Wayne E. McKinney
Wayne E. McKinney passed away on Sept. 29, 2016, after an extended illness. Wayne was born on April 11,1947. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Francine; his mother, Lorraine McKinney; and sisters, Katherine Sullivan, Gale McKinney, Donna Wetherbee, and Janice McKinney, all of East Hartford; a stepdaughter Mary Jo Thompson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years. He served in the Vietnam War, where he was awarded two Purple Hearts for acts of bravery. He will be remembered for his service to community, his love of gardening and love of animals, especially his beloved dog, Kara, and cat, Meatball. Plans for a memorial service in his honor will be made in the future.
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