Leslie McKenna
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A graveside service and burial will be conducted privately at Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Leslie's immediate family members.

Obituary of Leslie McKenna

Leslie Jane McKenna-Contreras, 33, of Lake Hopatcong, NJ passed away on April 24, 2020. Leslie was born on April 8, 1987 in Morristown, NJ. She had just moved into her new home in Lake Hopatcong a month ago and previously lived in Wharton, NJ. She was raised in White Meadow Lake, a section of Rockaway Township, NJ and graduated from Morris Hills High School. Leslie received a degree as a Veterinary Technologist as well as a special certification to work with sick and injured wildlife. In addition, she recently founded and operated a tax exempt charity which she named The None Furgotten Dog and Cat Rescue in which she and other individuals working with her rescued, nursed back to health, and found homes for abused and abandoned animals. Leslie had a passion for art and had always been an amazing artist. In this past year she donated paintings to animal shelters where they would be auctioned off and the proceeds would go to help support the needs of the shelters. She also enjoyed and excelled at cooking and sewing. She used both during this time of the Covid-19 virus and designed and sewed masks and made and delivered meals for senior citizens in the area. Leslie loved the outdoors and looked forward to hiking around and kayaking on their new home in Lake Hopatcong. Leslie is survived by her beloved husband Luis Contreras, her parents Barbara and John McKenna, her sister and Brother-in-Law Lauren McKenna-Mazur and Joseph Mazur, and her Mother-in-Law Karolee Pierson. In addition, she leaves behind her beloved cats Sammy, Jones, Dunkin, Jo Jo, Veronica, Doug, Azie, Tommy, her beloved dogs Capritosa, Aurora, and Stella, and the late Marley---all but one of whom had been rescued and welcomed to the family by Leslie and Lou. A private burial will be held by her immediate family at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, NJ. She will be buried next to her beloved children---Sophie, Livia Jane and Luis John-- who sadly predeceased her. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: www.gofundme.com/f/leslie-mckennacontreras
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