Eileen Kenna

  • Visitation:
    Thursday, October 17, 2013
    2-5 PM & 7-9 PM
    O'Connell Funeral Home
  • Funeral Service: 
    Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts R.C. Church
    168 Hill Street  Southampton, NY
    Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM
  • Interment: 
    Sacred Hearts RC Cemetery
    Southampton, New York
  • Service Type: Public
  • In Lieu of Flowers:
    Rogers Memorial Library
    91 Coopers Farm Road
    Southampton, NY 11968
    or the..
    Basilica Parish of the sacred Hearts RC Church
    168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
    or the..
    Susan G. Komen Foundation at


  • Biography

    Born: December 27, 1935
    Died:  October 15, 2013
    Age:  77   

    Eileen (Gibbons) Kenna of Southampton died last week at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 77.

    She was born Dec. 27, 1935 in Corona and moved to Southampton in 1998.

    Eileen was an active member of the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton Village as a social outreach volunteer, and also worked part time in the parish office.

    She was a 1954 graduate of St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point and later received a secretarial certificate from Katherine Gibbs School.

    She married John F. Kenna in 1961 and they lived in Astoria until John died in 1998.

    Eileen was the mother of Margaret and Robert Skibbens of Allentown, Pa., Frank and Stacey Kenna of Forest Hills and Kara and David Reich-Hale of Babylon.

    She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Joseph and Erin Skibbens, Connor and Jordan Kenna, and Donovan and Amelia Reich-Hale.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Basilica Parish of Jesus and Mary, Rogers Memorial Library or the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer survivors.

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