Stanley R. Mackay
Stanley R. Mackay, 80, of
Marblehead, husband of Joanne C. (McKay) Mackay, died Sunday
in the Salem Hospital following his sudden illness.
Boston August 18, 1927, son of the late Stanley R. and Margaret J. (Farrar)
Mackay, he was raised in Arlington and Newton, graduating from Newton
High School with the Class of 1945. Following graduation he enlisted
in the Navy and entered Tufts University. With a degree in chemistry
from Tufts, he entered Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. He
continued active service as an Ensign and served in the Naval Reserves
for the next thirty years, retiring in 1987 as a Commander. Married in
1952 in the Tuft’s Chapel, the Mackays made their home in Norfolk, VA.
They later lived in Topsfield,
NH and Longmeadow. They have been Marblehead residents for the past
was employed as an engineer with
Sylvania in Ipswich for ten years and at Scott Paper Company in
for ten years. Returning to the
Shore, he worked at the Danvers and Salem Sylvania plants until his
retirement in 1993. In his retirement he was employed in retail sales at
Tedford & Martin Lumber in Ipswich.
at Tufts he was a member of their ski team, a sport he enjoyed with
family and friends throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the
Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and the Lions Club. An avid golfer, he
was a member of Tedesco Country Club in
Marblehead. He also enjoyed woodworking in his home workshop.
addition to his wife of fifty-six years, he is survived by two
daughters, Jane P. Mackay of Springfield and Anne C. Mackay of Elliot,
ME; three grandchildren, Elizabeth A. Feinstein of Springfield and Ryan
M. Sullivan and Emily A. Sullivan both of Elliot, ME.; two brothers,
Peter D. Mackay of Framingham and Samuel Robinson of Stratham, NH and
many nephews and nieces. He was the father of the late S. Rae Mackay
WA and grandfather of the late Matthew A. Feinstein formerly of
funeral service will be held Friday March 28, 2008 at 11 am in
Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Family and friends
are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
Memorial contributions may be made to the US
Naval Sea Cadet Corps., Massachusetts Bay Division, 72A
Crystal Cove Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152