Published in the November 20, 2017 edition.

SCITUATE — Kenneth MacKay, 95, of Scituate passed away November 17, 2017. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Holcomb) MacKay. Son of the late Frank and Margaret (McMahan) MacKay. Cherished father to Jamie MacKay, his wife Pamela of Beverly, Renny MacKay and his wife Gail of Scituate, and Peter MacKay and his wife Diane of Evergreen, Colorado. Beloved grandfather to Kristen Sommerer, Andrew MacKay, Alexander MacKay, Lauren Anderson and her husband Jaron, and Charlotte MacKay. Great grandfather to Alexandra DiBari, Olivia Sommerer and Emilee Sommerer. Loving brother to Jean Longfellow, Patricia Cotty and her husband Warren, Peggy Cox, Janet Thompson and her husband Howard, Bill MacKay, and his late brother Donald MacKay. He will be remembered by his sisters-in-law Mary Haberman and Margaret Holcomb as well as brother-in-law Charles Holcomb. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was a proud United States Air Force Veteran committing to serve his country joining the Army Air Corps shortly after graduating high school. He served as a pilot flying P47s and P51s during WWII combat in New Guinea and Japan. Following his service in World War II, Kenneth joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard. He was part of the elite 101st Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 102nd Fighter Wing at Logan Airport and Otis Air Force Base for 22 years where he was called to active duty being stationed in France during the Berlin Crisis in 1961 and 1962. Kenneth retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

He had a long career in the textile business as the Vice President and Product Manager at American and Efird Mills which took him to Charlotte, North Carolina and River Hills, South Carolina until his return to Scituate in 1986. Kenneth was an avid golfer and a member of the Hatherly Country Club, River Hills Country Club as well as the Scituate Yacht Club.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff and family at Cardigan Nursing Home for their excellent TLC during his time there.

A visitation will take place on Wednesday December 27 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. A burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday December 28, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Words of comfort can be left