McKenzie, 86, loving husband of Pauline O. (Kelley) McKenzie of
Ipswich, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010 in Beverly following
his brief illness.
Born in Waltham
October 31, 1923 one of the eleven children of the late John and
Bridget (Keane) McKenzie, he was raised in Waltham and was a
graduate of St. Charles High School. Going on to attend Boston
College he left school during World War II to serve with the
U.S. Army Infantry. Serving in the Rhineland, Ardennes and
Central Europe he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant
with a Purple Heart. Returning to Boston College to complete his
undergraduate studies with the Class of 1945, he went to
complete his graduate studies earning a Masters of Education
from Boston State College.
started his career as an educator with the Ipswich School System
in 1958 moving to his Upper River Road home the following year.
He served the Town of Ipswich as a teacher, guidance counselor
and Vice Principal of the high school retiring in 1989.
Mr. McKenzie was
a life member of the Massachusetts Teacherís Association and the
National Education Association.
In addition to
his wife of sixty-one years he is survived by a son, Peter
McKenzie and his wife Maureen of Boston; a daughter, Dianne
McKenzie of Natick; three grandchildren, Michael, Kathleen and
Meghan McKenzie all of Boston; a sister Sr. Dorothy McKenzie CSJ
of Framingham and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of
the late Joseph, Alexander and John McKenzie, Sr. Agnes McKenzie
CSJ, Gertrude McKenzie, Alice McKenzie Anna McKenzie and
His funeral will
be held Tuesday September 28, 9 am from the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the
celebration of a Funeral Mass 10 am in St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church, Main St., Essex and interment in the Cowles
Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to
Charles P. McKenzie Family Scholarship Fund, c/o Advancement
Office, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or a charity of