DEPEYSTER -- Funeral services for William J. “Bill” MacKay, age 61, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (Sept 15, 2018) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Deacon Mark LaLonde officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Heuvelton.
Calling hours will be held on Friday (Sept 14) from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. MacKay passed away unexpectedly on Monday (Sept 10) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Surviving is his brother, Thomas (Carole) MacKay of DePeyster; sister-in-law Colleen MacKay of S. Carolina; nieces & nephews Thomas (Colleen) MacKay, Chad MacKay, Lee (Meredith) MacKay, Cheryl MacKay, Lance (Melissa) MacKay, John (Tessa) MacKay, Shawn (Jennifer) MacKay, Jennifer MacKay Bryan, Heather (Kerry) Simmons and Joseph (Amanda) Simmons; along with many great-nieces and nephews.
A brother Richard “Dick” MacKay and a sister Dorothy Jean MacKay predeceased him.
Bill was born on May 5, 1957 in Ogdensburg, a son of the late Thomas & Bernice (Fuller) MacKay. He graduated from Heuvelton High School, began his working career at McCadam Cheese in Heuvelton, and later worked construction in Florida and Virginia. In 1980 he joined the DePeyster Highway Department crew where he worked for 33 years. He retired in 2013 as the DePeyster Highway Superintendent. He went back to work and was currently driving bus for the Hermon-DeKalb school system.
Bill enjoyed riding his Harley, playing pool and hunting. He loved to watch his nieces & nephews many sporting events. He was a member of the Heuvelton Central School Distinguished Alumni, Community Service & Athletic Hall of Fame Awards committee, an avid Heuvelton athletic supporter and a NY Giant fan. Bill always spoke to all he knew and he loved his family deeply.
Bill was a member of the Heuvelton Sons of the Amvets Post 1997, the National Rifle Association and the St. Lawrence County Town Highway Association where he had acted as President of the Association.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Heuvelton Sons of Amvets Post 1997, 107 N State St, Heuvelton, NY 13654.
Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.