William MacKinnon

William D. MacKinnon Jr.

Monday, May 3rd, 1943 - Friday, September 13th, 2019
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MacKinnon, William Daniel Jr., of Hyannis formerly of Malden passed away at his home in Hyannis on September 13th after a courageous battle with small-cell lung cancer. Husband, best friend and soulmate for 31 years to Maria C. (Santoianni) MacKinnon. Loving brother-in-law of Francis and Faith Shannon of Onset and James and Patricia Santoianni of North Andover. Loving Uncle Bill to James and John Santoianni. Father of Carolyn, Cathleen, Diane, Laura and William III. Also survived by six grandchildren, one great grandchild and loving cousins here and in Canada. The only child of the late William D. MacKinnon, Sr. and Ruth (Kanaly) MacKinnon. Beloved son-in-law of the late James and Elvira Santoianni. Bill was an extremely proud U.S. Air Force Veteran. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 761 Mt. Auburn St., WATERTOWN on Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. A funeral home service will be held on Wednesday at 6:45 pm. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery on Thursday at 12:30 pm. Please meet at the front gate funeral entrance. In lieu of flowers please consider sharing a condolence or story with the family on Williams' memories page at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Watertown
    761 Mt. Auburn Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Home Service

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 6:45pm
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 6:45pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Watertown
    761 Mt. Auburn Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 12:30pm
    Mass National Cemetery
    Connery Ave
    Bourne, MA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please meet at front gate. Funeral entrance.


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Posted at 03:46pm
Bill and Maria, we had many wonderful times together all filled with laughter. You will be missed Bill and I will play your Keno numbers in your memory. Love your Cousins, Lanie, Lana & Rich XO

Tracy Levey

Posted at 06:51am
We will miss Bill so much. Our best memory is when our dog Henry jumped up on our holiday dinner table and Bill grabbed him saving our food! We all laughed and laughed. Thank you so much for all your love and happy memories. Love Allyson and Max Levey

Posted at 10:43am
We have wonderful memories of cousin Bill. His many visits out to the Richardson Farm in Tyngsboro. Our talks of the famous National Geographic picture & who was caught with there pants down. His love of his cousins who were like the brothers & sisters he never had. His love of hot dogs & his Aunt Tena’s sandwiches. Cookouts at his house & ours. Going to the Highland Games to celebrate our Scottish heritage. His strong connection to Nova Scotia. (Sorry we didn’t get to go this summer). Every phone call was ended with I Love You. Love You Bill & Maria.

Janet & Mike Renk

margaret gallagher

Posted at 03:32pm
One of the memories we have 0f Bill is how much he liked to laugh and how much he liked to see every one having fun..My own memory is how he never stopped reminding me that I was older than him,,,We were born the same year, myself in March and of course Bill was in May..and so my friend thankyou for all the goodtimes we had thankyou for taking such good care of our dear, the Gallagher family

Paul Yetman Posted at 01:51pm

Bill was my best friend at Malden High School! I searched for him for years and was unable to reconnect until today! I knew his Mom, Ruth, and of course his Dad, Bill. I have even driven my his home on Acorn St in Malden in recent years! I am so sorry for missing Bill! Rest in peace my dear old friend!

Maria MacKinnon Posted at 04:03am

Paul, if you can read this, I would really love to talk to you about my Bill. I am his wife. 31 years. He spoke to me about you.

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