Robert McKenna

Robert J. ""Bob"" McKenna

Monday, February 9th, 1931 - Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Robert J. "Bob" McKenna, 88, of Pleasant Valley, NY passed away on December 18, 2019 in Vassar Bros. Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born on February 9, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of John & Ruth Bates McKenna. Bob married Carol A. Cady on January 11, 1959 in St. Stanislaus Church in Pleasant Valley, NY. She survives at home. He was employed as a Metal Spinner for the former Alpha-Laval Co. in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Bob was an outstanding athlete and participated in sports all of his life. He was known for his baseball and softball abilities. So much so that he was a member of the New York State Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame, Dutchess County Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame, Dutchess County Baseball Hall of Fame and the Orange County Softball Hall of Fame. He was U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1949-50. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and Washington Redskins fan.
He is survived by sons: Robert J. (Nancy) McKenna, Jr. of Pleasant Valley, NY; Craig & Katrina McKenna of Millbrook, NY and a sister: Barbara Skinner of Concord, NC. Grandchildren include: Carol P. (Mike) McRitchie, Shara (Justin) Studler, Jamie (Eddie) Peters, Courtney Lilley and Fiancée Andrew Conklin, Bryce (Ralph) de la Cruz and Samantha McKenna. Great-Grandchildren include: Patrick, Dale & Shannon McRitchie, Braelyn & Landon Studler, Kaydence and Emma Peters. There are several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers: John, Joseph, Richard, Patrick, Thomas, Peter, James and William McKenna and sisters: Magdaline Prince and Catherine McKenna.
Visitation will be Monday, December 23, 2019 form 5-8PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, December 24, 2019 at 10AM in St. Joseph's Church, 15 No. Avenue, Millbrook, NY 12545. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to: D.C. Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame or The D.C. Baseball Hall of Fame. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Joseph's Church-Millbrokk
    15 North Avenue
    MILLBROOK, NY 12545
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  • Interment

    St. Peter's - POK.,NY
    171 Salt Point Tnpke
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Nancy Molinaro

Posted at 02:47pm
Carol and family, Nancy & I are sorry for your loss. Please except our condolences to you & your family. Bobby has always been one of my favorite people both on and off the playing field. Even as an exceptional athlete he was always a gentleman to everyone he was associated with. I personally will miss him but knowing that he is now in good hands. God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Nancy & Joe Molinaro

Joann McKenna

Posted at 05:03pm
Carol, My condolences to you and everyone who knew Bob. Wishing you peace and comfort.

James Doxsey

Posted at 10:12am
I grew up with Bobby in my life and have known him for 60 years. A true gentleman as well as very kind and sincere. Our family will deeply miss Bob, RIP

Michael Colacicco

Posted at 09:23pm
Carol & Family.
My deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Michael Colacicco

Alison Doxsey-Raymo

Posted at 04:21pm
Carol, so many wonderful memories of all the years at the softball fields with you and Bob. My deepest condolences. Alison Doxsey-Raymo

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