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Richard H. McKay

Jun 11, 2021

Richard H. McKay, 87, of Nashua, NH, passed away June 9, 2021 at home surrounded by his family after a short period of declining health.

Born in Nashua on August 18, 1933, Dick was the son of the late Harold McKay and Amanda (McKay) LaVoie. Dick was a lifelong resident of Nashua. Upon graduating from Nashua High School in 1953, he left to attend the University of New Hampshire but volunteered for Army service during the Korean War where he was stationed in Paris, France until his honorable discharge in April 1955. He then started his career in sales at Nashua Corp, followed by various paper and packaging companies, ending at American National Can upon his retirement.

Dick always enjoyed sports and was an avid basketball fan having formed and managed the Nashua Corp Basketball Team. He also assisted in the formation of their slow-pitch softball team, was the President of the Nashua Slow Pitch Softball League and was its chief umpire. Dick especially loved coaching and watching his kids and grandkids play sports. He was a member of the Nashua Elks Lodge and particularly enjoyed many years of playing poker there with his fellow members.

A special thank you to his wife, Beverly, and Erin, his step-daughter, for the wonderful love and care they showed Dick over the years.

For the last 13 years, he has received so much love and joy from his four-legged companion, Mack, who was always by his side.

He was predeceased by his first wife of 47 years, Sylvia McKay, who died in 2001 at age 66, and a son, Kevin McKay in 1965 at age 6, and a sister, Florence Nickles at 79.

Members of his family include his wife, Beverly McKay, whom he married on October 20, 2002; two sons and spouses, Michael and Nancy McKay of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Christopher and Connie McKay of Hudson; two daughters and spouses, Sharon “Shay” and Brian Johnson of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Susan and Stephen Marchesano of Merrimack; step-daughter Erin Sullivan, and step-sons Sean, Brian, Kevin, and Darrin Sullivan; ten grandchildren, Michael and Carol McKay, Sean and Sarah McKay, Andrew and Sara McKay, Christopher (C.J.) and Francesca McKay, Timothy and Audra Burns, Christopher Burns, Matthew and Jeffrey Marchesano, and Kevin Johnson; step-grandchildren, and great grandchildren, sister, Lucille Chartier and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

As per Dick’s wishes, there are no calling hours or services. A Graveside service will be held privately for family at a later date.