Nancy McKenna

Nancy L. McKenna

Monday, May 15th, 1950 - Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Nancy L. McKenna, 70 of Pleasant Valley, NY passed away on September 7, 2020 in Vassar Bros. Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. She was born on May 15, 1950 in Endicott, N.Y., the daughter of Gordon E. & Yvonne C. Davey Wells.
She married Robert J. McKenna, Jr. on September 1, 1984 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He survives at home. Nancy was self-employed as a Pet Sitter in Pleasant Valley, NY. She loved her animals.
Nancy was a 40 year member of the Pleasant Valley Fire District, 5 year member of the Salt Point Fire Company and she loved being outside working in her garden.
Survivors include daughters: Carol (Mike) McRitchie of Pleasant Valley, NY; Shara (Justin) Studler of Camp LeJeune, NC; Jamie (Edward) Peters of Middletown, NY and brother: David (Jill) Wells of Trento, Florida. Her biggest joy in life was her children and grandchildren: Patrick, Dale, Shannon McRitchie; Braelyn, Landon-Tate Studler; Kaydence, Emma Peters and she was Nanny to them all. There are 4 Nieces and 1 Nephew that survive.
There are no calling hours. Services are private and burial is at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H., Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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    Rhinebeck Cemetery
    Rt. 9
    RHINEBECK, NY 12572
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Posted at 01:15pm
Our condolences to the McKenna family. We share your loss with deepest sympathy. Nancy we love you… thank you for all of your help and watching out for us these past 17 years. Nancy you have a special place in our hearts… we will never forget you. Arnie, Bill, Muffin, Anna, Tommy, Calvin, Quinda, Sadie, Felix, Uma and especially Noel.

Ben Burruby

Posted at 12:25pm
To the McKenna family, I am so sorry for your loss. My GOD be with you during this most difficult of times..


Posted at 09:02pm
Nancy was a very good friend since kindergarten. We shared alot of memories of great times spent at Trinity Church Youth Fellowship (retreats at Camp Epworth, trips to Philadelphia and Boston, car washes, and the Fri. nite coffeehouse.) I hadn't seen or talked to her in many years, but I will always remember her as a kind, caring person who could always be counted on. Her love of animals was immeasurable. I only regret that we had lost track of each other. My sincere condolences to all of her family (including her brother, David.) May you rest in peace, Nancy.... Janice Glass

Eric Levin

Posted at 12:07pm
Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Bobby and your family. I remember my 1st ride in the ambulance as a new EMT. It was with Nancy and Bud. Pleasant Valley has lost a tireless, loyal and humble volunteer. She will be sorely missed...

Eric and Brenda Levin

Patti Sawyer

Posted at 10:15am
Our sincere condolences to the Mc Kenna and McRitchey family...we are so sorry for your loss of a beautiful person🙏 Prayer for the families🙏 With Sympathy, Patti and Ken Sawyer

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