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John J. McKenna

Rochester, New Hampshire

Sep 24, 1938 – Jul 26, 2020 (Age 81)


September 24, 1938
July 26, 2020
Rochester, New Hampshire


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R.M. Edgerly and Son, Inc. - Rochester Obituary

Barrington, NH- John J. Mckenna. 81, of Washington street passed away Sunday July 26, 2020 at his home after a period of failing health.

He was born Sept. 24, 1938 in Dover, NH the son of the late John and Blanche (Perron) McKenna. John has resided in Rochester and Barrington most of his life. He owned and operated John J. McKenna and Sons Construction Company where he did paving, masonry and site work. He enjoyed Working with his hands; a jack of all trades. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a talented welder; making his own wood stove and using the wood that he cut and harvested from his own land. An avid gardener he loved canning and cooking. He also was very proud of his family and many fun holidays and get togethers were enjoyed.

Members of his family include his loving wife of 65 years, Janet (Belleville) McKenna; children; John J. (Anne-marie) McKenna, Mike (Denise) Mckenna, Jason (Theresa) McKenna and Melanie (Paul) Morrisette; grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany, Michael and Marli, Alexis and Paul, Jason Jr. and John and 6 great grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday July 29, 2020 from 12:30- 2PM at the R.M. Edgerly & Son funeral home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester, NH. The funeral service will follow at 2 PM in the chapel of the funeral home.        

Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Brock Street, Rochester, NH. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice and VNA, 178 Farmington Rochester< NH 03867.

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We are very sorry for your loss.

Janet, Melanie, and all of the McKenna Family, so very sorry for your great loss! A part of John’s legacy is the beautiful family he raised along with Janet.

John, Anne, Mike, Denise and your entire family. We are thinking of you all . We are sharing this unthinkable Lisa with you all right now. God bless you all.

Prayers and condolences to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Jason, Theresa and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, hearts, and prayers are will you all during this difficult time. May he forever RIP. Always here for you. Loves from Texas.

To McKenna family, so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know this is a difficult time, but just try and remember all the good times, that you have shared together.

Praying for comfort at this difficult time.

To the McKenna family, with sympathy for the loss of your husband, dad, grandfather & great grandfather. Know that God is with you today and always and has his arms wrapped around you all. You in our thoughts, with love and most of all in our prayers.