THURMONT, MD – Erin Melissa McKenney, 42, of Thurmont, MD, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Frederick Memorial Hospital after a short battle with metastatic melanoma.

Born April 4, 1975, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Patricia J. (Athey) McKenney and the late John E. McKenney.

Erin graduated from Fort Hill High School in 1993. She worked as an administrative assistant at the Leidos Corporation. She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts in Frederick.

Surviving Erin are her mother, Patricia J. (Athey) McKenney; sister, Megan Lucas and husband Aaron, Walkersville, MD; brother, John McKenney and wife Ericka, Ellerslie, MD; niece and nephew, Madison McKenney and Mason Lucas; uncles, Jeff Athey, Cumberland, and Jim McKenney, Cumberland; special uncle, Bob McKenzie, Cumberland; two cousins, Kathy and Lisa McKenney, both of Cumberland; dog, Heath; and boyfriend, Mike Fogle, Thurmont, MD.

In accordance with Erin’s wishes, she will be cremated. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Wednesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Inurnment will immediately follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cumberland, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Erin’s memory may do so by making memorial contributions in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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