Born on November 27, 1960 in Passaic, New Jersey
Departed October 27, 2022 in Melbourne Beach, Florida
On Oct 27, 2022 we lost longtime Floridana Beach resident Lena Sylvia (Denise) McAneney (61) to Leukemia. Lena was an accomplished martial artist with a 2nd dan blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do and a 1st dan blackbelt in Hapkido. Lena also was a Girl scout troop leader and a volunteer at her church. Lena and her husband Joe are founding owners of Mainstreet Pub, in downtown Melbourne. Lena is survived by her sister Evanthe Papastathis, brother Evangelous Papastathis along with her husband Joe and their children Lena, Joey and Christa, and their grandchildren Annabella, Gabriella and Leo.
Lena McAneney’s funeral service is set for Nov 27, 2:PM, 2022 at THE CHAPEL BY THE SEA, 8240 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach FL 32951
Her celebration of life will immediately follow at SOUTH BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER, 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Lena (Denise) was a beautiful soul who brought love and light to everyone she knew. A special person who will be missed by many. Joe, Joey, Lena, Christa and grandchildren - you were blessed to have such a special person in your lives, as she was to have all of you.
Celebration of life for a wonderful lady RIP
Prayers of inner peace and strength for you and your family Joe. Lena was an amazing, kind and beautiful woman. She will be missed. I love you dear friend and will always remember her with Love.
Lena went too soon and I am very sad. Love to you, Joe.
Joe you Lena were an awesome couple. She will be forever missed and never forgotten.
The hole in your heart and your families heart can only be filled with God's grace. R.I.P Lena
Dear McAneney Family,
My heart has been so broken. However, I am determined to remember beautiful Lena, I respect this lady so much. I can never thank her enough for helping me with my diagnosis. What an exquisite lady with an exquisite spirit.
I send love to my cousins, The McAneney Family, Lena’s Family, the Genovese Family, the McGraw Family, the Horan Family and the Knapp Family.
You are loved because Lena loved her friends and family. May God bless one and all.
I wish she was still here. So much to share. All my love.
I will always think of you out in the water. I know you will be watching over us and surfing right along side. I will never forget your laugh that would make anyone smile if not join in laughter with you. All the amazing memories with you will forever sit deeply within my soul. I know you will always show your love to all of us as I've already felt it. And I will be looking forward to the light slap you told me you'll give me if I'm doing something stupid because I know it will be you. I promise to always cherish your Christa as my best friend and someone to lean on. I love you forever Mama Lena. I can't wait to surf with you in heaven.
Best friend since before children
May you rest in the arms of the Lord sweet Denise