William E McKenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2015

William E. McKenna, 53, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.  Bill was a graduate of Rhode Island College and employed in the family business, McKenna Roofing Companies of Pawtucket.  Bill is survived by his three sons, William P. McKenna of North Kingstown, Brian J. McKenna of East Providence, and Dylan J. McKenna of Riverside.  Bill was greatly loved and will be missed by his mother, Margaret M. McKenna. He was the son of the late Joseph B. McKenna, known to many as “Joe Mac”. In addition to his sons and mother, Bill is survived by his siblings; Maureen McKenna Goldberg, Associate Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court, and her husband Robert of Matunuck; Margaret G. Neubauer, and her husband John of Providence; Patrick J. McKenna and his wife Patricia of Rumford; Joseph W. McKenna and his wife Nancy of Pawtucket; and Ellen M. Whitehead and her husband Michael of Rumford.  He was the sister of the late Kathleen McKenna McCahey.  He was known as “Uncle Bill” to many nieces and nephews.Bill’s family is proud of his many accomplishments, especially the gift of his sobriety. May he rest in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00am in St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Robert J. Wilson House, 80 Summit St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, or The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, 195 Walcott St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be appreciated. Arrangements by the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME.