She leaves her parents, Kevin J. and Jody A. (Harmon) McKenna; two brothers, Bryan A. and John K. McKenna, both of Shrewsbury; her maternal grandmother, Finita P. “Nana” Harmon of Shrewsbury; paternal grandmother, Corliss “Mimi” Sullivan of Leominster; Godmother “Auntie” Christine Orciani of Sterling; also survived by several aunts, including her great aunt, Mae-Mae; uncles, cousins, many special friends; and her loving dog, Athena.
She was raised in Shrewsbury and proudly graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 2008. She later attended Seven Hills Academy at Devens.
Miss McKenna passionately competed in Special Olympics, earning medals and awards in bowling and gymnastics. She also enjoyed her pool, playing Wii and going to Disney World.
Her family would like to thank all involved in her lifelong care she received.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family to celebrate Miss McKenna's life Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. Her funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 2, with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. Burial will be at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made to the Karli McKenna Fund, c/o, Central One Federal Credit Union, 714 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
For online condolences, please visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com.