Linda L. MacKay, age 73, passed away peacefully in her Sharon, Massachusetts home on October 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 25, 1947 in Norwood, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Pearl May (Johnson) Young. She was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts, where she graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1965.
Linda married Paul E. McMahon and together they made their home in Sharon, Massachusetts, where Linda took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family. As her two children grew up, Linda returned to her education, obtaining her LPN from Southeastern Regional Vocational School and went on to earn her RN from Massasoit Community College. With her nursing degree in hand, Linda began working at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She later found a position closer to home at the Goddard Hospital in Stoughton, before transitioning to nursing home care, most recently at the Bridgewater Nursing Home.
Linda married her husband, John A. "Jack" MacKay, on May 21, 1999 in Sharon. They continued to make their home in Sharon, where they loved spending time together.
More than anything, Linda loved spending time with her family. Her life revolved around her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Beloved wife of Jack MacKay.
Loving mother of Paul E. McMahon, Jr. and his wife Nicole, of West Bridgewater and Cheryl A. Gilmore of Onset.
Cherished grandmother of Abigail, Emma, Aidan, Lukas, Madison, and Mason.
Stepmother of Jason O. MacKay and his daughter Elisabeth MacKay of Fall River and the late Jill E. MacKay.
Former wife of Paul E. McMahon of Sharon.
Sister of Sharon Martin, Bob Young, and Robyn Cherven all of Walpole.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
At the request of Linda's family all services will be private with interment taking place in the Charles Sumner Bird Memorial Cemetery (formerly the East Walpole Cemetery).
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Alzheimer's Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452 or the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785.
Arrangements by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole.