Edna I. Kearney


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          TORRINGTON- Edna I. Kearney, 83 of Torrington and Wells, Maine passed away on June 23, 2021 in her “happy place” at her home in Maine with her loving family by her bedside. She was predeceased by her husband, soulmate and best friend, John G. Kearney, Jr.

          Edna was born in Waterbury on October 5, 1937 daughter of the late James and Ethel (Ritchie) Burton. She was a graduate of the Waterbury School System.

          Edna was a Personnel Manager at the White Flower Farm in Morris, CT until her retirement.

          Edna loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and was so proud of all their accomplishments. She loved crafting, gardening, sewing, canning, knitting, cooking/baking, all animals, the UConn Women’s Basketball Team and was an avid reader and music lover, especially her favorite band, Rascal Flatts.

          Edna is survived by her daughter, Donna Lea (Hankey) Ross and her husband Robert of Torrington, many grandchildren and great grandchildren and two nieces and two nephews of California.

          She was also predeceased by her son, George E. Hankey, III, her daughter, Pamela (Hankey) Orsini and her brother, Eric Burton.

          Entombment in St Peter’s Cemetery in Torrington will be at the convenience of the family.

          The Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow Street in Waterbury is assisting with the arrangements.

          In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be sent to the Smilow Cancer Center, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.

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