Paul E. Mackey

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Rockport, MA - Paul E. "Sonny" Mackey, 87, of Rockport, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.
He was born in Rockport, Mass., on November 26, 1931, son to the late George N. and Margret (Kercsmar) Mackey.
Paul was a lifelong resident of Rockport and many knew him from his daily walks around town. He enjoyed taking photos and reading magazines of various topics from science, airplanes, cars and travel.
Paul was a generous and kind man. In the earlier part of his life, when his father George N Mackey Sr. owned and operated the Burgess and Mackey Funeral homes in Rockport and Gloucester, Paul was ever present in the maintenance of the homes and he always had a wonderful kindness with bereaved families.
The staff at Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center enjoyed Paul's antics and sense of humor. He liked the many activities they offered. The family wishes to thank Den-Mar for their wonderful care and kindness to Paul.
He is predeceased by his brother George N. Mackey Jr.; his sister Dorothy Muise and her husband Archie and his sister Caroline Woodbury and a nephew Gladwyn Seavey.
He is survived by nieces, Cynthia Eaton of Palm Harbor, Fla., Debbie Gillis of Gloucester, Mass., Irma Randall of Hernando, Fla., and Ann Hinckley of Gloucester; nephews, Richard Muise of Fair Haven, N.J., Robert Muise of Manchester, N.H., and Archie Muise of Clearwater, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Mackey's name to Den-Mar Health & Rehabilitation Center at 44 South Street, Rockport, MA 01966.
There will be a private burial attended by family.
Published on May 15, 2019
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Edward Hinckley
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