Robert McKenna, a former longtime Darien resident,  died at his home in Murrells Inlet, S.C. on Friday, Sep. 7.

Born On Aug. 5, 1930 in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late James J. McKenna, Sr. and Agnes McCormick McKenna. He was 82.

Mr. McKenna was a former local retired painter who then opened Pine Grove Liquors in New Canaan. He was a parishioner at St. John R.C. Church in Darien.

With his loving wife, Mr. McKenna moved to Murrells Inlet where he enjoyed spending time playing golf.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Lou McKenna of Glastonbury; two stepsons Wade Koba and his wife Nancy of Ossining, N.Y.; Philip Koba and his wife Nancy of Norwalk; four step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Aurelia McKenna and a brother, James McKenna, Jr.

The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9  to 10 a.m. A prayer service will follow at 10  at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Stratford.

Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 455 Post Road, East, Westport, CT 06880. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com