In Our Care

Kenna, Patricia (Beresford) of Arlington, MA, Hampton and Exeter, NH. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Attorney Thomas D. Kenna, Jr. who died in 2013. Dear daughter of the late Patrick and Ruth Beresford of Medford and Arlington, MA. Devoted mother of Thomas Patrick Kenna of Arlington, MA and Hampton, NH and his late wife Carol, John Lawrence Kenna of Arlington, MA and Hampton, NH and his wife Donna, and the late Attorney David Beresford Kenna of Sterling, MA. Grandmother of Brigitte, Isobel and Max Kenna of Texas. Sister of Clare Turner and late husband Ted of Exeter, NH, and the late Alan R. Beresford and wife Cecile of Sun Lakes, Arizona. Dear Aunt of Alese Currie and husband R. Paul and their son Grant of Brentwood, NH, and Jane Beresford and husband Patrick of Studio City, CA and their daughters Caroline and Angela.

Born in Somerville, raised in Medford, and resided in Arlington for 63 years Patricia attended parochial grammar school and Girls Catholic High School in Malden, making lifelong friends there. She attended Emmanuel College (1950) and taught in the Medford and Arlington schools. After raising her family, she was employed in the security department of Raytheon Corporate Offices, then in Lexington, from which she retired. An active member of St. Camillus Parish for 57 years she taught CCD for 30 years, she was a Prefect of Sodality and a Eucharistic Minister.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass Avenue, ARLINGTON on Friday from 8:30 am – 9:30 am and to her funeral mass at 10:00 am at St. Camillus Church. Burial to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Patricia to: St. Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike, Arlington, MA 02476. Please visit to view an online guestbook.
Friday, Nov 10, 2023 8:30am to 9:30am
Funeral Mass:
Friday, Nov 10, 2023 10:00am
Friday, Nov 10, 2023 11:00am