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Official Obituary of: John McKenna 10/21/2017

John McKenna 10/21/2017

NORTH ATTLEBORO – John McKenna, 80, of Circle Court passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his devoted family.  He was the loving husband of 27 years to the late Constance (Costa) McKenna who died in 1989.

Born June 30, 1937 in Lincoln, RI, he was a son of the late William J. and Bertha (Eckersley) McKenna.

John grew up in Pawtucket, RI and has been a resident of North Attleboro since 1973.

He worked as a truck driver for M & M Transportation for many years and worked in shipping departments at local manufacturers including Augat before retiring from V.H. Blackinton in 2005.

John was a proud member of the Teamsters Union.  He loved watching sports, particularly college football and especially loved watching Notre Dame.  He also played sports when he was younger and was an excellent baseball player and coached his kid’s Little League teams.

He is survived by five children: Shane McKenna of North Attleboro, Randy McKenna of North Attleboro, Jon McKenna of Attleboro, Chad McKenna of Attleboro and Julie McKenna of North Attleboro;

A brother: Richard G. McKenna and his wife Viola of Greenville, RI;

Five grandchildren: Brendan, Meaghan, Kelsie, Corey and Cameron McKenna; and his nephew Richard McKenna and wife Danika and niece Christine Volpe and her husband William.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, November 1 from 5-7 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A memorial service will be held in the funeral home at the conclusion of visitation at 7 p.m.   Burial will be held at a later date at Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be made to the MSPCA, www.mspca.org or mail to 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

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  • Mike catalano

    We extend our deepest condolences to the McKenna family and friends. The Holy Scriptures give us comfort and hope. Our lord, Jesus Christ said in John 5:28: “Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the “memorial tombs” will hear his voice and come out.” Knowing of a resurrection and being able to see our loved ones again in the near future can give us comfort and hope. You can read more words of consolation from The Bible at: http://www.jw.org. We sincerely hope that these words can soothe your hearts.
    Sincerely, Mike Catalan

  • I just would like to say that my dad was a great man and a great father and grand father he was smart funny kind and had a big heart and he loved going to the beach and Boston and he and my mother were true soul mates he never loved any other women then her. He was a great role model for my daughter and I will never forget how many sacrifices he made during his life ti.e for his family love you papa bear you are my forever hero love julie

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  1. I just would like to say that my dad was a great man and a great father and grand father he was smart funny kind and had a big heart and he loved going to the beach and Boston and he and my mother were true soul mates he never loved any other women then her. He was a great role model for my daughter and I will never forget how many sacrifices he made during his life ti.e for his family love you papa bear you are my forever hero love julie

  2. Mike catalano

    We extend our deepest condolences to the McKenna family and friends. The Holy Scriptures give us comfort and hope. Our lord, Jesus Christ said in John 5:28: “Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the “memorial tombs” will hear his voice and come out.” Knowing of a resurrection and being able to see our loved ones again in the near future can give us comfort and hope. You can read more words of consolation from The Bible at: http://www.jw.org. We sincerely hope that these words can soothe your hearts.
    Sincerely, Mike Catalan

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