Charles Anthony Mackey of Ipswich, loving husband of Mary (Bakula)
Mackey with whom he shared 59 years of marriage, passed away Monday,
February 7, 2011 after a very brief illness.
Born in Ipswich August 7, 1916, he was the son of the late John Z.
and Mary (Rataj) Machaj. After graduating from Ipswich High School
he served as a Technical Sergeant in the
Mediterranean Theater of Operations
with the 304th Bombardment Wing of the 15th
Air Corps during WWII. He received a Bronze Battle Star and a
Purple Heart during his 50 missions of service. Cardinal Cushing
gave the family a plaque in recognition of the six members of his
family who served during WWII.
After the War he went to work for the United States Postal Service
in Ipswich where he later served as the assistant Post Master.
Married on October 20, 1951, the Mackeys raised their family in
Ipswich where he was a communicant of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady
of Hope Churches. While working for the Postal Service and later
after retiring he spent many enjoyable years working at Castle Hill
will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, father and
grandfather who loved spending time with his family and grand
addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Dennis Mackey and
his wife Elizabeth of Hamilton, and Douglas Mackey and his wife
Denise of Hawaii. He was greatly loved by his grandchildren Steven,
Christopher and Jason Mackey of Hamilton. He is also survived by his
brother Anthony Mackey of Ipswich and many loving nieces and
nephews. He was the brother of the late Stanley W Machaj M.D.
formerly of Portsmouth N.H., Frank Mackey formerly of Ipswich,
Theodore Machaj M.D. formerly of Bethel Park Pa., Edward Z Mackey
formerly of Ipswich and Walter Mackey formerly of Ipswich and
Minneola Fla.; and Victoria A Mackey and Charlotte Mackey formerly
funeral will be held Friday February 11, 2011 at 8 am from the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by
the celebration of a Funeral Mass at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope
Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Interment with military honors will
be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday February 10 from
4 to 8 pm.