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Richard Mackinnon

February 5, 1928 — August 20, 2022


Richard Burch MacKinnon, 94 of North Weymouth passed away peacefully on August 20, 2022.

Richard was a life long resident of Weymouth, except for his years in the Navy during World War II. After active duty, Richard joined the Army National Guard where he served until 1961. A true townie, after a short time with the Railroad as a mechanic’s apprentice, he joined the Weymouth DPW for 35 years, retiring in 1992. In his spare time, Richard was an avid vegetable gardener, always trying to teach his children and grandchildren what he learned over the years.

Richard is predeceased by his wife of almost 69 years, Ellen Theresa (Taylor). The two made their home in North Weymouth, raising five children and celebrated 35 grandchildren over three generations. The two enjoyed spending as much time possible with their family; camping road trips in the summer throughout the eastern states, day trips to national and state parks, and any excuse for a family gathering.

Richard is survived by his children: Beverly (MacKinnon) Alderman of Excel AL, Richard K MacKinnon and wife Debra K. (Lange) of Blaine MN, April J (MacKinnon) McHugh and husband Francis (Frank) McHugh of Florissant MO, Charles R (‘Skip’) MacKinnon of Weymouth, Methanie (MacKinnon) Allen and husband John E. Allen II of Florence SC, Dawn E (MacKinnon) Jackson and husband David N Jackson of Amelia OH.. He was the brother of the late Robert D. MacKinnon (Deputy Fire Chief W.F.D) of Weymouth.

Richard was also thrilled to celebrate the lives of 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren spread across the United States, Canada, Norway and Austria.

Services will be private.

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