Frances McKenna

Frances McKenna (Augostino)

Monday, April 21st, 1930 - Sunday, February 7th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Frances McKenna, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Frances McKenna

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Frances's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Frances's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Frances Mary (Augostino) McKenna, surrounded by her children, joined her beloved husband Jack in heaven on Sunday, the 7th day of February, 2021.

Frances, the first Augostino to be born on American soil, was born April 21, 1930 in Port Henry, NY to Salvatore and Rosaria (Mazzitelli) Augostino , who predecease her.

As a small child, Frances and her family relocated to Winooski, Vermont where she was the second of 8 children. Frances attended Winooski schools and as a young woman worked at the Mademoiselle Dress Shop and later, General Electric, and Jogbra.

Frances married the love of her life, John Patrick (Jack) McKenna on April 16, 1955. Together, Jack and Fran raised their family, who often caught them dancing in the living room, on River Street in Winooski. The door was always open to family and the friends of their 4 children. Many a teenager hung out on the McKenna front stoop or played in their yard over the 59 years Frances lived on River Street.

Frances is survived by her children, Jeffrey and Patricia McKenna, Cheryl McKenna, Jamine and Steven Campagna, Kelley Trombley and David Nerbak , her grandchildren Renee and Brett Kuehn, Erin McKenna, James Raymond and Elizabeth Bouffard, Bradley and Brittany Campagna, Katie Campagna and her great-grandchildren Blake, Carson and Ripley Kuehn, Olivia Owens and Xander McKenna-Staley, Lucas and Noah Campagna, Jack, McKenna, Chelsea and Cassidy Raymond.

Frances is survived by her brothers Tony (Nancy) Augostino , Patrick (Arline) Augostino and sisters Anna Stoll and Victoria Lathbury. She is also survived by many family members on both Augostino and McKenna sides and her best friend Sue Savoy.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Jack, her sisters Katherine Dattilio, Mary Lawrence, brother Joseph Augostino and great-grandson Alexander Owens.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St John Vianney Catholic Church. Due to Covid-19 masks and social distancing are required. To stream the service use the link: Donations in her name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care of LaVigne Funeral Home.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 11:00am
    St John Vianney Catholic Church
    160 Hinesburg Road
    South Burlington, VT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Due to Covid-19 masks and social distancing are required. To stream the service use the link:


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Frances here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Frances McKenna (Augostino) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Bridget McKenna

Posted at 10:24am
Jeffrey, Cheryl, Jamie and Kelly and family, we (Bridget, Tim & Gail, Terry & Colleen) are so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Frances is a wonderful person and a beautiful spirit. I'm certain she's in heaven dancing with Uncle Jack and wishing you comfort, strength and love.

Joanne Francis

Posted at 10:58am
We Shirley and Joanne Francis want to say how sad we are to hear about your Mom. It is so sad to loose someone you love so much. Take care and God bless everyone. Shirley and Joanne Francis

Paul and Jacie Leavitt

Posted at 02:03am
Kelley, Cheryl, Jamie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you each. Your Mom was a beautiful person. We are very sorry to have heard this. Memories are forever.

God Bless

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: