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Hugh M. MacKenzie, 68


FULTON, NY – Hugh M. MacKenzie, 68, died on Monday November 24, 2014, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Hugh learned integrity and a tremendous work ethic from his parents, Hugh and Mary MacKenzie, traits he possessed until his last breath. He also enjoyed golf and loved to play the game with his dad.

A graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo, Hugh received a BA in 1969 and an MBA in 1970. He went to work for the Long Island Railroad as a labor relations analyst. It was there he met his future wife, Monica Mulvey.

They married in 1971 and moved to Fulton, NY.

He worked for Nestle as personnel and labor relations manager until his retirement in 2000. Hugh negotiated labor contracts for Nestle around the country, but his heart was always in Fulton.

After retiring, Hugh enjoyed teaching at Cayuga Community College, Fulton Campus.

Hugh was a communicant at Holy Trinity Church. A proud Democrat to the end, he had served as chairman of the Fulton City Democratic Committee for several years. He was a past chairman of City of Fulton Fire and Police Commission and served on the board of directors for Fulton Youth Soccer and Fulton Youth Hockey. He enjoyed coaching soccer when his children where youngsters. Hugh served as a member of IMC and Fulton Nestle Golf League.

His greatest accomplishments and love were his family.

Beside his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a son, Hugh β€œDan” MacKenzie and wife, Tracy Cass MacKenzie of New York; a daughter, Megan MacKenzie of Syracuse, NY; a beloved sister, Nora MacKenzie of Phoenix, Ariz.

Hugh was especially proud of and loved his grandchildren, in birth order: Kameren Jackson, Jasmine Jackson, Maureen MacKenzie, Colleen MacKenzie, Emma J. Berkley and Aileen MacKenzie; as well as nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed the raucous Mulvey family: Mark, Terence, Jim, Dan, Claire and Mary and their spouses, especially his mother-in-law, Theresa Mulvey, who prayed ceaselessly for his recovery.

His parents and brothers, Gerald and Dennis, predeceased Hugh.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.

Calling hours will be Monday 3 – 6 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, NY.

The family would like to acknowledge and give thanks to Drs. Eugene Lozner and Louis Green of Syracuse, the staff at Berkley Physical Therapy of Oswego, the angels who work at Strong Hospital units 7-1400-Cardiac Transplantation ICU and 7-3400 – Unit for Heart Failure & Transplantation, as well as the LVAD staff who cared for Hugh during the last year of his life.

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9 Responses “Hugh M. MacKenzie, 68”

  1. November 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Monica, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugh was truly a very special gentleman.

  2. Steve Yablonski
    November 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    And a big “Amen” to that from his extended dotPublishing family! Our condolences to the entire MacKenzie family

  3. Joe Aiello
    November 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Amen

  4. Carol Rutledge
    November 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Monica.. So very sorry to read of Hugh’s passing.. He was such a good man with a wonderfully wry sense of humor. thinking of you and praying for your peace at this time . God Bless

  5. Monica Donaldson
    November 28, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Monica and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear the news of Hugh’s passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially at this most difficult time. With heartfelt and deepest sympathy. God Bless you all. Bob and Monica Donaldson

  6. Marge Corsoniti
    November 28, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Hugh, a gentleman and scholar,

  7. campolieta
    November 29, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Monica and family. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Thinking of you and the family. Paul and Rhonda Campolieta

  8. Cathy Trowbridge
    December 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the MacKenzie family at this very difficult time. Hugh was a leader in his community and a good family man. He will be greatly missed.

  9. Hank & Diane Wood
    December 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to Monica and family.

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