The Rev. William Martin MacKenzie 73, of Rochester, New Hampshire, died December 12 in St. Anns Rehabilitation Center in Dover New Hampshire. Born in Somerville, February 6, 1940, the son of the late William A. and Marian A. (Corbin) MacKenzie, Father MacKenzie was raised in Medford. He was a graduate of Matignon High School and St. Johns Seminary. Father MacKenzie was ordained a priest in 1966. He had served in the following parishes during his life. St. Marys Church Franklin, Sacred Heart Church, Middleboro, St. Margaret Church, Lowell, St. Peter Church, Plymouth, St. John Church, Peabody, St. Jerome Church, Arlington, St. Mary Church, Salem, St. John Church, Hopkinton, St. Joseph Church, Medway, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church , Quincy and St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church, Quincy. Father MacKenzie retired to New Hampshire in 2001. He is survived by his sisters, M. Kathleen Hilton of Middleboro, Rosemary E. Gately of Middleboro and Jean R. MacKenize of Buzzards Bay. He was the brother of the late Dorothy M. MacKenzie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday December 18 in St. Joseph Church, Village Street, Medway at 11:00. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Medway. Calling hours were on Monday, December 16, from 6 - 8 in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 3 Barber Street, Medway from 6 - 8. Father MacKenzie lied in state in St. Josephs Church on Tuesday, December 17, from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Marian A. MacKenzie and Rev. William M. MacKenzie Scholarship Fund c/o St. Joseph Church, PO Box 557, Medway, MA 02053.
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Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, 2013
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