Andrew McKenna

Obituary of Andrew McKenna

Andrew L. McKenna, born on November 26, 1924 and died on September 4, 2017, just 13 months after the death of his beloved wife of 67 years, Ena. Andrew was devoted to his family and his Catholic faith. He was a man of courage and vision who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Strathclyde Glasgow, and left Scotland in July 1960, to forge a new life in New York for his wife and 4 young children who joined him in Staten Island, NY on December 17, 1960. In June 1966, Andrew moved the family to Webster, NY, where he enjoyed a long, successful career at Xerox Corporation.  He was active at Holy Trinity for more than 50 years as a member of the Finance Committee, Parish Council. With Ena, they taught Religious Education for High School students, and were actively involved in RCIA. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council.  Andrew was known for his love of life, his devotion to his wife and family, his engaging smile and his sense of humor.

In addition to his wife, his son James, his parents, John and Mary McKenna, and his siblings, Annie (Stewart), Edward (Mattie), William (Jean), Ruby, Mattie, and May (Frank), and son-in-law, Tom Woods, predeceased Andrew.

Andrew will be missed greatly by his children; John (Linda), Patricia (Jim), Mary, and daughter in law Kerin, grandchildren; Adriane, Bryan, James, Lindsay, Matthew (Carly), Eric, Andrew and Jaime, great-grandson Merrick as well as his sister Cathy (Jim) McIvor and his many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Amit Bansal, MD and the staff on the 5400 and 6800 units at Rochester General Hospital as well as the staff at the Leo Center for Caring for their kind and compassionate care of Andrew during the last few weeks of his life.  And to his granddaughter Adriane who provided day to day support for Andrew in the last year of his life.

A celebration of Andrew’s life, including his funeral Mass will be at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Road, Webster, NY Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10 AM. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery immediately following. Reception at Holy Trinity after the burial.

No prior calling hours. Donations may be made to Leo Center for Caring, 1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621 or to Holy Trinity Hope House, 1460 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580.

Requiescat in pace.