree in Mortuary Science. After passing her National Funeral Directors’ Boards, Kerry went on to complete her New York State residency at the family’s funeral home. Due to her expertise in Field Hockey, Smithtown High School did employed Kerry as their Assistant Varsity Field Hockey Coach from 2001-2006. During her coaching, the team has gone on to the post-season league play and the state semi finals. Under the field hockey she did coach Indoor Field Hockey, Booster Club Camp, and assists with the Field Hockey Festival Team from Long Island, N.Y .
In 2006 Kerry started her own business “Nassau Suffolk Field Hockey” playing tournaments in Disney, California. Kerry also dedicates her time as a religious education teacher for Sts. Philip and James R. C. Church and is a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Kerry is also a member of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association where she serves as a part of the Suffolk County Representative Board Member and Hospitality Committee. Following the 9-11 Attacks, Kerry volunteered and was chosen to represent Suffolk County at Fort Totten to assist with the Twin Towers Memorial Urns Program. Kerry also stays very active in her community through membership in St. James Chamber of Commerce, presently serving as a Board Member for the chamber. For the past several years Kerry has been the Director & Chairperson for the St. James St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. James. Kerry had served as a Committee Chairperson for the Splashes of Hope Foundation. She volunteered with Splashes of Hope with face painting at the Care Center @ University of Stony Brook & Med Ctr.
Kerry in the midst of her busy family life and her professional life at her family business, Kerry had a vision and dream for the love of her town St. James, In December 2016 she started and co-founded the civic organization , Community Association of Greater St. James, Inc. where they organize, run events and meetings for St. James and all its wonderful attributes. Kerry saw a need for this organization for her town and took a proactive approach.
Kerry married her long time boyfriend, Richard D. Weisse, Jr. on November 11, 2010, and then they decided to start a family. Kerry and Rich had their first child, their angel, their daughter, Avery Elizabeth on April 25, 2011 .Then their second child, their son , Ryder Al Weisse on October 1, 2013. Then Third Child- second daughter, Kennedy Richele Weisse on May 7, 2015 .Our Four Child -second son, Grayson Edward Weisse on August 23, 2016. Our Fifth Child, Third Daughter-Peyton Mary Weisse on January 31, 2018 and our 6th Child- Myles Richard made his debut on July 29, 2019. They fill out hearts with Love and everything especially their laughter! Our family pet is Gus Gus who is a great protector and companion!