, Salem, MA

October 2, 2013

Joanne C. (McKay) Mackay, 83

Salem — Joanne C. (McKay) Mackay, 83, of Salem and formerly of Marblehead, died on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Stanley Rae Mackay.

Born in Springfield and raised in Newton, she received her certification as a medical laboratory technician from the Boston Dispensary in 1950. Following her marriage to Stan in 1952, they settled in Newton. Over the years, the family has lived in Topsfield, Longmeadow and most recently, Marblehead. Joanne was active in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Marblehead, and also did community volunteer work. She was a member of the Daughters of 1812.

She is survived by two daughters, Jane Mackay of Springfield, and Anne C. Mackay of Eliot, Maine; a sister, Rosanna Seamans of Leeds, Mass.; as well as three grandchildren, Ryan Sullivan, Emily Sullivan and Amy Elizabeth Feinstein, She was predeceased by her son, S. Rae Mackay; and grandson, Matthew Feinstein.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Service on Friday, October 4, at 11a.m., in the Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette Street, Route 114, Marblehead.

There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue, 63 Elm St., Salisbury MA 01952. To sign her guest book, please visit