Carolyn J. (Pilcher) McKenna, age 73, a long-time resident of Andover and Tewksbury, died peacefully on February 28, 2015. Carolyn was the beloved wife of Richard “Dick” McKenna, devoted mother of Scott McKenna & his wife Donna of Tewksbury, Gail Richards & her husband Todd of So. Carolina, and Gregg McKenna & his wife Kim of Wilmington, loving “Gram” of Fr. Stephen McKenna, William McKenna, Todd Richards Jr., 1st Lt. Courtney Richards, 1st Lt. Kelsey Richards, Julianne McKenna, and Matthew McKenna, daughter of the late Stephen and Jen (Day) Pilcher, dear sister of Lois South of So. Carolina, Pat Barbaro of Winchester, Ellen Pilcher of Wilmington, the late Stephen “Sonny” Pilcher, Robert Pilcher, and Richard “Buddy” Pilcher . Carolyn is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m. for a Funeral Mass which will be celebrated in Latin by Carolyn’s grandson Fr. Stephen McKenna. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 5th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.