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Swansea – William D. McKenna, 51, of Swansea, died Friday February 21,2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

He was born in Warwick a son of John J. and Paula P. (Janson) McKenna Sr. of Swansea Ma.

He has lived in Swansea or 5 years coming from Bristol, RI.

Bill was a graduate of Bristol High School Class of 1987, where he was the Freshman State Champion for Wrestling.

He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving as a Private First Class.

Bill was a member of the Iron Workers Union, and he also was a construction worker for various companies.

He enjoyed fishing and weight lifting and body building.

Bill had a heart of gold and he was a friend for life.

Besides his parents he is survived by his brothers John J. “ROCKY” McKenna Jr, and his wife Pamela of Swansea, MA. And James P. McKenna and his wife Kristine of Somerset, MA.

Bill was the Uncle of Jason, Ethan, James, Nicholas, Emily and Brooke.

He also leaves several cousins and his extended family and friends.

His visiting hours will be held Thursday February 27,2020 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with a Prayer Service at 6:00 pm in the SMITH FUNERAL and MEMORIAL SERVICES, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Burial will be private.

Gifts in his memory may be made to Riverwood Mental Health Services, 25 Railroad Ave, Warren, RI 02885.

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  • Visitation

    February 27, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, RI 02885
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    February 27, 2020 | 6:00pm
    February 27, 2020 6:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, RI 02885
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Lisa Castigliego

Posted at 11:27am
I went to school with Billy and have so many fond memories of the class of 1987. Billy was such a dear person with a heart of gold. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and pray his family finds strength in the memories you all shared.. RIP FLY HIGH my old friend.

Sharkey Mathieu

Posted at 08:12pm
To Jack / Rocky / Jim / The McKenna Family
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to Bill and Entire McKenna's Family and Friends.
So So Sorry For Your Loss
Sharkey Mathieu

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Posted at 08:46am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Love always , Jeff, Kim, Emma and Nathan
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Posted at 01:11am
When I think of you, I remember the Sundays we all spent at The Farm and I cant help but smile. Those memories, like you will never be forgotten.
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Posted at 06:53pm
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