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Marie Margaret (McSweeney) McKenna, 86, Former Fair Lawn Resident

Marie Margaret McKenna
Marie Margaret McKenna Photo Credit: Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home

FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Marie Margaret (McSweeney) McKenna -- a Newark, Delaware, resident, formerly of Fair Lawn -- died on Monday, April 25. She was 86.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, McKenna graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, in Riverdale, New York, with a bachelor's of arts degree. She earned a master's degree in social work from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.. She enjoyed a full career in the Hackensack School District as a social worker until she retired, in 1990.

McKenna is survived by her children, Patrick McKenna, William McKenna, Susan McKenna and Eileen Thornton; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters Ruth Ann Pichler, Katherine Morrissey, Elizabeth Gretkowski and Martha Economou; sisters-in-law Dr. Anne Fletcher and Marilyn McSweeney; and brother-in-law Edward Barry.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward McKenna; parents, Dr. E. Douglas McSweeney and Ruth (Casey) McSweeney; and siblings Dr. E. Douglas McSweeney, Dr. William McSweeney, Rev. Monsignor John McSweeney, Margaret Barry and Louise Scibelli.

Visiting hours will be from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Rd., in Fair Lawn. A mass will be celebrated on at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Church of Saint Anne, 15-05 Saint Anne St., in Fair Lawn. Following the funeral mass, family members will attend the burial at the George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Rd., in Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Catholic Charities, 2601 West 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805, or by clicking here.

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