Arline R. McKnerney

January 31, 1934August 20, 2020

Arline Ruth (Johnson) McKnerney, 86, of Southington, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late Thomas McKnerney Sr. DDS. Born January 31, 1934 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ruth (Lowrie) Johnson.

Arline was a registered nurse for most of her life and was employed by Manchester Hospital, Southington Public Schools and Cheshire Convalescent Home, from which she retired.

She is survived by her three sons, Thomas McKnerney Jr. and wife Laura, Paul McKnerney and wife Dawn all of Southington and Kevin McKnerney and wife Hilary of Columbia; 6 grandchildren, Shawn, Brandon, Devin, Kaitlyn, Reilly and Maggie; brother-in-law, Joseph Stiano and several nieces and nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by three brothers, Normand, Kenneth, Stanley and a sister-in-law Sophie Johnson.

Due to the current pandemic a private graveside service will be held for the family. There are no calling hours. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CT Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106. For online condolences please visit,


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Arline R. McKnerney

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Chuck Formica

August 30, 2020

So sorry to hear this. You folks are in our prayers.

Lorraine Wihbey

August 25, 2020

Arline was the kindest nurse I ever met in my career.She knew all the patients in the facility as well as their families.Her dedication to her patients was infectious and you never said no when she called you in for extra shifts. She went above and beyond loyalty to her staff. She taught me we are a team ,there is no i in team.My deepest sympathy to the family another angel has gotten her wings. Your shift has ended Rest In Peace Arline,love you

Robert and Mary Lou Lavoie

August 23, 2020

Will miss seeing you atTom and Laura’s house. You were always a very kind and happy person.


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