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October 8, 1930 - January 4, 2019
Visitation: Tuesday, January 8th 4:00-7:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, January 9th 10:00 a.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton
Burial: Following mass at Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton
Emery A. “Mac” McKenzie, 88 of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at Metrowest Medical Center. He was born in Milford, son of the late Doris (Kinney) and Angus McKenzie. He was the loving husband of 61 years to Esther (Brown) McKenzie of Hopkinton.
Emery was a 1948 graduate of Milford High School, a 1951 graduate of Worcester Trade School, and a 1959 graduate of Worcester Jr. College. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served during the Korean war from 1951-1955. He retired from Raytheon in 1992, after 35 years as an Electro Mechanical Design Engineer. He was a past president of the Hopkinton High School Booster Club and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War in Ashland. He enjoyed time spent with his children, grandchildren, and took pleasure in bowling and gardening.
Besides his wife, Emery is survived by his children, Sharon Cavanagh, Kim Rafferty and her late husband Frank, Dianne Belamarich and her husband Mark, Denise Aleff, Rob McKenzie and his wife Annie, Bill McKenzie and Patti Enright and her husband Matt. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by two sons, James and Thomas McKenzie.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 8th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 9th at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, One Intrepid Square, W 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 or to the Mass Audubon Society, Fund for Nature, 208 South Great Rd. Lincoln, MA 01773.