Snow Funeral Home: Obituaries

Snow Funeral Home

Francis Hugh McKenna Francis Hugh McKenna
(December 6, 1941 - March 8, 2014)

U.S. Veteran Passed away peacefully at Brittany Manor, Midland, Michigan, on March 8, 2014. Age 72. Fran was born on December 6, 1941, in Saginaw to the late Mary F. McIntyre McKenna from Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Joseph F. McKenna from Lynn, Massachusetts. Fran was a 1959 graduate of St. Mary Cathedral High School. He was a member of the ROTC at the University of Detroit, where he graduated in 1964 with a BS in Accounting. He entered the U.S. Army in 1964, at Fort Carson, Colorado serving as 1st Lt. Field Artillery. From 1967 until 1979, Fran proudly served the 4th Battalion, 38th FA in Bay City, where he reached the rank of Captain. Fran opened his own accounting firm in the early 80s in Saginaw. He had a special love of history especially the World War II era. He enjoyed sharing time with his many friends and family golfing, skiing, and boating at his cottage. Above all, he loved life and lived it to its fullest traveling to visit family and sharing trips with his family. He was a longtime member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Saginaw, and St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sanford. Fran was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Sons of Italy Golf League. Fran was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wallace, John, and Joseph, and sisters Ruth, twin Mary Florence, and Patricia.

He is survived by eldest sister, Margaret McKenna Twarozynski; sisters-in-law, Betty Ann McKenna (Wallace) and Marie McKenna (Joseph); nephews Robert McKenna, Michael Twarozynski (Kim), Daniel Twarozynski (Beth), James Twarozynski (Tracy), and Gregory McKenna; nieces Diane McKenna Rorai (Blake), Maureen McKenna DiPaola (Rick), Tricia Twarozynski DeClercq (David), Stephanie Twarozynski Lacombe (Lance), Kathleen McKenna, and Elizabeth McKenna; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Fran’s family wishes to thank the caring nurses and staff at Brittany Manor, Heartland Hospice, and Mid-Michigan Regional Hospital in Midland, for their comfort and kindness given to Fran during the last months of his life.

The family also expresses love, gratitude, and appreciation to Fran’s devoted business assistant and friend, Mrs. Julie Metiva, who faithfully stayed by his side day and night during his illness.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Steven Gavit will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.com), Brittany Manor or Heartland Hospice. Family and friends may share a condolence online at www.snowfuneralhome.net.