Mackey, Kathryn “Katie”

July 2nd, 2008

Kathryn M. “Katie” Mackey, 42 of Tampa passed away July 2, 2008 at her residence.

She was born in Winchester, Mass. and graduated in 1983 from Westford Academy and in 1985 graduated summa cum laude from Becker Jr. College with a degree in travel and tourism. In 1986 she opened her own travel agency, Kay & K Travel which she owned and operated for 12 years. She moved to Tampa in 2004 from Westford, Mass. Presently she was working as Senior Director of Marketing for One Touch Direct. Katie loved to travel, especially to Bermuda where she made many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, William J. Johnston. Survivors include her loving husband of 12 years, Dean Mackey, her mother, Terri Johnston, and brothers William “Chip” Johnston and his daughter, Amber and Thomas “T.J.” Johnston, his wife Amy and their son, Billy, who was Katie’s godson. Katie is also survived by her god daughter, Brianna Traficante and many other loving family members and friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 26th at The First Baptist Church, 173 Church St., Wilmington, MA from 10:30 -11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Katie’s memory to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy, Ste 250, Dallas, TX 75244.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Mackey, Kathryn “Katie””

  1. Dr. and Mrs. James Corum says:


    “May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

  2. Alan D. Ford says:

    I met her only once but easily saw what a kind, warm, delightful person Katie was. From Terri’s messages I know too that she shared her mother’s strength and courage. My heartfelt condolences to your family. Surely her bright spirit will be with you always.

  3. Diana (Imbimbo) Miladin says:

    I too only met Katie once, but she had a profound impact on my life. Her marvellous humor and great joy in life will comfort and inspire me forever. Terri, you know my heart is with you. You too have been a shining example to all of us of what a mother’s love and devotion can truly be. Please know you are always in our thoughts and in our prayers.

  4. Pamela White says:

    Katie was my partner in crime, my best audience, my harshest critic, and my best friend.
    She inherited Terri’s stoic strength and positive attitude about life. She found an absolute soulmate in Dean. She was a friend to everyone she met, even if she only met them once.
    Thirty years just wasn’t long enough for me to know you, my Katie. But we will meet again and I will bless you with my famous dance moves that you were always so jealous of.
    Until then, you will live on in my heart.

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