On March 20, 2018, Christine “Chris” McKenna, age 59, was born in Queens, NY on October 18, 1958. Beloved daughter to Bohdan Pestrak and the late Irma Pestrak, cherished sister to Irene Pestrak, the late Michael Pestrak, Helena Pestrak and Mary Pestrak. Loving mother to her son, Timothy McKenna (Katie), daughters Heather Dunbar (Matthew), Jennifer Swayngim (Sean), and Kathryn McKenna. Dearest grandmother to her grandbabies, Chase Henry Swayngim, Elizabeth Mae McKenna and expected baby girl Dunbar.
A resident of Washington Township, NJ, Chris worked as a teacher at Gloucester Catholic High School where she enjoyed being a part of the yearbook committee and taking part in various school related activities. Chris had a passion for taking photographs, volunteering for the Faith Formation Program at St. John of God, playing music at church services, and trips with her students at GCHS and Kairos. Above all else, Chris loved her precious time with her family, friends and sweet grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, March 23rd from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. On Saturday morning, visitation at St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City from 10 to 11:30 AM followed by Mass at 11:30 AM. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. John of God Community Services Faith Formation Program, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville, NJ 08093. Please memo: Christine K. McKenna or donate online at http://www.sjogcs.org
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Christine “Chris” McKenna. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142