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William P. "Bill" McKenna

October 3, 1950 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 70)

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McKenna, William P. “Bill” - Of North Reading, Feb, 9th. Beloved husband of Laura (Marquis). Father of Kaitlyn Quill and her husband Justin of Littleton and Kelsey McKenna and her fiancée Shaun Hawkins of RI. Son of the late George Sr. and his wife Catherine “Louise” McKenna. Brother of George McKenna Jr. and his wife Elaine of Reading. Cousin of Elizabeth “Betty” Eustace and her husband Paul of Malden.

Brother-in-law of Linda O’Brien and her husband Robert of Tewksbury, Donna Rochon and her husband Ken of NH, Debra Arsenault and her husband Richard of Malden, Paula Arsenault and her husband Peter of North Reading, Thomas Marquis and his wife Carol of Tewksbury, and Sheila Porfirio and her husband Tony of ME. Bill is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

Relatives and friends are most respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading on Monday, Feb. 15th at 10:30am. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home on, Sunday from 1-4pm. Due to restrictions, 40% capacity is allowed in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn at all times. Staff will be on hand for assistance. Private family Interment will take place in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne. Please omit flowers and make donations in Bill’s name to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

Bill proudly served his country in the USMC during the Vietnam War. He was a dedicated member of the American Legion and a former exalted ruler of the Malden Elks. Bill was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing a good round of golf. He was a loving and loyal father, husband, and friend.

We want to thank all of the staff and doctors at both Lahey Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital for the great care they provided over the years.

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February 14, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cota Funeral Homes
335 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864

Mass of Christian Burial
February 15, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Athanasius Church
300 Haverhill St.
Reading, ma 01867

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