McKenzie, Patricia

June 23rd, 2011

Patricia S. (Miller) McKenzie, age 75, of Wilmington, passed away June 23, 2011, at the Wilmington Health Care Center, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Patricia grew up in Oklahoma and moved with her husband Okie to Wilmington, MA in 1968, when they joined St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Pat became very active in the church and their ministries, she belonged to many different bible study groups and was an unsung volunteer for various charities. Pat was a woman of great faith and wasn’t afraid to share it, she always took the time to do for others, and made the time to listen to them. Pat was very devoted to her family, she couldn’t get enough of her grandchildren, she loved spending time with them. Pat also had a large extended family and group of friends, she cherished their relationships. Pat was truly a remarkable woman, so kind and caring to others, her presence in their lives will be missed.

Patricia was the beloved wife of the late Billy Frank “Okie” McKenzie, loving mother of John McKenzie and his wife Patricia of Auburn, NH, Scott McKenzie and his wife Susan of Nashua, NH and David “Mickey” McKenzie and his wife Roseanna of Gloucester, cherished grandmother of Daniel, Sarah, Courtney, Alexander and Caroline, great-grandmother of Colby, Ysabelle and Julieanne, daughter of the late Frederick D. and Susanna (Chipman) Miller, dear sister of Arthur Miller of Falmouth, Mary Lou Powers of Nashua and Margaret Bell of Belmont.

Family and friends gathered for a graveside service on Saturday, June 25, at the family lot in Wildwood Cemetery, Wildwood Street, Wilmington. Visiting hours were held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington on Friday, June 24, from 5-9 p.m.

Memorial donations in Patricia’s name can be made to St. Elizabeth’s Orphanage, c/o St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 4 Forest St., Wilmington, MA 01887.


13 Entries in Guest Book for “McKenzie, Patricia”

  1. Sharon Lavash Hawkins says:

    Dear Margaret and family – so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. As always, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was indeed and Angel on earth and will be missed by all of those whose life she touched.
    Love, Sharon, Stephen, Katie & Trevor

  2. Stephanie says:

    McKenzie Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for both your mom and dad. I am sure they are greatly missed.

  3. Alan and Deborah Bondjoukdjian says:

    McKenzie Family, we are saddened to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you.

  4. Monahan Family says:

    Scott, Sue, Alex, Cara & Family – Our sincerest sympathies are with you all. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with you.

  5. Jennifer Avery says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family.

    She will be missed dearly.

    Jennifer Avery and Family

  6. Edward Mailhot says:

    John & Family,

    There will always be a place in my Heart and Memories for your Mom.
    She sent me a pray during my rough times in the hospital, moments after reading it things got much better. I do not believe in coincidence this was a miracle and it was your Mom that was the messenger. She renewed my belief in God. Please take comfort that your Mom and her relationship with God made a Difference in someone’s life.

    Peace & God Bless

  7. Joe and Andrea says:

    We are so grateful and privileged to have known Pat. She was such a wonderful person whose memory will live with us forever. If I were to list all of her attributes, it would take hours. I can sum it all up with her strong faith in God, her love for everyone, and the way that she lived every day with courage and class. She is in the Lord’s arms and her reward has come.
    I wish that Joe and I could be there for Pat’s wake and funeral, but it is not possible. Please know that our prayers are with all her family.
    Andrea and Joe
    St. E’s

  8. Mary Ann (Dwyer) Orlow says:

    Pat and I were neighborhood friends in grammar school and we had a lot of good times together. She always helped me mow all the lawns around our house so we could go to the movies together on Saturday. I will always remember her with fond memories and so happy I was able to see her a couple more times at the 50th and 55th class reunion. May she rest in peace.

    Mary Ann

  9. Patti says:

    My deepest condolences to the McKenzie family. Pat had the simplest, strongest faith of anyone I’ve ever met. Knowing her has been such a blessing. I will miss her greatly. Our loss is most definitely Heaven’s gain.

  10. Aline Arnold says:

    My sympathy to the McKenzie family. I attended the St. Elizabeth’s Bible Study and Pat’s faith was so strong and she shared that with all of us many times. An angel entered heaven this past week. I was away this weekend so could not attend any services.


  11. Brenda Orio says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Pat’s loving family. Although I did not know Pat well, we connected through Margaret as we both fought our own battles with cancer. She and I kept in touch via mail and cards and she gave me strength as she fought her battle. She certainly was an Angel here on earth and she will now look after us all in her new home in Heaven. I am sorry to have been out of town this weekend, as I would have loved to have paid my respects in person.
    Brenda Orio

  12. Pauline Lane says:

    Dear McKenzie family, I will miss Pat forever. She was my dearest friend. Her faith & strength will forever be an inspiration to me. In spite of her illness she was there for me when I lost my sister, only 2 months before. She was at my side throughout the service, holding my hand so tightly I can still feel it. We shared many Spiritual expericences and her Spirit and Love will be forever with me. Indeed, she does Travel With Angels. TWA, Pat.

  13. Katherine Martin says:

    Dear John, Scott, David and family,

    Your mother treated every person as though they were the most important person in her life. She was a classy woman with an extraordinary faith. She and your father were wonderful friends and neighbors to my entire family. She is truly home now, and we will all miss her dearly. Love, the Martin family.

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