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Fred W. MacKenzie

Fred W. MacKenzie

December 05, 1945~July 02, 2021

Pinellas Park, FL- Fredrick Warren MacKenzie, 75 formerly of Colchester, VT, died unexpectedly Friday, July 2nd, 2021.

Fred was born December 5, 1945, in Quincy, MA. He enlisted in the US Navy, where he proudly served his country, after which time he held many diverse roles. For many years fulfilling positions in the auto sales industry, where many affectionately called him “Mackie”.

Fred was a devoted husband to Linda for 34 years. It was clear to see the love he had for both her and his cherished daughter Darcy.

Fred was loaded with personality, he enjoyed entertaining, helping others, and being involved in his community. He was colorful, authentic, kind, poetic, friend to all, who never met a stranger that did not become a friend, and was one of the happiest, positive, and grateful human beings you could spend time with.

Fred is predeceased by his mother, Marian Harris MacKenzie, father, Russell Mackenzie and brother, Douglas MacKenzie.

Fred is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Linda R. MacKenzie, daughter, Darcy Putzier and husband Tim, sister, Linda Keddrell, brother-in-law Rick Russell and wife Debbie, brother-in-law Tim Russell and wife Kim, sisters- in-law Erin Davis and Holly Rouelle, along with many nieces and nephews. He also had many longtime friends whom he considered like family, included in this extended family is his close friend Ken St Jean.

No services will be held at this time. In Lieu of flowers, please send any donations to; Carolina Loving Hound donate@carolina-loving-hound-rescue.com or mail to; Carolina Loving Hound, PO BOX 15288, Greenville, SC 29610; in honor of his beloved companion Miley.

Condolence

June Bernabucci - Aunt to Darcy

July 13, 2021, 7:14 pm

Dear Linda, Darcy & the family & friends, Please know that you have my deepest sympathy. Fred was a friendly and warm person. Though I only met him for a few gatherings his kind and caring nature was contagious. May God bless him and welcome him into His kingdom.

  • Relationship: Aunt to Darcy

Pat Jones - friend

July 13, 2021, 7:22 pm

Fred will surely be missed by all who knew him. I will always remember him traveling on Belcher on his way anywhere and yelling greetings to me as I was at my crossing guard post. Brought a smile to me every time. His help at craft fairs, his endless jokes and stories. Heaven got a good one. My deepest condolence to Linda and Darcy and the rest of his family. His memory will last forever.

  • Relationship: friend

Laurie Dewyea - Friend

July 13, 2021, 8:14 pm

Linda and Darcy, We are so very sorry for the loss of Fred. He was a wonderful part of our day on the street. Our deepest sympathies to you both. Chad, Laurie, Ashlyn & Brynn

  • Relationship: Friend

Peggy Overbey - Niece

July 14, 2021, 1:58 am

I will miss him so much.

  • Relationship: Niece

Dee McDowell - Unsister-in-law

July 14, 2021, 3:59 am

Linda, Darcy My deepest condolences to you and everyone. I hope the many wonderful memories you shared will help ease your pain. Dee & Den

  • Relationship: Unsister-in-law

Ruth York - Friends

July 14, 2021, 8:36 am

We are so sorry for your loss. After hearing about Fred through Linda, we finally met Fred at our 50 th school Reunion. He was fun to be with and we felt as though we had always known him. He will be missed. Ruth and Buzzy York

  • Relationship: Friends

Joanne Putzier - Sister-in-law to Darcy

July 14, 2021, 11:13 am

I am sincerely saddened by your horrible loss of such a great man. He will forever be in your heart and never forgotten. May you remain in faith that he will forever be with you in spirit.

  • Relationship: Sister-in-law to Darcy

Rick & Debbie Russell

July 14, 2021, 12:38 pm

Linda and Darcy, we are so very sorry. We will miss Fred being the life of the party and the cook at almost all of our family gatherings. I will most of all miss the great big hugs he always had for me when we’d see him. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We’ll see him again one of these days. In the meantime, he has left behind a lot of memories for us to cherish. Our love to you two!

    Beverly Wood - Friend

    July 14, 2021, 12:53 pm

    Linda Woody and I are so sorry to hear about Fred. He had such a great friendly, funny personality. He will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Relationship: Friend

    Ken and Corrine St.Jean - Dear Friend

    July 14, 2021, 2:20 pm

    Dear Linda and Darcy, we certainly share in your loss as so many do who have been touched by Mackie. He was so generous with his love, time and hugs. He gave us a sign which we hung and see each day…and we take his lesson to heart because he touched our lives so deeply for SO many years. The sign says: “FRIENDS: Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” Mackie was a TRUE FRIEND and although our hearts hurt so bad now….someday soon our first response to a memory not bring tears but will bring a smile to our faces and laughter in our hearts. This we wish you…that you will find peace in the wonderful memories that you have…and the knowledge of how deeply he touched so many. Love, Ken and Corrine

    • Relationship: Dear Friend

    David Hammer - Friend

    July 14, 2021, 3:53 pm

    Linda, They broke the mold after Mackie! He was a special person who could always be counted on for a smile, a kind word, and the truth. Please accept our condolences. David and Audrey Hammer, and the team at Contemporary CDJ in Milford

    • Relationship: Friend

    Carol & Bruce Silvery - friend and neighbor

    July 14, 2021, 8:06 pm

    Bruce & Carol Silvey, There are no words to express the love and sorrow we feel for you and your family. We came to be so fond of Fred in the short time we have known him. We are always available for you if you are ever in need of anything please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Eternal rest grant unto Fred Lord and through the mercy of God, may he rest in peace! Amen.

    • Relationship: friend and neighbor

    Carol Thibault - Friend

    July 16, 2021, 8:07 pm

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    • Relationship: Friend

    Marlene and Ralph Larkin - Friend

    July 17, 2021, 8:34 am

    Linda and family: So sorry for your loss. Fred will be remembered for his wit, helpfulness, his boundless sense of humour and his attitude for life. He gave his all to whatever he was doing. He will truly be missed.sincere condolences from Marlene and Ralph Larkin

    • Relationship: Friend

    Angela - Carolina loving hound rescue

    July 17, 2021, 8:48 pm

    Dear Linda and Darcy. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. This world was a better place thanks to Frank. I’m so grateful to have met him and you Linda. I’m honestly at a loss for words. Please give Miley a kiss and tell her we all love her so. I’m sending you prayers for comfort.

    • Relationship: Carolina loving hound rescue

    Tarja Keddrell - Niece

    July 19, 2021, 1:16 pm

    We will cherish all the memories that we have. So very sorry for your loss. Mom and I always reminisce about the family trip that he took me for a ride in his fancy sports car ❤️ Mom will carry on as the comedian of the family.

    • Relationship: Niece

    Nicole Cipriani - Friend

    July 20, 2021, 1:17 pm

    My family and I were so heartbroken to hear of this! Fred was so thoughtful and helpful any chance he got. He was incredibly kind. The world has lost a great man. To his family, especially Linda, I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • Relationship: Friend

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