Horace David Mackness a life long resident of Canton, a town that he loved, died peacefully on Thursday April 7,2022 surrounded by his loving family and dear friend Pastor Stan Schultz. Born in Boston into Ernest and Grace (Gilmore) Mackness in 1933 he attended Canton Schools graduating Canton High class of 1951 and Bentley College School of Accounting.
Horace worked for the First National Bank of Boston starting as a teller and working his way up to Branch Manager. He retired in 1990 after 34 years of service.
Horace was active in the Salvation Army, Boston Central Corps as youth director. He played the Alto horn in the band and sang with the Songstress Choir. During the 1970 Horace joined the Faith Baptist Church in Stoughton and served as Deacon, Youth Leader and Music Director up until 2019
Horace loved working with the youth and helped friends find their way to the commitment of our Lord. In his younger years , Horace could always be found outside playing any kind of sport with the neighborhood kids or just being there for them in their time of need. He was active in Canton Pop Warner Football and loved the game of Golf. Horace was also a lover of music and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family at their home in Maine
He touched many lives in his 88 years and will be sorely missed.
Beloved husband of 63 years to Nancy (Libby) Mackness. Loving father to David and his wife JoAnne Mackness of Stoughton, Beth-Ann and her husband William Crowley of Canton and Susan and her husband Raymond Brodeur of RI. Cherished Grampy of Stephen and Amanda Crowley, Rachel and David Mackness Jr., and Ethan Brodeur. Brother of the late Ernest Mackness and Edna Fay . Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins and his wonderful Faith Baptist Church family who he adored.
Visiting hours will be held in the Dockray and Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St Canton on Wednesday from 4-7 PM with a Funeral Service on Thursday at 11AM in the Faith Baptist Church 18 Stoughton St. Stoughton, MA
Relative and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment Knollwood Memorial Park In lieu of flowers donation in Horace’s memory can be made to Faith Baptist Church General Fund 18 Stoughton St Stoughton, MA 02072 or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105