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Robert Wallace McKenney

Male 1936 - 2012  (76 years)


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  • Name Robert Wallace McKenney 
    Born 22 Oct 1936  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Graduation 1954  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Agency: Orange High School  
    Military Abt 1955  [2
    Bob served in the United States Army for a couple years after the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. 
    Residence 1960  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1996  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Dec 2006  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    History His obituary reads "Robert W. "Robert W. "Bob" McKenney, 76, of Orange, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at his home after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was born in Orange on October 22, 1936 a son of Everett and Iva I. (Jones) McKenney and grew up in Orange, graduating from Orange High School in 1954. Bob served in the United States Army for a couple years after the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge, Bob went to work at McKenney's Service Station on South Main Street and became the owner upon his father's death and continued to own and operate the station right up until his death. A member of the North Quabbin Lodge of Masons, Bob had also been a member of the Orange Kiwanis Club and the Community Church of North Orange and Tully. A staunch NASCAR racing fan, he also enjoyed spending time with his family at his camp on Lake Mattawa. Survivors include his wife, Audrey (Thompson) McKenney of Orange; a son, Pastor Robert McKenney and his wife, Caroline of New Boston, NH; daughters, Deborah Deane of New Market, MD, and Tracy Flaherty and her husband, Tom, of Orange; a step son, James Buck and his companion, Suanne Cross, of Vernon, VT; step daughter, Christine Koppner of Leicester; grand-daughters, Amy McKenney of Boston and Jeana McKenney of New Orleans, LA; step grandchildren, Sarah Koppner of Chaparral, NM, Samantha Buck, Tiffany Cross, and Tasha Cross, all of Vernon, VT, and William Buck of Leicester; sisters, Joan Reid and her husband, George, of Orange and Marie Tavernini of Alexandria, VA; many nephews and nieces; father in law, Clinton Thompson and his wife, Vergie, of Salisbury, NC; sister in law, Valerie Thompson and her companion, Michael Tivnan of Leicester; and brothers in law, Craig Thompson and his wife, Patty, of Brookfield and James Thompson of Denmark. Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Barnes. There are no calling hours. A Memorial service will be held on December 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Mission Fund of the Community Church of North Orange and Tully, c/o Glenn Johnson, 192 Athol Road, Orange, MA 01364. Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements."

    Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from November 20 to November 22, 2012
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    Died 18 Nov 2012  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Agency: at his home 
    Cause: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 
    Person ID I231  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Samuel
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2016 

    Father Everett Arnold McKenney,   b. 23 Jun 1910, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1981, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Iva Irene Jones,   b. 13 Apr 1910, Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 2006, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 08 Feb 1932  [5
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Karen Reid 
    Married 14 Nov 1959 
    Children 
     1. Robert Wallace McKenney, Jr.
     2. Deborah Jane McKenney
     3. Tracy Ann McKenney
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Audry Thompson 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [2
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F2899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1936 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1940 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Agency: Orange High School - 1954 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1960 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - He is listed as a gas station manager. - 1996 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dec 2006 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: at his home - 18 Nov 2012 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S130] Town Clerk of Orange. Street List, Orange, Mass. - 1996, ( Orange, Massachusetts: Town of Orange, 1997).

    2. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 101113518

    3. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1592; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 6-51

    4. [S846] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Orange, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1960

    5. [S809] Obituary of Iva Jones McKenney, (Athol, Massachusetts: The Athol Daily News 2006).

    6. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).