Obituary – Hilda B McKenna

Hilda B. McKenna, age 89, of 52 Beechwood Drive, Saranac Lake, died Saturday, October 13, 2012 at home following a short illness.

Born in Rochester, New York on October 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Richmond) Bastian. Hilda married John McKenna on June 5, 1948 in Rochester, NY. He predeceased her in 1987.

Hilda loved playing cards, doing her word search puzzles, and scratching off her lottery tickets. Her greatest joy was having her grandchildren and great grandchildren around her.

She is survived by her daughter Susan and son-in-law Edward Goetz of Saranac Lake, NY. Two grandsons Brian Goetz and his wife Tracy of Bloomingdale and Steven Goetz and his wife Melissa of Latham, NY. Three great grandchildren Karlie, Zackary and Christopher Goetz and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, mother, one brother William Bastian and two sisters Dorothea Flannery, and Leona Rattigan.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Tuesday October 16, 2012 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.    A funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the funeral home with Deacon Fred Oberst officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Hilda B. McKenna may make memorial contributions to Adirondack Health Fit for Life or High Peaks Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at

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