Barbara (Zupkus) McKennerney




          WATERBURY- Barbara (Zupkus) McKennerney, 75, of Waterbury, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Donald E. McKennerney, who died on August 19, 2018.

          Barbara was born in Waterbury on May 5, 1943 daughter of the late Bruno and Theresa (Bartone) Zupkus and had been a lifelong resident of Waterbury.

          She graduated from Croft High School and went on to work at Stop & Shop where she met her husband Don. Barbara also worked at Bradlees and retired from Kmart in Watertown.

          Barbara enjoyed traveling to Civil War battle sites, attending Broadway musicals, shows at the Seven Angels Theater and the Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck, RI. She also enjoyed spending time with her family in Rhode Island.

          Barbara is survived by her daughter, Elaine Melchionne and her husband Philip of Prospect, 4 grandchildren, Catherine, Carmen and Cara Melchionne and Vincent McKennerney and many nieces, nephews and friends.

          She is also survived by her brother, John Zupkus and his wife Mary of Bedford, MA and her sister Elinor Williams of Ecuador. Barbara was predeceased by her son, Francis McKennerney.

          The McKennerney family would like to thank the entire staff of the Intensive Care Unit at Waterbury Hospital for the care that they provided.

           Funeral will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow Street to Our Lady of Loreto Church, 12 Ardsley Road for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Old St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

          In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Woodland Regional High School, Chapter of Best Buddies, 135 Back Rimmon Road, Beacon Falls, CT 06403 c/o Christina MacSweeney.

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