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Mary T. Mckenna-Ahern

May 30, 1934 — April 6, 2023

Mary Teresa McKenna Ahern, of Holtsville, New York died Thursday April 6, 2023 at the East End Hospice Kanas Center in Westhampton, New York after a lengthy illness. Mary, who was born in Tydavnet, Co. Monaghan, Ireland in 1934, moved to New York and was a longtime resident of Jackson Heights, N.Y. and Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut. Mary began her career as a midwife in England and upon moving to the US earned multiple Master’s degrees and worked as a highly regarded registered nurse eventually retiring from New York Eye and Ear and New York Presbyterian Hospital. In retirement, Mary and her husband William Ahern split their time between Sharon, Connecticut and Boston, Ma.

Mary was the eldest of five children born to Andrew McKenna and Mary Rose McKenna (nee Sherry). Mary was predeceased by her parents and husband as well as her sisters Margaret Philomena Powers and Elizabeth Christina Waters, and her brother Patrick McKenna. Mary was also predeceased by her niece Melissa Waters and nephew Richard Waters. She is survived by her brother Edward McKenna of Tydavnet, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, and her nieces and nephews: Karen Mckenna Young, Mary Powers Hygom, Col. Glenn Waters, Thomas Powers, Michael McKenna, Laura Waters Koziatek, Eileen Powers Tuthill, Patricia Waters McElroy, Clare Powers Liddell, Sherry Powers, and Patrick McKenna as well as many grand nieces and nephews.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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