Why we are here.
Kendall was a kind, thoughtful, funny, smart and a talented young woman. She loved to be creative, loved to listen to all kinds of music, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Kendall loved to bake, water and snow ski, be adventurous and wanted nothing more than to make people feel important and loved. Kendall was always so thoughtful and generous with her time and talent.
Kendall was diagnosed in 2015 with ADHD and in 2021 with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, recurrent, moderate. She wanted to beat this and to be happy, she worked hard at group and individual therapy and was planning for the future.
Unfortunately on October 11, 2021 she lost her battle to suicide.
Kendall would want to be remembered for all the kind gestures that she did for others. She loved to bake treats and make bracelets, she welcomed new employees at work and asked if they wanted to go out for ice cream. Kendall always made sure everyone was having a good day and put others before herself. Kendall was the light in everyone’s eyes but unfortunately, she did not leave enough light for herself or feel the love others gave to her.
Kendall's Kindness Scholarship Fund
The Kendall’s Kindness Scholarship Fund was created by the Maffia Family in loving memory of their daughter, sister, niece, and granddaughter Kendall Marie Maffia (6/12/2000-10/11/2021). This scholarship has been established to provide funding for a graduating Senior at St. Charles North High School. The Kendall’s Kindness Scholarship is intended for a student who is planning to continue their education at a 4-year college and will have a major that centers around an Arts-related degree.
Kendall's Artwork & Photography
Take your kindness online
From scrolling social media to attending virtual meetings, our lives are more online today than ever and unfortunately it’s even easier to hurt someone’s feelings when you’re hiding behind a screen. Take your kindness online and remember there is a person behind that email, social profile, or text.