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Frances Ita McKenna

Born: 1929     Died: 2009

Frances Ita McKenna

Frances Ita McKenna nee Cronin…Eternal love of the late P. Eugene McKenna…Loving mother of Josephine, Mary Ann, Patrick “Bubba”, Celine, Philip (Therese), Mark and James “Smasher”…Adored Mema of Genevieve “Genna”, Philip “Geno” and Tess…Dearest sister of Barry (late Patricia nee McGuire), the late Daniel (Kathleen nee Grannon) and the late Celine Cronin…Loving daughter of the late Josephine nee Barry and Mark Cronin C.F.D….Dear daughter-in-law of the late Patrick and Mary Ann (nee Rahill) McKenna…Gracious sister-in-law of Bridget, John and the late Arthur, Patrick, James, Thomas, and Margaret “Gretta”…Also survived by her fond sister-in-laws Betty, Nancy and Rose McKenna of Co. Cavan, Ireland…Special friend of her canine companion Lucky…Devoted and adored cousin, friend, neighbor and “Aunt Fran” to many…Funeral Thursday 10:00 A.M. from The Brady-Gill Funeral Home 2929 W. 87th St. Evergreen Park to St. Margaret of Scotland Church…Mass 11:00 A.M…Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery…Visitation Wednesday 2-9 P.M…Member of St. Catherine Alumni 1947 Louisville, KY…St. Bernards School of Nursing Class of 1950…May the compassion, friendship and love she showed to us live forever in our hearts…708-636-2600 or



Siobhain Mckenna 01-24-2009 10:33

To all the Mckenna's and Aunty Bridget, We're so sorry to hear that Aunty fran has passed away, and I'm sorry that we can't come over to say our goodbyes.

Love Siobhain x

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Jeanie Barrett Blake 01-24-2009 10:33

My thoughts of Aunt Fran-

They go so far back to when I was a child and "visited" every Sunday after Mass with Grampa Frank. We would stop at both Fran and Aunt Jo's house on Wood. I would play with the cousins as the adults would sit at the table and talk and tell great stories. Aunt Fran was a major influence with my interest in nursing and pursuing my nursing degree. She never laughed when, as a child, I would talk to her about wanting to ask Santa for a "doll that threw up" so I could practice! She always encouraged me. Most important, she was always kind, gentle and supportive. Your home was always a place of fun and comfort. Thanks for such great memories! Love, Jeanie

fred hosmer 01-24-2009 10:33


Jim Markham 01-24-2009 10:33

To Mark and his family,

We feel for your loss and you are all in our prayers here at Luse- Stevenson Company.

In Christ,


Delia Sheridan 01-24-2009 10:33

Our deepest sympathy to all the McKenna family on the death of your much loved mother(Frances) .And also to all the Cronin Family.And to Aunt Bridget(McKenna ).Our thoughts and prayers are with ye all on this sad occasion.Fran was a special person in many ways."May she rest in Peace"


Betty, Marie & Catherine Mckenna 01-24-2009 10:33

To Fran's children,we are sorry to hear of Fran's passing. We will always remember her kindness to us on our many visitsand always made us welcome. She was a fountain of knowledge on Chicago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Bernie Paul & Aisling Carey 01-24-2009 10:33

Dear Josephine, Mary Ann, Celine, PJ, Philip, Mark and Jimmy, Aunt Bridget and extended McKenna/Cronin families, our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. "Fran" was a lovely lady and a great character. It was a pleasure to have known her. God bless you all.

Charlene Joyce 01-24-2009 10:33

I send my love, prayers and good thoughts to all of the McKenna's during this painful time. Fran was a wonderful,carin g and nuturing mom. Love, Char

Rose Mc Kenna 01-24-2009 10:33

We are all very sorry to hear of your death.Our prayers are with you all especially over the next few days.


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