McNally, a Long Island native who was duty manager for the Irish airline at JFK, died on March 3.
“Warren was Aer Lingus at JFK,” said Jack Foley, the airline’s executive vice president for North America.
“We’ve lost a huge piece of our soul, a large part of our history,” Foley said.
McNally’s career at Aer Lingus spanned 38 years. Foley said it was “incredible” how many people had contacted Aer Lingus to expresses condolences since McNally’s passing on Tuesday.
“The response from the aviation industry has been unbelievable,” Foley told the Echo.
McNally had been predeceased by his wife, Claire. He is survived by his three daughters and a granddaughter, as well as other family members.
Visitation is at the Weigand Brothers Funeral Home, 49 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, Long Island on Saturday and Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass is set for Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Aidan’s Church. Burial will be at Holy Rood Cemetery.