Winsted, CT — William C. McKie, Jr., 95, formerly of 79 Colony Drive, passed away on Monday, August 27, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan, following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Beatrice (Jones) McKie who died in 1998. Born in Wakefield, May 21, 1917, he was the son of the late William and Cassie (Doane) McKie and had lived here for about 45 years.
Prior to his retirement, he had worked for Northwest, Conneticut Community College. He received his bachelor's degree from Boston University and his master's from UMass.
He was a Lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. For many years, Bill and Bea spent their summers at the family cottage in Gloucester, MA, boating, swimming and being with their many friends in the area. His survivors
include three children, W. David McKie of Venice, Fla, Leslie Thouin and her husband Albert of West Hampton, and Mark E. McKie and his wife Sonia of Arlington; three grandsons, Brian and Bruce McKie, Michael Grybko and numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Nicholas Grybko.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, at 2:00 pm at Bristol Mills Cemetery in Bristol, Maine. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Geer Nursing and Rehab Center, South Road, Canaan, CT 06018. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.maloneyfuneral.com.