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Lorraine J. Kenny

July 1, 2013
The Leader Herald

Mrs. Lorraine J. "Lori" Kenny, age 77, of Gloversville, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital after succumbing to complications related to a brief and sudden illness.

Born Lorraine Joan Engstrom on April 2, 1936, Lori grew up in Bronx, N.Y., was a nationally ranked cyclist finishing 4th in the 1954 Olympic Trials. After high school she worked as a secretary until she met her devoted husband of 50 years, Donald Kenny. Mrs. Kenny was a Gloversville resident for 38 years and worked as a secretary for both Grandoe Gloves and The Lexington Center. Lori was a proud military wife and mother, a consummate friend who loved golfing, traveling and her five grandchildren.

She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, where she was active in the Social Spirits.

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Mrs. Kenny

Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Kenny of Gloversville; three children, Donall E. Kenny (Elizabeth) of Colorado, Susan K. Raiano (Robert) of Amsterdam and Scott K. Kenny (Shelley Oxford) of Bellevue, Neb.; a sister, Doris Troll of Glenhead, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Donald Raiano, Kathleen Kenny, Patrick Kenny, Kyle Kenny and Chayce Kenny.

Lori was predeceased by her parents, John and Susan Brauer Engstrom; and a brother, John C. Engstrom Jr.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a prayer service will follow at 6 p.m., with the Very Rev. Donald Czelusniak officiating.

Interment will take place at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Church of the Holy Spirit's flower fund at 151 S. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078.

Please visit and sign the family's online guestbook at



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