Jaye's Story

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Jaye A. McKenney, 85, passed away on Sunday June 5, 2016. He was the son of Roland Mayo and Ida Laverne McKenney, born on July 23, 1930 in Belfast Maine.

Jaye graduated from Old Town High School then attended the University of Maine graduating with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He served in the Army and spent eighteen months in Korea. Upon returning from active duty, Jaye had a 38 year career with International Paper Company. Jaye married Shirley Snow in 1953 and had 59 years together until her passing in January 2012. Jaye and Shirley spent their years in retirement between Maine in the summer to Florida in the winter. Jaye was a member of the Isle Yacht Club where he enjoyed playing on the tennis team for many years. He also enjoyed cooking Maine lobsters for many a gathering during his summers in Maine.

Jaye is survived by his daughter Mary M. Briggs of New Hampshire, son Timothy J. McKenney and his wife Lynne of Pennsylvania, son Andy McKenney and his wife Tammy of Texas, daughter Cheryl McKenney of Maine and sister-in-law Joan Snow of Maine. He has six grandchildren Kristen, Ashlynde, Scott, Heather, Timothy and Becky also nieces and nephews Mary, Ralph, Diana, Carlene, Glen and Kevin.

Visiting hours for Jaye will be held on 10am - 12 noon Saturday, July 16th, at Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town Maine. A graveside service will be held at the Lamoine Cemetery at 2pm that same afternoon.
Published on  July 9, 2016
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