Obituary for Edward MacKinnon
Ed MacKinnon, of Chelmsford, MA, died peacefully on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at the age of 62 after a long fought battle with serious health issues. He was a loving husband and a devoted father.
Edward was born in Norwood, MA, son of the late Malcolm and Patricia (Fallon) MacKinnon. He graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in 1972 and went on to study at Northeastern University, graduating with a BS in Journalism.
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Christine MacKinnon (Lundberg), and his sons, Stephen of Somerville, MA, and Peter of Providence, RI. He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Michael MacKinnon and his wife, Dr. Laura MacKinnon of San Diego, CA, Dianne Harrison and her husband Kenneth of Kingston, MA, Patricia Clair of Holden, MA and Robert MacKinnon and his wife Jacqueline of Temecula, CA. Ed is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and his uncle, Lewis Fallon of Winter Park, FL.
Ed started his career as a photojournalist for the Milford Daily News, where he had the opportunity to capture his favorite Boston teams in action. He continued his passion for photography by starting his own local business, which he ran for thirty years. Towards the end of his career, his work was focused on family and school portraits in Chelmsford and the surrounding towns. Ed was a very talented photographer with a gift for capturing the uniqueness of each client. He touched so many lives in the community and will be remembered for his humor and kindheartedness.
Ed’s wake will be held on Friday March 10, 2017 from 4 until 8 PM in the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 11th in St. Mary Parish, 25 North Road, Chelmsford at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
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