Vivian (Butera) McKenna


Vivian (Butera) McKenna, 86, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully Nov. 1, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 4, 1932, in Bangor the daughter of Lorenzo and Carmela (Capostagno) Butera. She was a lifelong resident of Bangor, was a devoted homemaker to her family and was a faithful communicant and choir member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, Bangor.

Surviving are her four children: daughter; Carolyn Liebow with husband, Robert, of Rockport, Mass., and their two children, son, Joshua with wife, Susana, their three children Serena, Noah and Hunter from Wenham, Mass., daughter, Jessye of Boston, Mass. Daughter; Maureen Tousignant with husband, Thomas, of Pewaukee, Wis., and their five children, son, Jonathan with wife, Emily, and their son Richard, daughter, Karissa, son, Brandon with wife, Lucy, and sons, Christopher and Timothy, all from Wisconsin. Son; Russell McKenna of Marlboro, Mass. Son; Christopher with wife, Rhonda, and their two daughters Fallon and Kelsey, all from Mount Pleasant, S.C.; her sister, Carmela Spenser with husband Robert of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; three sisters-in-law, Nonie, Alvina Butera of Bangor and Anna Butera of Brewer; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her beloved husband, Russell McKenna, Vivian was preceded in death by her five brothers, Charles, Benjamin, Raymond, Joseph and Lawrence Butera, two sisters-in-law, Norma and Rose Butera and a special nephew Joseph Butera.

Friends may visit 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Kiley and Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, York Street, Bangor. Interment to follow on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or at Messages and memories may be share with her family at

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