Sheila Jeanne Kenna Marmelstein
Verona-Sheila Jeanne Kenna Marmelstein, wife of Phil
Marmelstein, passed away, Monday,
November 24, 2014, at Charles T Sitrin
Healthcare Center. Born in Oneida, New York,
October 31, 1948, she was the daughter of
Kenneth W. and Myrtle Loesa (Stewart) Kenna
of Verona, New York.
Sheila attended John D. George Elementary School in Verona
and graduated from VVS Central School in 1966. A 1968
graduate of Monroe Community College/Eastman Dental
School, Sheila was a dental hygienist employed by Dr.'s O'Keefe
and Tiernan in Oneida, New York and Franklin Barber in Utica,
On September 4, 1971, Sheila married Phil Marmelstein, of
Utica, New York, at her family's homestead in Verona. A
lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Verona, she
served as Elder, Co-Treasurer, and Deacon for many years and
was past president of the Mohawk Valley Dental Hygienists'
Association. Sheila supported the New Horizons Barbershop
Chorus working backstage for several years during their annual
Verona was an important part of Sheila's life, and for 54 years it
was her home. She also enjoyed summers in the Adirondacks at
her family's camp, "Kenna's Inn," on Third Lake in Old Forge.
Sheila is survived by her husband of 43 years, and one sister,
Joan Kenna Drummond, Blossvale, brothers and sisters-in-laws,
Paul Marmelstein and Carol, Alyce and Jack Demma, and David
Marmelstein and Joanna. Special cousins, Joel Marmelstein
and Marla; Rev. Dr. Peter Thomas and Carolyn and Stewart
Williams and Esther. She is also
survived by nieces and nephews, Terry Boyce-Smith and
Thomas G. Smith, Kerry Colleen Boyce, Cynthia Moltz
McInerney, Eugene John and Mina Campanie, Beth Mac,
Tom Marmelstein, Mark Shepard, Erik and Carolyn Shepard,
Aaron and Tiffany Thomas, Edie Marmelstein,
and David Kaphan. Also great-nieces and nephews, Dustin and
Stephanie Anderson, Eric Anderson, Karley Anderson Anagnos,
Brooke Pattison and Douglas Lewis, Rachel and Julio Herrera,
Ryan and Beth Pattison, Thomas and Michael McInerney,
Veronica and Emma Campanie, Rachel and Brandon Mac, Dylan
and Claire Shepard, Benjamin and Evan Shepard, and Jake
Marmelstein, and great-great nieces, Sydney Anagnos and Mia
Sheila was predeceased by her sister, Janet Campanie, her
brother Roger Kenna, a niece, Deborah Moltz, and two sisterin-
laws, Linda and Connie Marmelstein.
Donations may be made to The Michael J Fox Foundation for
Parkinson's Research or The Verona Area Food Pantry.
The family would like to thank the staff of Charles T. Sitrin
Healthcare Center and Magnolia House for their care of Sheila.
Visitation Saturday, December 6, 1:00 - 3:30pm with Memorial Service following at 3:30pm, Verona First Presbyterian Church, Main St. and Rock Rd, Verona, NY.
Arrangements by Malecki Funeral Home, Vernon, NY