Nettie McKenney

April 26, 1931 - April 19, 2024
Nettie  McKenney

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Nettie McKenney, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday April 19, 2024 in Wilmington, NC.

She was born and raised in Plainfield, NJ.

She went to work for United National Bank where she met Richard “Dick” McKenney and was married for 60 years. Also preceding her in death were son-in-law Richard Welc.

After the bank, she worked 15 years for AT&T retiring as manager of marketing dept Budgets and then moved to NC.

Nettie and Dick shared their love for golf, cards, friends but mostly their children Sue Welc, Nancy DeMuth and husband Don and Janet DiCecco and husband Tony and grandchildren, Crystal, Jason, Jennifer, Lyndsey, Kelly, Steven and TJ and 12 great grandchildren.

Nettie enjoyed being a competitive athlete from her years as a softball player, bowler, downhill skier and of course golfer boasting 6 hole in ones! She was an avid Yankees fan.

She started two different golf leagues and was involved in many tournaments and always “played by the rules”!

She was very proud of having the opportunity to be the Volunteer Coordinator for UNCW’s 1994 College Invitational and the 1995 NCAA Women’s Golf championships held at Landfall CC.

Nettie loved to travel with friends for tournaments all over NC and competed up into her 80″s with many, many wins!  She also enjoyed playing cards with family and great friends along the years. She also loved teaching some of her grandchildren the game of golf with such patience.
Rest in peace mom!
You lived your best life!

A memorial service will be conducted 11 AM Thursday, May 2, 2024 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow the service where the family will greet friends.

To view the live-stream CLICK HERE.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • May 02, 2024
    Franklin DiCecco posted an image:

  • May 02, 2024
    Franklin DiCecco says:
    I love you, Nana. Thank you for giving me a place to have such wonderful childhood vacations, for providing a loving home and warm memories for me to cherish forever. I'm sorry we couldn't make it to the service and that I wasn't around as much as I should've been as an adult. I will miss sending you Franklin's pictures as he grows up and I miss rolling on the floor with Amber while you and Pop enjoyed the family's presence. Sometimes I smell my dog and it brings me back to those times. I miss you. I should have gotten to know you better than I did. Give Pop a big hug for me. I love you.

  • May 01, 2024
    Linda A Smith says:
    RIP Dear Nettie. I have enjoyed our friendship our the past several decades starting with many shared golf games and then more recently, our weekly Mexican Train and card games. A true competitor to the end. I will miss you dearly.

  • May 01, 2024
    Janet DiCecco posted an image:
    Most of My favorite memories include you.
    Most of My favorite memories include you.

  • May 01, 2024
    Janet DiCecco says:
    You were the best mom anyone could ever ask for. Your love of your family was first and foremost. We shared our love of our Lord Jesus Christ and I will see you again in heaven. I am positive that our lord said to you welcome my good and faithful servant. Be at peace and rest with Dad and our loved ones till we can all be together again. I love you Mom.