Barbara McKenna

Obituary of Barbara McKenna

Barbara N. McKenna, 87, of Pompton Plains, NJ passed away on December 9, 2021.

Visitation will be held at John Scanlan Funeral Home, 781 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Pompton Plains, NJ on December 15, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm. Funeral services will begin at 6pm.  Burial will be on Thursday, December 16th at 12pm at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ. 

Barbara was born in Manhattan, New York to Ann and James Keane on June 23, 1934. She grew up in midtown Manhattan, attended Cathedral High School and graduated in 1952.  Barbara became an Assistant Editor for the New York Daily News and worked there for 30 years. Barbara and her husband Hughie lived for many years together in Long Island, NY and Toms River, NJ before moving to Pompton Plains.  Barbara had a passion for photography, was an avid bird watcher, a great storyteller and writer of short stories and articles.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Hubert McKenna of Pompton Plains, her sister Ann Simeone of Pompton Plains, nephews Michael Williams (Marcia), Mark Williams, Gerard Simeone (Paula), Barry Simeone (Monica) and niece Barbara Maiese (Kenneth), as well as her adored great-nephews and great-nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents Ann and James Keane, her brother, Donald Keane and her sister, Lenore Williams.  

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Wednesday
15
December

Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
M. John Scanlan Funeral Home
781 Newark Pompton Tpke
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, United States
Wednesday
15
December

Funeral Service

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
M. John Scanlan Funeral Home
781 Newark Pompton Tpke
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
16
December

Interment

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Holy Cross Cemetery
34 Ridge Road
North Arlington, New Jersey, United States
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