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Obituary for Barbara McKernin (Fenger)

Barbara F. McKernin passed away peacefully January 22, 2021 she was 94.
Barbara was born on May 18, 1926 the youngest child of John and Marguerite Fenger.
Barbara grew up in Manhasset, NY and attended Parsons School of Design in New York City. During this time, she met the love of her life Vincent L. McKernin and they were married of February 21, 1948. They moved to Oyster Bay Cove, NY in 1954 where they lived for 45 years, raised their family and loved to entertain their friends and family from far and wide.
Barbara was a strong believer in contributing to her community. She was both a Girl Scout leader and a Sunday school teacher. Barbara became an active member of the Long Island chapter of PEO, an international organization where women celebrate the advancement of women through scholarships, grants and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
Barbara was a loving mother to daughters Susan Donaldson of West Hartford, CT,
Martha Michelson (husband Eric) and son Craig McKernin of Stone Ridge, NY.
She is also survived by 4 nieces and 3 nephews, 3 grandchildren, their wives and 6 great grandchildren. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Vincent, a daughter Nancy who passed away in infancy, her sister Betty Rossi and her two brothers William and Robert Fenger.
Barbara touched all those she met with her goodness, warmth and love.
She will be deeply missed and remain in our hearts forever.
Funeral Services are private. Online condolences may be made at