Born and raised in Sterling, Conn., he was the son of the late Edward and Amy Louise (Parkhurst) Mackie. He was the husband of the late Mary (Foley) Possemato Mackie, to whom he had been married for 35 years at the time of her death in 2009. He was also the husband of the late Joan Casey, who died in 1972. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy.
He had been employed as a Field Service Technician for TRW Company from which he retired in 1989.
Following his retirement, his life was full, working part-time at New England Micrographics, Marlborough, and caring for anyone that was in need of help. He was a selfless, genuine, good man with a giant heart and generous nature. He had a quick wit, loved his family and was devoted to the Immaculate Conception Parish, where he had been a member for many years.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Possemato and his wife Paula- Anne of Southborough and Paul Possemato and his wife Sandra of Milford; his grandchildren, Tricia Olival, Jessica Hey, Stephen, Sean, and Rocco Possemato; his great-grandson, Logan Hey; and his nieces and nephews, to whom he was very close, Polly Martineck, Holly Downs, Dolores, George, Robert, Cindy, and Donald Lizotte, and Donna Gandza. He was also the brother of the late Irene Hoffer and Edith Lizotte.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish, 17 Washington Ct., Marlborough, MA 01752.