Niagara Gazette


April 7, 2014

Raymond A. MacKenzie

TOWN OF WHEATFIELD — Raymond  A. MacKenzie, of  the Town of Wheatfield, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home, under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on December 2, 1930, the son of the late James and Ellen (Forsythe) MacKenzie.

Mr. MacKenzie grew up in Niagara Falls and served with the US Army during the Korean War. He was employed with the International Paper Company and later with the New York Power       Authority, from 1967 until retiring in 1995.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, raising doves, pigeons and farming his land.

Mr. MacKenzie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rosemary (Purgarich) MacKenzie; two sons, Raymond A.  Mackenzie of Orlando, FL and Richard J.  (Kim M.) MacKenzie of the Town of Cambria; two grandchildren, John and Maxine MacKenzie; one brother, Ronald (Annie)        MacKenzie; also many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Thomas F. MacKenzie and brother of the late William, James D., George and Norman MacKenzie and Margaret Barry.

The family will be present on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM  at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM, with Deacon Michael J. Canzoneri officiating. Memorials may be made in his name to the Heart Association, American Cancer Association or to Niagara Hospice. Interment with military honors will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.

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