Obituary: John McKenzie

The U.S. Army sergeant was a master plumber.

The following information is courtesy of Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

John A. "Jack" McKenzie, 75, died Monday, January 21, in Worcester.  He was the husband of Ann (Hession) McKenzie, to whom he was married for 49 years.  Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Alexander and Mary (O'Brien) McKenzie.  He was a 1956 graduate of Waltham High School and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.  He was employed as a master plumber and was a member of the Local 12 Plumbers and Gas Fitters Union.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Jack was always there for his family.  He preferred babysitting his grandchildren to just about any other activity.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his daughters Ellen Thomas and her husband Eric of Hopkinton, Laura Zichella and her husband Raymond of Ashland, Susan Silva and her husband Daniel of Wrentham; and his son John McKenzie of Chicago.  He also leaves his grandchildren Ryan, McKenzie, Angela, Riley, Colleen, Evan and Miranda.  In addition, he leaves his sister Mary Gorman of Framingham and his brothers Bernard and his wife Ann Marie of Framingham, Paul and his wife Joan of Acton and Daniel and his wife Judith of Kingston.

The funeral will be held Friday, January 25 at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton.  Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688.


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