Norman D. MacInnis
Norman MacInnis of Milford, MA died February 7th, 2023 at the age of 82. The son of the late Norman MacInnis and Geneva (Dorsey) Stone, he was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he always made time to share his wisdom, conversation and guidance for his family and many friends. He was a great man!
As a young man, Norman joined the National Guard and then enlisted in the Air Force. He was a successful businessman, owning and operating The MacInnis Company for most of his career. He was also a past President of the Electronic Representatives Association. He made many great friends and colleagues throughout those years and we know he cherished those relationships.
Norman had many interests including reading, traveling, and learning about the Scottish history of the MacInnis clan. He was a lifelong learner and was passionate about his Scottish heritage. He and Jo-Ann spent many weekends in the summer and fall traveling to different Highland games representing the family at the MacInnis tent. Norman served as the Commissioner of the North Atlantic region for the Clan MacInnes Society and was the past President of the International Association of Clan MacInnes. They also traveled to Scotland and Nova Scotia many times meeting family, making friends, and immersing themselves in the culture.
He was a spiritual person and spent many hours reading and talking about different religions and philosophies around the world.
Norman loved spending time with his family. He was predeceased by his wife, Jo-Ann (Greene) and his brother Daniel MacInnis. He is survived by his children Jay MacInnis and his wife Stephanie of Deerfield, NH, Craig MacInnis of Mansfield, MA, Dawn Slade and her husband David of Holliston, MA and Robert Giudicianni and his wife Danielle of Mansfield, MA. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Ron MacInnis of Bristol, RI. Norman was known as Poppy to his seven grandchildren, Nicole, Dylan and Daniel Slade of Holliston, MA, Tristan and Lilli MacInnis of Mansfield, MA and Thomas and Justin Giudicianni of Mansfield, MA. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his beloved family, he leaves behind his two fur babies, Pal and Princess.
Arrangements will be handled by Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home https://www.dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com/. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private in the spring. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Norman’s memory to the International Association of Clan MacInnes (IACM) at https://macinnes.org/ or Scots' Charitable Society at https://scots-charitable.org/donate/
A Scottish poem by William Soutar:
End is in beginning;
And in beginning end:
Death is not loss, nor life winning;
But each and to each is friend.
The hands which give are taking;
And the hands which take bestow:
Always the bough is breaking
Heavy with fruit or snow.