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Jean (Delaney) McKenna

Born: Tue., Oct. 11, 1927
Died: Sat., Oct. 19, 2013


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Location: Phalen Funeral Home


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Location: St. Thomas of Villanova Church


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Jean  McKenna

 Jean (Delaney) McKenna, 86, of 50 Proprietors Lane Torrington, CT, passed away  Saturday, October 19th, with her family by her side at Litchfield Woods.  She was the widow of  Dr. James F. McKenna.


Jean was born in Derby, CT on October 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Henrietta (Scholz) and George  Delaney.

She was a communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church Goshen,  a member of Torrington Jaycees,  Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxilliary, St. Francis Mother Club and was a nurse for United States Cadet Nurse Corp.during World War II.


Jean is  survived by five sons: James McKenna and his wife, Joyce, of Torrington; Casey McKenna and his wife, Susan, of Torrington; Michael McKenna and his wife, Teresa, of Torrington; Peter McKenna and his wife, Shirley, of Torrington, and Christopher McKenna and his wife, Delfina, of Harwinton; three daughters: Lauren McKenna and her husband, Bob Lenart of Torrington; Mary Panagrosso and her husband, Ralph, of Woodbury; and Kathleen Valigursky and her husband, Andrew, of Torrington; 20 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Diana Gath, Edna Tieman, and Debbie Costa for all the loving care given to their Mom over the past couple of years.

Funeral will be Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM from Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave., Torrington, to St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Goshen for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery in Torrington. Calling hours are Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 www.phalenfuneral.com

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Nick Romaniello
   Posted Sun October 20, 2013
Mike Peter Katie and the rest of the McKenna Family.
my prayers go out to all of you at this time and my god bless your family.
Nick

mark kugler
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
mike and family sorry for your loss

Larry Hopkins
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
To Laurie and the rest of the McKenna family,
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the loss of your mom. Having spent many times at your home while going to school with Laurie I have fond memories of your family. Both your mom and dad were very special and made every effort to make anyone comfortable that came to their home. Larry

Nina Rubino-Phalen
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
My sincerest condolences to the entire McKenna family. Jean was an amazing woman. she'll always be in your hearts. God bless you all.

Patsy Capuano
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
My sincere sympathy to all members of the McKenna family. I know how tough it is to lose a parent but I am sure that you have many many happy memories of the times that you spent with her. You must realize that she and your father are now together and watching over you. Again my deepest sympathy to you.

Debbie Gauthier- DJ-Krysta
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
Chris and family,
Our thoughts and many prayers are being sent your way.God Bless

Deb Pattison
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
Dear Pete, Shirley, and girls,

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deb Pattison
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
Meaghan and Rob,

So sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you all.
Deb & Hal

Ted Bruttomesso
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
Jim, Casey, Mike and family, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. I have some great memories of good times at your house with your family. May she rest in peace. Ted Bruttomesso

Mike Murphy
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Mike and Sheryl Murphy.

We are so sorry to hear about Gene's passing. She couldn't be without Dr Jim for too long. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this time. Mike and Sheryl Murphy


K. Jackson
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy for I too know the pain of losing someone as special as a mom. May your family find comfort as I have in knowing that our loving heavenly Father promises us that very soon he will 'wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more.' (Revelation 21:4) What a wonderful day that will be!

Lenny and Judy Hammer
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers to all of you.

Claire Reardon
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
Dear JIM and Family, I was sorry to hear of JEAN's death. We had many good laughs learning to be mothers. SHE turned out well. So did you all. I will keep her in my prayers.

GOD BLESS HER GOD BLESS US ALL SINCERELY CLAIRE REARDON.

David & Re Masciarelli
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Mckenna family. Jean was a wonderful women and she will be missed by all. She will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Lynn Cerruto Jurgensen
   Posted Wed October 23, 2013
Katie and the entire McKenna Family - Sorry to learn of your mom's passing. What a blessing it is to have had wonderful parents and they will always be with you in your heart. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all of you at this time.

Beverly & Maurice Sargent
   Posted Thu October 24, 2013
Dear Jim;

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Please know you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Bev & Maurice

Jennifer Cammilletti Etzel
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Terry Ruwet
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
My condolences to the whole family, your mom/grandma was a great lady. I always enjoyed seeing her and Doc at all the events/games in town. She was a Torrington icon and will be missed. May God provide peace and comfort to you as you grieve her passing.

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