Ronald Mackey

Ronald Albert Mackey

September 29, 1932 - May 22, 2019
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Ronald Albert Mackey, 86, formerly of Berkshire Town, Pittsfield, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox.

Born in Pittsfield on September 29, 1932, the son of William and Albina Bernier Mackey, he was
a 1951 graduate of St. Joseph Central High School. He then worked at General Electric Company for awhile before entering the military. Following military service, he attended the former New England School of Art. Before going to work for himself in the painting and wall-papering business, he worked for various painting contractors.

A Korean War veteran, Mr. Mackey enlisted with the United States Army on January 15, 1953, served ten months overseas, and was honorably discharged with the rank of CPL on December 25, 1954.

He was a communicant of St. Charles Church.

He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. Mackey leaves his wife, the former Patricia A. Tucker, whom he married September 6, 1969, at St. Joseph Church.

He is also survived by two daughters, Retired Air Force Major Lisa M. Combs (and Retired Air Force Major Ryan P. Combs) of Littleton, Colorado, and Laurie A. Hitchcock (and David) of Pittsfield; two sons, Daniel R. Mackey of Englewood, Colorado, and Michael D. Tucker (and Elena) of Pittsfield; four grandsons, Fisher Combs, David Hitchcock, Ryan Hitchcock, and James Hitchcock.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Ronald Albert Mackey will be held WEDNESDAY, May 29, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Church celebrated by Rev. Dr. John F. Tuohey, Administrator. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
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  • Service

    May 29, 2019 | 11:00am
    May 29, 2019 11:00am
    St. Charles Church
    Briggs Avenue
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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    Rev. John Tuohey
  • Interment

    St. Joseph Cemetery
    Pecks Road
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Sr Sean Damien

Posted at 09:44am
My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Mackey and all Mr. Mackey's family and friends. All of you will be in my prayers and the prayers of all the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged & Infirm, sponsors of Mount Carmel Care Center. I knew Mr. Mackey from my weekly visits at Mount Carmel and felt a certain peace from within him. May you be comforted and find peace within the love and support of each other.
Sr. Sean Damien
Sponsor Representative
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged & Infirm
Mount Carmel Care Center

kelsey lee

Posted at 10:10am
To the family of Ronald Albert Mackey,
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34v18) With sympathy,

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