Kate Spade funeral to be held in her hometown of Kansas City on Thursday

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- The funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade will be held in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City Star reported that a funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church.

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According to Spade’s father, Frank Brosnahan, the funeral will be in the same church where her grandparents were married.

Spade, who co-founded the fashion brand Kate Spade New York with her husband, Andy Spade, died by suicide at age 55 in New York. 

People reported that Spade’s family has asked for donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or Wayside Waifs, a no-kill animal shelter in Kansas City, in lieu of flowers.

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Kate Spade funeral to be held in her hometown Kansas City Thursday

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FILE - In this May 13, 2004 file photo, the late designer Kate Spade poses with shoes from her next collection in New York. The funeral for Spade will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church in Kansas City, Mo. Spade was found dead by suicide on June 5 in her New York City home. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

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