Neil E. McLenna, 71

OSWEGO, NY – Neil E. McLenna, 71, a resident of New Haven, died suddenly at home on Saturday August 30, 2014.

Neil was born in Fulton and graduated from Manlius Military School and attended Hartwick College.

Neil E. McLenna
Neil E. McLenna

He worked for Frito Lay Inc. as a route salesman for 29 years before retiring.

Neil was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Dorothy (Hoelzel) McLenna; his son, Lane E. McLenna, in 2005; and his daughter, Lauren (McLenna) Scaglione, in 2007.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Diane (Barina) McLenna and daughter, Janine McLenna of Oswego; two grandchildren, Bianca and Desi Scaglione of Buffalo.

Neil enjoyed life to its fullest.

He enjoyed playing cards with good friends, bragging rights over his garden, sword and Corvette collections, and every sport game on TV, rock music and computer Scrabble.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, mass cards may be sent in Neil’s memory at St. Stephen’s Church, 138 Niagara St. Oswego, NY 13126.

Online condolences may be made at

Nelson Funeral Home had care of arrangements.