December 10, 1964 - December 31, 2016
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts | Age 52
Michael James 'Jim' McKay died on December 31, 2016 at the age of 52. Born to James McKay and the late Bonita (Hale) McKay in Marlborough, Connecticut he was a graduate of Rham High School.
He is survived by Mary M. Williamson, his wife of 21 years; daughters, Shannon L. and Megan M. McKay, all of Shrewsbury; his father, James M. McKay; his siblings, Scott McKay and Michelle McKay; nephews and many dear friends.
Jim attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was a member of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity and later received a degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University and his MBA from Nichols College. He worked at Digital/Intel Corporation for over 28 years.
A talented athlete, Jim excelled as a varsity baseball player and wrestler and was a member of the class A national championship softball team and an avid golfer.
If there was an activity that needed a planner, Jim was the 'go-to' guy, whether it be a chili cook off, memorial golf tournament, the annual neighborhood touch football game or an event for co-workers. He coached his daughters' softball and basketball teams and volunteers wherever he was needed. A genuine good guy Jim was always available to family and friend without pretense of fanfare.
Family and friends will honor and remember Jim's life by gathering for calling hours at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center on Wednesday, January 11th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services and burial are private.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to McKay Children's Educational Fund, in c/o Shrewsbury Credit Union, 489 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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