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Mrs. Jean (Delaney) McKenna(1927 - 2013)

TORRINGTON >> Jean (Delaney) McKenna, 86, of 50 Proprietors Lane Torrington, CT, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 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 Corps 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.
Her funeral will be Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. 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 Connecticut 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 http://www.phalenfuneral.com/
Published in The Register Citizen on Oct. 22, 2013
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