Obituaries

Elias J. Mackey, Jr.

Died: 2013-11-18
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2013-11-21 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2013-11-22 9am
Service location: St. Mary of the Annunciation Church
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2013-11-22
Cemetery: Annunciation
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Elias J. Mackey Jr., 88, longtime Danvers resident passed away at his residence on November 18, 2013. He was the loving husband for sixty-three years to Edith (Turenne) Mackey who passed on Oct. 28, 2013. Elias was a true professional that dedicated his life serving families in the funeral business for over sixty years. He was the founder of the Mackey Funeral Home in Danvers in 1970. Eli proudly served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps., 3rd Div., during WWII. He was the number one gunner and saw action on Iwo Jima and Guam. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart for being wounded in action in March of 1945. After marrying Edith he settled in his hometown and raised five boys. He was a member of the Danvers Rotary Club, The Thomas E. Power, K of C Council-1505, the Danvers VFW and was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Parish in Danvers. He enjoyed vacationing at the beach in Salisbury with his wife and family. A soft-spoken, gentle man, Elias will be missed by family and the many acquaintances he met while serving the public. He was the son of the late Elias J. and Alice (Powers) Mackey Sr. He leaves his children; Vincent, Timothy, Jeffrey, Kenneth and his partner, Christine McDonough, Daniel and his wife, Krista; and two close family members, Kathy and Sandy Mackey. Also leaving a brother Dr. Richard Mackey and his wife Eileen of Westwood. He was Papa to his loving grandchildren, Holly, Andrew, Lytania, Joy, Crystal, Nicole, Josh, Brendan and Sean; and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Josh, Camron and Ella. Also leaving many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Robert, a grandchild, Rachael E. Mackey; and a daughter in-law, Christine.

Visitation on Thursday from 4:30-7pm. Funeral Mass Friday at 9am. Please make memorial donations to the Danvers Food Pantry so that a needy child or family can enjoy the upcoming holidays. Send to PO Box 2076 Danvers MA 01923,

He will be missed by many and will be with his true love for ever. He shared many memories with us,never a dull moment when he was around. God bless his family
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Connie Mencis
Sorry for your loss.he was a very funny man.i am going to miss him.heaven just got funnier with his positive spirit.mr@mrs.mackey are together again.I LOVE THEM BOTH. GOD BLESS WITH LOVE their Godson Robert Hollander
We are so sorry to hear about Elias's passing. We feel comfort knowing he is with his beloved Edith and Rachel and the three guardia angels will be looking over your family during this time of loss. Love The Roberts Family
To the Mackey Family, You have endured much grief in the last year, losing Rachel, Edith and now the head of the family, Elias. My heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Although I have not seen you for many years, you have always remained in my heart. Karen (Ciulla)(Mackey) Johnian.
With heartfelt sympathy to Dan, Krista, Brendan and Sean, we are so very sorry for your loss. Pauline and Dave Ellenton.
Pleas accept my heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Love and prayers, Alice (Lipinski) Tierney
THE FINAL INSPECTION THE MARINE STOOD AND FACED GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS.THERE WAS A SILENCE ALL AROUND THE THRONE, WHERE THE SAINTS HAD OFTEN TROD.AS THE MARINE WAITED QUIETLY, FOR THE JUDGEMENT OF HIS GOD. STEP FORWARD NOW, YOU MARINE. YOU'VE BORNE YOUR BURDENS WELL. WALK PEACEFULLY ON HEAVEN'S STREETS, YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL. GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER SEMPER FI SGT DAVID S MURPHY JR 62-66.
Thank you Sgt Murphy, This means alot to our family. Dan Mackey
Dan, So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. GUS SWIFT METHUEN, MA.
Dan I am sorry for the loss of your father. I know that your family will miss him. Bob Kane
Dear Dan and Family --- We were so sorry to hear of your loss-- Your dad was a special person and although it was a blessing for him he will be missed. He is ow with his beloved Edith. We were sorry we could not be at the visitation, our thughts and prayers are with you and your families. Sincerely,Rose and Suzanne Contreas

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