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Mr.  Paul Robert MacKinnon
  • Reading Food Pantry
    6 Salem St.
    Reading, MA 01867

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“Our deepest condolences to the MacKinnon family Janet & Steve Parsons ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Janet Parsons - Billerica,, MA

“Kathy & I are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. It seems like yesterday that we all down the basin, swimming and skiing! Our condolences to the...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Janice Forrest - Newbury, MA

“Paul was a great friend to my brother David and myself growing up on Line Rd in Wakefield. We share so many laughs and good times on the Ipswich...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Doug & Diane Sawyer - Pepperell, MA

“Paul was a dear friend that will be missed so much. Many years Paul rode shotgun with me to the canoe trips to catch up to the rest of the crew. He...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jim Angelo - Tewksbury, MA

“I was very saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Thought & prayers to the whole family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Maureen Farinato - Friend

“Paul and I attended Dolbeare school together. i will always remember his kind, giving personality. Sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: susan worster (king) - palmetto, FL


Paul Robert MacKinnon, 55, passed away suddenly on March 13, 2017 at his home in Reading. He was born on April 27, 1961 in Melrose, MA to the late Peter and Kathleen (Oldham) MacKinnon.

Paul grew up in Wakefield, MA. He worked at H&H Industrial Truck in Woburn MA and Abel Womack as a forklift truck mechanic for many years.
Paul was an avid fisherman and enjoyed all types of fishing. Plum Island had a special place in Paul's heart growing up there as a child and spent many summer days throughout his life on the island with family and friends. Paul loved boating and being out on the Parker River catching stripers, bluefish and cod. Paul's love for the outdoors led him to participating every spring in the Annual Ipswich River Clean Up, paddling his canoe down stream to remove downed trees and trash so others could enjoy the river the way he did.

Paul had a mechanical ability to fix almost anything, and at one time he was part of the Sawyer MacKinnon Racing Team where he spent a great amount of time preparing race cars for the track. He could also be found helping his family and friends with their vehicle repairs. Paul's love for racing lead him to participate at New England Dragway even winning trophy's for his driving skills. Paul enjoyed watching and attending drag racing and NASCAR races. Paul loved Jeep Jamborees and took his Jeep Comanche pickup through the challenging trails. He enjoyed snowmobiling and time by the fire.

Paul treasured attending many of his nephews and great nephew's sports games, including watching his great nephew's win the Super Bowl this past November. Paul also had a competitive side that showed when he played cribbage. Paul volunteered at the Reading and Stoneham Food pantries. He also enjoyed cooking, his chicken noodle soup was the best! Paul went to the Fresenius Dialysis Center in Stoneham, three times a week for the past ten years. Paul had the privilege of getting to know many doctors and nurses who took care of him and our family would like to acknowledge the kindness and care given to Paul during his treatments.

Paul is survived by his brother Peter, of Lunenburg, Fred and his wife Karen, of Wakefield, sister Sally and her husband Robert of Lunenburg, and brother David (William) of Rowley. Nieces and nephews: Jennifer and her husband Brad, Freddy, Cody, Cindy, Daniel and his wife Brittney, Josh and Toni. His great nieces and nephews: Andrew, Chrystopher, Kyle, Harper, Aubree, Carter, Brooke and Connor.

A Memorial Service will be held at Doherty - Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden Street, Reading, MA 01867 on Saturday, March 25th at 1 pm. Parking attendants and ramped entrance available.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Reading Food Pantry Old South United Methodist Church 6 Salem St. Reading MA 01867.

For additional information www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome.