PAWTUCKET – Lee McKenna, born August 27, 1927, passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice in Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday, August 26, surrounded by family. He was the husband of the late Constance Bilodeau McKenna.
He is survived by his 6 children: Deborah Hanna of Andover, New Hampshire; Sean McKenna of Salem, New Hampshire; Tod McKenna of Boston, Massachusetts; Matthew McKenna of Exeter, Rhode Island; Lisette Jenkins of Pawtucket, Rhode Island; and LeeAnn McKenna of Chatham, Massachusetts; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
He was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the son of Norbert McKenna and Martha Shannon. Lee was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Lee was a WWII Navy veteran, a remodeling contractor, a skilled carpenter, a problem solver, and an avid gardener.
A short ceremony at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter was held on September 4, 2019. Donations can be made to Hope Health at 401-415-4206 or HopeHealthco.org/giving.