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.
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 www.brbsfuneral.com.