James Kenna

James Emerson Kenna

1943 - 2021

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Obituary of James Emerson Kenna

James E. Kenna

Jim Kenna, 77, passed away on January 26, 2021, in Rochester, NY with his wife by his side. Jim was born on July 11, 1943 in Warsaw, NY, to Paul and Nina Kenna. He graduated from Pavilion High School in 1961 and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Brockport in 1965. He started his career as a Math Teacher and went on to work for 34 years at Dansville Central Schools. Jim married Ann Cicero on June 19, 1965 in Perry, NY. The couple had 3 children, Michelle (Mark) LaBue, Paul (Kim) Kenna, and Julie (Mike) Beale. Jim cherished spending time with his family on vacations, holidays, and gatherings. He traveled extensively throughout the US and overseas, particularly interested in the history of the location and capturing each scene in photos. He was active in the Dansville community, serving in various roles for the town, school, and church, volunteering his time, and often resources, as a quiet and humble testament to his love for God. He loved all sports, coaching high school baseball and basketball for the love of the game and the kids. He played many pick up basketball games with fellow teachers and friends, before hanging up his sneakers for the less demanding physically, but psychologically torturous sport of golf. Other hobbies included staring contests with the grandkids, collecting coins, reading, puzzles, hand crafting stained glass art, and shuttling his wife from sale to sale. Jim and Ann moved from Dansville to Greece after retirement to be closer to his cherished family and grandchildren. He was blessed to have made many lifelong friends.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Ann Kenna, Michelle (Mark) LaBue - daughter, Paul (Kim) Kenna - son, Julie (Mike) Beale - daughter, Nancy (Peter) Neidrauer - sister, Sharon (Jerry) Landcastle - sister, Mike Kenna - brother, Rosemary Swede - sister-in-law, Nunzio (Donna) Cicero - brother-in-law, Josh LaBue - grandson, AJ LaBue - grandson, Jack LaBue - grandson, Megan Kenna - granddaughter, Makenzie Beale - granddaughter, Rex Beale - grandson, Chloe Beale - granddaughter. James is preceded in death by Paul and Nina Kenna - parents, Sheila Galbraith - sister, Alice Kenna - step-mother, Gerald Landcastle - brother-in-law

The service for Mr. James Kenna will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd at 9:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Road, Greece, NY 14626 Visitation: Monday, February 1st, from 5:00-8:00 PM at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home. Burial: Private interment immediately following the service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY. Memorial donations can be made in James's name to St. Lawrence Church. https://www.stlawrencegreeceny.org

 

Monday
1
February

Visitation at the funeral home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, February 1, 2021
Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Inc
1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, New York, United States
(585) 720-6000
Tuesday
2
February

Funeral Mass

9:30 am
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
St. Lawrence Chruch
1000 North Greece Road
Rochester, New York, United States