Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


John McKenna, 83, of Dumont, died September 28, 2019.  Predeceased by his beloved wife, Jacqueline (née Toohey) 2006.  Loving father of AnnMarie Morris, Patrick and Kevin McKenna.  Cherished grandfather of Kara (James) Bace, Kirsten, Morgan and Aiden, and great-grandfather of James III and Arianna.  Dear brother of Peggy Connelly.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, godchildren, and good friend Rose Murphy.  Predeceased by a son-in-law, Gregory Morris and brother-in-law, Mark Connelly.

John was born in the Bronx, NY to Mary Anne (née Connolly) and Patrick McKenna.  He was a graduate of Sts. Peter & Paul Grammar School, Bronx, NY, Rice H.S., and St. John’s University, NYC.

John served his country in the National Guard, was a member of the Democratic Party of Dumont and the Bergen Irish of Dumont, and the Knights of Columbus, St. John’s Council #1345 of Dumont.  He served as a Dumont Councilman and Tax Assessor in the 1970s.  John spent many years working as an accountant with Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co., Shearson Lehman American Express, and later as a self-employed tax accountant with Mary Beety Associates Realty, Dumont.

Funeral Mass Saturday, Oct. 5th, 10 AM, St. Therese of Lisieux R.C. Church, Cresskill.  Interment Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah.  Visiting Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 7-9 PM & Friday, Oct. 4th, 3-5 & 7-9 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 108 Brook St., Dumont; www.dumontambulance.org.


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In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

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