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Connor John McKenna, 23, lifelong resident of Edison Park.  Passed away at his home on June 18, 2020.   Connor was one of three born on  June 17, 1997 at Lutheran General Hospital. Beloved son of Cathy Somen McKenna and John McKenna, loving brother of Casey and Matthew McKenna, cherished grandson of the late Mary and Robert McKenna and Michael and Joan Somen. Joan Somen was the only grandparent Connor ever met. She and Connor were very best buddies and could be always be found giggling together. Godparents, uncle Paul McKenna and aunt Terry Somen, with whom he shared a special bond. Connor was a loved friend, a supportive family member, and his positive presence was felt by all; he could always be found smiling and laughing at hilarious burps, coughs, and sneezes (as one should). 

Connor touched the lives of countless family members and friends. Connor had an impact everywhere he went, including Stock School, Solomon Elementary School and Northside Learning Center for High School. There were other special places, including Camp Hope Illinois, Misericordia, Norwood Park, where he participated in Day Camp, Wheelchair dancing, Bowling, Pizza parties and so much more. He also loved Iceland ice rink, Horsefeathers and Equestrian Connection stables. Connor made new friends everywhere he went. Though Connor could not physically take part in everything, he was so social he got more out of these gatherings than people will ever know, and everyone involved will be forever touched by his joy. The family is so grateful to all the incredible people who touched Connor’s life. Memorials may be made in Connor’s name to Camp Hope Illinois, PO Box 687, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or Misericordia, 6300 N Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

Due to the restriction on public gatherings a private service and interment of cremains had taken place.  The family appreciates the many kind expressions of sympathy that family and friends have sent through social media and mail. Connor will remain in the minds and hearts of many.