New Paltz - Michael P. McKenna, 58, of New Paltz died Friday March 31, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was born in Kingston March 9, 1959 a son of the late Robert John and Bertha Kelly McKenna. Michael was employed at IBM in Poughkeepsie until his retirement. He was a graduate of New Paltz High School and Ulster County Community College with a degree in computer programming.
Michael endured a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis. He enjoyed warm weather so he could spend time outdoors and enjoy the warm sunshine. Michael was proud to have built his log cabin. He also enjoyed gardening, spending time with his cats and dogs, feeding the birds and listening to Frank Zappa music.
Michael is survived by his fiance' Peggy Pazereckis of Hopewell Junction, his children Michael and his wife Ashley, Nova, Erin, and Brock McKenna, all of New Paltz. His siblings, John, Robert and Eileen of New Paltz, and a granddaughter Grace Nelson.
Friends and relatives are invited to a time of remembrance and sharing on Saturday April 8 between 3 and 7 PM at the Elks Club, 290 Route 32 South, New Paltz, NY.
Cremation arrangments were by the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., Rosendale.
Published by Poughkeepsie Journal on Apr. 5, 2017.