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Rita C. McKenna

AGE: 86 • formerly of Haddon Heights

Rita C. McKenna, 86, of Merrimack, NH, and formerly of Haddon Heights, NJ, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013, in Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua after a long illness. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on Feb. 18, 1926 a daughter of the late John Wallace and Anna (McManus) Wallace Hasson. Mrs. McKenna was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McKenna is predeceased by a grandson, Timothy Gibson and a sister Anna Mae McDermott. Members of her family include her husband of 66 years, George McKenna II of Merrimack, five sons and three daughters-in-law, George and Cathy McKenna III of Houston, TX; John McKenna of Deptford, NJ; Michael and Lea McKenna of Wisconsin; Daniel and Barbara McKenna of Lyons, CO; and Joseph McKenna of Merrimack, NH; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Susan McKenna and her husband Stephen Padalino of Conesus, NY; Elaine and Thomas Gibson of Merrimack; Nancy McKenna of Longmont, CO; Patricia and her husband Bruce Weatherwax of Austin, TX; and Rita and Ron Parker of Conesus, NY; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother, Robert Wallace, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 6-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, Monday at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH. For more info or to sign an online guest book go to

Published in Courier-Post on Jan. 4, 2013
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