Johanna Frances (Mahoney) McKenna February 22, 1926 - March 31, 2021

Johanna Frances (Mahoney) McKenna, of Dorchester, died peacefully Wednesday March 31, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Jeremiah McKenna. Loving mother of Gary P. McKenna of Dorchester. Daughter of the late John and Johanna (Sullivan) Mahoney of Lough Brin, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Sister of the late Jeffrey Mahoney, Mary Ann O’Sullivan and Margaret Downing, all of Co. Kerry, the late John Mahoney and the late Bridget Driscoll. Sister-in-law of Ann Mahoney of Dorchester and Sean McKenna, Maureen O’Hurley and Sheila Griffin, all of Killorglin, Co. Kerry. Johanna is survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday April 6 from 8:30 – 9:30 am. Johanna’s Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10 AM.  Interment at Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Johanna’s memory may be made to Saint Gregory Parish, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124.

Tuesday April 6 from 8:30 -9:30 AM

Dolan Funeral Home
1140 Washington Street


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    Frances o connor says

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of aunty Frances, we have wonderful memories of loads fun x laughter of many happy times spend over the years….you were always full fun x laughter….rest in peace aunty always Frances,Pj x family .Camp Tralee….

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      Patrick Sullivan says

      Sorry for your Family’s Loss. Thoughts and prayers for Johanna from Chicago

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    Una Rolston says

    May your gentle soul rest in peace Frances

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    Geoffrey and Bridget Mahony says

    Sincere sympathy to Gary and all the Mckenna and Mahonys on the death of my God mother Frances. May she Rest in Peace. Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time and remembering all the good times we had over the years.

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    Mary Falvey says

    RIP Frances.

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    Alison O’Sullivan says

    Sincere condolences on the passing of Frances. I have fond memories of the time spent with her during my visit to Boston in summer 2017. She was a true lady and no doubt will be sorely missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

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      Barry & Joan Harmon, Killorglin. says

      Sincere condolences to Gary and the McKenna and Mahony families on the passing of Frances. May she rest in peace.

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    Fiona O Sullivan says

    Sincere sympathies to Gary, The McKenna and Mahoney families on the passing on Frances. A true lady with a great sense of humour and outlook on life just like her sister, my grandmother Mary Anne. I’m sure you are all reunited once again and reminiscing on days gone by. Rest in Peace Frances. Xx

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    Anne Marie O Sullivan says

    My sincerest sympathies to Garry and the extended members of the Mahoney and Mc Kenna families. Frances was a lovely lady who always extended a huge welcome to us anytime we met her. I’m sure my Nan (Mary Anne) and all her siblings had the biggest welcome in heaven for her this week. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.

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    Caroline & Johnny Healy-Rae says

    Sincere sympathies on the passing of auntie Frances. May she rest in peace

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    Declan &Breeda Falvey says

    Our deepest sympathies to Gary and the members of the Mahoney and McKenna families on the passing of Francis. May she rest in peace.

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    Kathy and Kevin Conroy says

    Our deepest sympathy to Gary and the McKenna, Mahoney, and Driscoll families on the passing of dear, sweet Frances.
    Many of my earliest memories involve Jerry, Frances and their pride and joy , Gary. Our families shared many laughs over the years and when my Dad passed away the McKennas, Mahoney’s and Driscoll’s were there to help my Mom pick up and move forward. I am eternally grateful for all the love, friendship ,kindness and support they showed her.
    Frances was a kind, hospitable, gracious lady. She loved her family and friends and will be sorely missed by many.
    I’m guessing that they are all dancing in Heaven , like they often did in anyone’s living room or kitchen.
    I hope you can all take comfort , peace and joy in the sweet, happy memories you have. Laugh and celebrate Frances; a life “ well- lived”. xo
    Kathy (Egan) and Kevin Conroy

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    Sarah O Sullivan says

    My sincere Condolences to Gary and the extended Mahony and McKenna families. I was sad to hear of her passing.She was a lovely lady and I have lovely memories of her on her numerous trips home to Ireland and of the time we spent in Boston in 2003 with all the family. She was always grateful for the pictures and letters myself and my Nan Mary Anne would send her, her link with home. She will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her, and I’m sure she got the biggest welcome in heaven and is reunited with all her loved ones. My thoughts are with ye all. May Frances Rest In Peace xx

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    Morty and Marian O Sullivan says

    Deepest sympathy to Gary and all the extended family on the sad passing of Aunty Frances. We have great memories of times spent with her and all the family. I enjoyed my phone calls to her, she was a lovely lady full of fun and laughter. May she Rest in Peace.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in Johanna’s memory may be made to

Saint Gregory Parish
2215 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124