Dorothy H. McKenna

Dorothy Hill McKenna 91 of Stamford CT and East Orange NJ. Entered into eternal life peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday June 4th. She was born on May 3. 1922 to the late Darsie Hill & Ella Fisher. Predeceased by her husband, John J. McKenna, and son, John M. McKenna

She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. Lived in Batavia, Iowa until the early 1940's, after receiving her associates degree she moved to Washington DC to "contribute to the war effort." by working at the Pentagon as a secretary. After marrying John McKenna in Washington, D.C. they made their first home in East Orange NJ before moving to Stamford, Ct in 1973. Her passion in life was her six children, vacationing at the Jersey shore, volunteering at St Joseph’s Hospital Gift shop and playing pinochle. She was loved and cherished by all who knew and loved her. She will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor and strong religious devotion. She is survived by her son Joseph of Stamford and future daughter-in-law Cyndi Kane of Stamford, daughter Elizabeth of Stamford, Kathryn of Mine Hill, NJ, Mary Ann of Pflugerville, TX. and Patricia Gilbert and her husband Russell of Soldiers Grove, WI, and daughter-in-law, Sharon McKenna of Port Murray, NJ. Also survived by her adored 13 grandchildren Laura, Catherine, Attilla, Imre, Paul, Faye, Alkoto, Phoebe, Christopher, Martha, Abby, Brian, Chloe and 6 great-grandchildren Dylan, Adrian, Ethan, Orren, Tihamer and Jade. Also survived by five siblings Martha Hays of Iowa, Marilyn Aydelette and her husband Tom of North Carolina, Carlos Hill of Colorado, Kay Kisling and her husband Dwight of Colorado, and David Hill and his wife Joed of Paraguay SA. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

A Christian Memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church, 1184 Newfield Ave. Stamford, CT. As one of Dorothy's last requests, In lieu of flowers, she would like memorial donations sent to her brother's mission in Paraguay, SA. David B Hill c/o Christian Missions in Many Lands Inc., P.O. Box 13, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 0013. Please visit


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bet mckenna

June 20, 2013

Missing you, mom.

Love and many kisses,

Laura and Dylan Campbell

June 14, 2013

Dear Grandma... Great Grandma,

We miss you and miss hearing all those great stories. We love you.

Kathryn McKenna

June 9, 2013

Dear Mom,
We miss you very much and will love you always.
Your Children

Andy Bongo

June 8, 2013

Joe, Abby, Chloe and family,

You have my condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. I wish you all the best.

June 8, 2013

We have always enjoyed knowing and loving our oldest sister, she has been an inspiration for me always. I will miss her enduring love and her attention to how life should be lived. I will miss talking to her on the phone and sharing our thoughts. She is among the angels now. Marilyn & Tom Aydelette, Southern Pines, N C.

Robert and Susan Cioffoletti

June 8, 2013

Our condolences to Joe and family on your loss.

June 7, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with your family. I will miss the daily walks that D
orothy used to take in the neighborhood. Love nieghbors Tom,Sue,Thomas,Joe and Sean

June 7, 2013

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