McKenney, Donna Jean

McKenney, Donna Jean

Ellsworth/Hancock – Donna J. McKenney died peacefully surrounded by her family at a Bangor hospital on May 3rd, 2017. Donna was born Nov. 6th, 1944 in Framingham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Otto K. and Lillian L. (Moody) Bahr.

She attended high school in Madison, Maine where she met Robert, her husband of 55 years. They eventually settled in Ellsworth, where they raised their family. Donna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a homemaker, with many talents and hobbies, far too many to list.

In addition to her husband, and mother, Donna is survived by her children, Tammy and Andy Andrews, Tracey and Todd Blankenship, Trudy and James Martin, Tara McKenney and Craige Williamson, and Tristan McKenney and Will Hardison; nine grandchildren, Megan, Danel, Amanda, Andrea, Paige, Shelby, Blake, Damon, and Josie; as well as two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Lillian. Donna also leaves behind a brother, Dan Bahr and wife Risteen; as well as her step-father, Donald Tully.  She was predeceased by her father.

A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

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9 Condolences

  • Norma Cook Posted May 4, 2017 7:04 pm

    Dear Robert and family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear, Donna. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Cathy Jordan (Hart) Posted May 5, 2017 8:51 am

    My love goes out to you Robert and the whole family! Hugs to all of you. She was a very special kind, caring woman,

  • Dave Easler Posted May 5, 2017 12:06 pm

    Dan, I am so, so sorry. Cancer is a devastating disease.

  • Barbara Demchak Posted May 6, 2017 8:14 am

    Dan and family, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful sister. I remember her from when we were all growing up on Madison Avenue. She was always so kind to this pesky little kid, and always had a smile.

  • Dana & Gloria Berry Posted May 6, 2017 7:29 pm

    Bob, Gloria and I are so sorry for your loss. I remember fondly those high school years Donna sat just in front of me in many classes, helping whenever she could. Good memories! May God bless and comfort you and the family in your loss.

  • Mary Forlenza Posted May 7, 2017 3:42 pm

    Tracey, (Todd and family). I am so very sorry of your Mom’s sudden passing and was glad to know you made it back home.. Your Wisconsin friends and colleagues are thinking of you and the family during this difficult time. Use this opportunity with your family to share the many wonderful memories of Mom and take the time you need….

  • John and Wendy Berg Posted May 8, 2017 12:16 pm

    Hello Tracey, Todd and Blankenship Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take Care.

  • Tim Henderson Posted May 11, 2017 2:43 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss

  • Margaret Burns Ellsworth,Maine Posted May 11, 2017 10:23 pm

    To Robert and family, sorry for loss. Will be praying for comfort for all of you.

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