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Edward Joseph McKenna

Edward Joseph McKenna

Thursday, July 22nd, 1943 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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HAMPDEN & BANGOR - Edward Joseph McKenna died at home in Hampden, January 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on July 22, 1943 in Bangor and grew up in Newburgh. He was graduated from Carmel schools. Ed served proudly in the US Army enlisting in 1965. He was deployed to Germany for several years, was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and was the recipient of our Nation’s Purple Heart. He retired from the Maine Army National Guard in 1995 with nearly 30 years of service. Ed was a long-time employee of the Dead River Co. and was known as the company “gas” man. His service lasted 44 years. He was also employed later in life by Dysarts for many years. He very much enjoyed spending time with family, visiting friends, cookouts, mowing grass & riding his John Deere tractor, taking his grandchildren and their friends to Dysarts for treats, tinkering in his shed, snowmobile club dinners, and going to camp at Oxbrook Lake with friends Ivan, Douglas, Bruce, Bill, Tom, Aaron, Josh, Kevin, Roger, Mike, & Rudi. Ed is survived by Glenda, his wife of 39 years, along with 5 children that include daughters Sonya & Daisy and sons Billy, Jimmy, & Shane. Surviving among his grandchildren are Brianna, Ryan, Austin, Paige, & Sophie. He was a great grandfather as well and is survived by Maddie, Olivia, & Cooper. Surviving siblings include sister Patty and brothers Frank, Tommy, Cliff, & Ken. Finally, Ed leaves behind best friends Donnie & Terry. Ed was predeceased by his Mother, Margaret Robinson. A memorial service with military honors will be held 4pm, Friday, January 11, 2019 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. Relatives and friends are welcome to gather with the family immediately following the service on Friday until 7pm. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Ed’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Anah Shrine Center, 1404 Broadway, Bangor, Maine 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
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    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 4:00pm
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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  • Reception

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 |
    Friday, January 11th, 2019
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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    Immediately following memorial service


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Jane Robinson

Posted at 09:40am
Glenda and family’: I am sending hugs and prayers. I truly loved Ed, Gene always considered him like a brother. They had a special friendship growing up together. I have lots of good memories too. As you know, I know exactly how you feel. Time does help I would be there if I could but am gone away for the winter. Will forward a donation to the Shrine as you wish. Thinking of you. Jane.

Kevin Peary

Posted at 12:21pm
I want to Express my condolences to family and friends. I knew Ed from my years at Hampden Fire. He was always a very cheerful, and good man. Sorry to see his passing. May god provide peace of mind and joy unspeakable in the time of sorrow. Kevin Peary


Posted at 06:25am
My sincere condolences to all of Ed's family. Ed was a great friend and will surely be missed by many. Rest in Peace Ed. Jack Barrows

Leslie Anderson

Posted at 05:50pm
Dear Bill and Ed's Family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Ed was a wonderfully giving person and just the salt of the earth. He was a mentor to me at DRC when I began learning about propane bulk plants, and he was a wonderful person to work with over the years. If there were more people on earth like your Dad Ed, this world would be a better place. I wish you all the best, Ed will be missed. Leslie Anderson

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