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Susan C. McKenna
Susan C. McKenna

March 6, 1947 - June 11, 2017
Born in Brooklyn, NY
Resided in Exeter, NH


Susan C. McKenna

Susan "Sue" McKenna passed away peacefully among family at her home in Exeter on Sunday evening June 11, 2017. Susan was born March 6, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York to Anne (Bonomo) and August Borghese. She was the proud mother of Kathy and Matthew McKenna.

A proud Brooklyn native, Sue spent the better part of her life in Rockland County, New York where she raised her family among cherished friends and relatives. Sue had over thirty years in the pension industry ending her career as a Senior Pension Consultant for INTAC Actuarial Services in New Jersey where she worked for fifteen years.

Her heart – and her kitchen – were always open and she touched many people with her generous, loving nature. She was extremely proud of the new generation of children in her life including her grandchildren Aurora and Ian Desmarais, Iona and Nick Conneely, her god children and the many people who called her "Aunt."

Sue lived her life vibrantly and enthusiastically easily making friends wherever she went. Her bubbly personality drew many people to her including her many new friends at Sterling Hill in Exeter.

Sue loves music and dancing and spent her retirement socializing, knitting and doing Zumba.

Susan is survived by her two grandchildren, Aurora and Ian Desmarais, her daughter Kathy McKenna and son-in-law Robert Desmarais, her sister Mem Borghese and her partner Chet Wydrinski, her sister Jo Cavaliere, her husband Bob, and their daughters, Anne Conneely, Gabrielle and Chrissie Cavaliere.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Michael Church, 9 Lincoln St., Exeter, NH.

Funeral services will also be held in New York, dates, times and locations to be updated when complete.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Exeter Area YMCA, see




Brewitt Funeral Home - Exeter
14 Pine Street
Exeter, NH US 03833
Thursday, June 15, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Michael Church
9 Lincoln Street
Exeter, NH US 03833
Friday, June 16, 2017
10:00 AM

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