Edith A. Mackey

Died: 2013-10-28
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2013-10-30 4-7pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2013-10-31 11am
Service location: St. Mary of the Annunciation
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2013-10-31
Cemetery: St. Mary of the Annunciation
Contributions: see Obit

Edith A. (Turenne) Mackey, age 84 and a lifelong resident of Danvers passed away peacefully on October 28, 2013. She was the loving wife of Elias J. Mackey with whom she shared sixty-three years of marriage.

Born December 28, 1928 she was the daughter of Henry and Mabel (Stevens) Turenne. Edith was a graduate of the Holten High School and later assisted her husband with the family business. She was a homemaker and mother to five boys. Vincent, Timothy, Jeffrey, Kenneth and his partner Chris McDonough, Daniel and his wife Krista and two close family members Kathy and Sandy Mackey. Her greatest joy was being part of the St. Mary of the Annunciation parish. Mrs Mackey was a member of Our Lady’s Sodality, the choir and many other volunteer groups run by the church. She enjoyed being a CCD teacher for many years, meeting with her girls “club”, vacationing at Salisbury Beach and volunteering wherever she was needed. In her younger years, Edith was a entertainer that performed in the local minstrel shows. Edie was a very caring and thoughtful person that will be missed by many. Besides her Husband Elias and sons, she leaves her loving grandchildren, Holly, Andrew, Lytania, Joy, Crystal, Nicole, Josh, Brendan and Sean, four great grandchildren, Ryan, Josh, Camron and Ella. Also leaving many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her angel grandchild Rachael E. Mackey and a daughter in-law, Christine. The family would like to thank the Kaplan Family Hospice House for the care and kindness that was provided.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation on Wednesday at the Mackey Funeral Home, from 4pm-7pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Edith at her parish home, St. Mary of the Annunciation Church on Thursday at 11am. Burial will follow at Annunciation cemetery. The family would like donations made in her name to : the Danvers People –to- People Food Pantry, PO Box 2076, Danvers MA. 01923 Donations will go towards helping children during the upcoming holidays.To leave a condolence, please see

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So sorry to hear about your Mom. xoxoxo. The Brett's
I can just see my mom, Mollie, showing Edith the ropes up there. I have such wonderful memories of the two of them at the beach and in Haverhill. When mom passed last year, Edith called me weekly – a substitute mom. I too shall miss her. A wonderful friend and woman. Connie Mencis
Elias and family....Sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. We are both disabled at this time and unable to attend services. Please accept our condolences TOM AND MARGE LEONARD
Mr. Mackey and family. Sorry to hear about Mrs. Mackey. We have great memories of her from the old neighborhood. She was a great and caring person. Our condolences. The Swiniarski's
Tim, Tania, and Family, We are sorry for the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. She was truly a wonderful compassionate woman. I know what an inspiration and role model she was for all the women in her life. Without Edith and Elias and their open hearts and home, I would not have been able to get through the loss of my sister or aunt. Blessings and prayers to all. Bobbie Flynn
Edie was the best. My mom loved Edie a ton. Thinking of you all in your time of grief. Mary Pike's daughter, Laura
Mr. Mackey and family So sad to learn of Edith's passing.We know that she is in good hands with her dear friend Dorothy. Edith was wonderful when Larry passed.Her warm smile and kind words helped us through a difficult time.It was great to spend that time with her and Elias. We extend our deepest sympathy The Paul Family
I am sorry for your loss.i am allready miss her dearly.she never forgot my birthday or holidays.she also helped me with my faith in god.i love her so much im going to miss her. her Godson Robert hollander
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. The Bates Family
With heartfelt sympathy to Dan, Krista, Brendan and Sean. We are so very sorry for your loss. Take care. Pauline and Dave Ellenton.
Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. My sincere sympathy- a great loss for everyone who knew her. So sorry I cannot attend the wake or the funeral. Her smiling face and beautiful voice brought so much joy! Maryann (Caruso) Kowalski
Hello Mackey Family ~ Edie Mack was a wonderful woman with an amazing spirit. A blessing and inspiration to all that knew her. Wishing you comfort & strength during this difficult time. Love & Hugs Diane Demakis
Dear Elias and family - So sorry to hear of Edie's passing. My parents, Helen and George Seeley, spoke so fondly of Edie and enjoyed serving with both of you as officers of the Couples Club. Edie was so very kind to my family when my parents died. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Janice and Harry (Seeley) Spiliotis
Sending our heartfelt sympathies to the Mackey family. We will miss Edie's smiling face; she was wonderful, and always a true joy to be around. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Xx, Scott and Maureen Burr
Sending our heartfelt sympathies to the Mackey family. We will miss Edie's smiling face; she was wonderful, and always a true joy to be around. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Xx, Scott and Maureen Burr
With heartfelt sympathy to Vinny and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Stefanie Tretola-Calise
Dan, Sorry for the loss of your MOTHER. Gus Swift Methuen Ma.
With deepest sympathy for your loss. Bob and Brenda (Thuillier) Modrak and Family, Derry NH
Dan and family, So sorry to hear about your Mom. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Rob and Lisa Mills
Dear Elias,Dan, and your families, We wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Edith. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers. Richard C Nadworny & Richard C Nadworny Jr Nadworny Funeral Home Lynn
To Elias, Dan and the entire Mackey family....our deepest sympathies on Edie's passing....she was a lovely person...Thinking of you, the family of Jack Freeman....
Dan and family, we just learned of your Mom's passing. I am so sorry for all of you. My brother, Jim, always spoke so fondly of your Mom. It is so difficult to lose your Mother, but especially one as grand as she. Peace and comfort to all of you. Ralph & Andrea Sargent & Family.
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Mackey passing away. My deepest sympathies go out to the whole family. I feel very fortunate that I got to visit her this past summer. It brought back a lot of memories, having lived next door to the family for many years. You were a great family to have as neighbors. Darrell Craveiro

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