Dean C. Mackie
1953 - 2021
Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services - Springfield
15 Ludlow Avenue
Springfield, MA
Dean, “Deano” “Dreamer, Mackie, (June 21, 1953 - November 20, 2021) passed away peacefully at home on Saturday November 20th, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Son of the late Alexander Mackie Sr. and Barbara Mackie, he is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Kathleen Mackie. He leaves behind his son, Jamie Mackie and his wife Kristin, along with their children, Isabelle and Grayson Mackie, as well as his only daughter, Courtney Mackie. He is also survived by DeeJay and Danny Mackie, Alexander Mackie Jr and wife Jean, Gene Mackie, and Kim Kurpaska and her husband Ed. Of most importance, he leaves behind his childhood best friends, Billy Marchetti, Bill “Doogle” McDonald, Dennis Davis, and “Red” Healy, who, with their constant support and love, along with the care of his wife and daughter, was able to be cared for in the comfort of his home. Those who truly loved and cared for him, were able to see just how strong and resilient Dean was, even towards the end of his battle with cancer. Dean was a great man. He was known for his amazing work ethic which was demonstrated throughout his service of greater than 20 years at Springfield College in the facilities and campus services department. He had a great sense of humor, a kind and sincere heart, a deep love for the game of baseball, and a strong will. He will be deeply and sadly missed. Dean’s family would like to sincerely thank Baystate Hospice Care, which includes his nurse Paula and his massage therapist Peter. To offer online condolences, please visit

Published by The Republican from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2021.
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Kathy and family I am just seeing this and I am truly sorry for your loss
Beverly Fitzpatrick
December 5, 2021
Sorry for your loss.
Steve Thorn
December 5, 2021
I worked with Dean at SC. He was such a fun loving and funny guy. RIP.
Debra Newbrough
November 26, 2021
Deano always made me laugh, especially when I fed him and believe me I fed him a lot while at work. he will definitely be sorely missed. May the Lord keep Deano in his arms always. Amen
Ed Soto
November 25, 2021
Al, family and all friends of Dean. My sincere condolences on the passing of Dean. Your memories of Dean will last forever. May Dean Rest in Peace.
Chris Kapopoulos
November 25, 2021
Al and family May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Bob ,Don and the Lane family
Bob Lane
November 25, 2021
Al sorry for the loss of your brother, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
Ernie Montagna
November 25, 2021
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