Mary "Mae" C McKay

May 1, 1939 ~ June 26, 2019 (age 80)


Mary C. McKay, RN

Mae (Bergeron) McKay, 80, passed away unexpectedly on June
26, 2019 at Holyoke Medical Center with her daughters by her side.  Mae
was born in Holyoke on May 1, 1939; the youngest child of the late Arthur and
Loretta (Gaumond) Bergeron. She was predeceased by her brother Arthur Bergeron
and sister Claire Geyer.  Mae was married to the love of her life, Danny,
on November 26, 1960, who predeceased her unexpectedly on February 15, 1986.
Mae is survived by her three daughter, Karen Nolan and her husband Danny of
Monson; Susan McKay of Sylva, North Carolina; Christine Williams and her
husband Dan of Goshen; her adoring grandchildren; Megan, David, Joey, and
Brendan Nolan; Timmy, Danny, and Lauren Williams; her many nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends.  Mae was a graduate of Providence Hospital School of
Nursing, class of 1960. She proudly started her career as an RN at Providence
Hospital where she worked for ten years. She then worked at Holyoke Hospital
for thirty years, retiring in 1999. Mae was a fighter; a breast cancer survivor
for twenty-one years. Mae lived every day of her life and taught others by her
example. Mae was the most loving, positive, energetic, talented, and fiercely
independent person.  Mae had many passions; gardening, sewing and making
clothes, wallpapering, sponge painting, stenciling, and decorating her home.
Her greatest passion was her family, especially her grandchildren who called
her Mém. 
Her family felt the same way about her.  Mae has left her indelible mark
on each and every one of us and will continue to live on in all of us and in
all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.  Visiting hours will be
held on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 11AM - 12:30PM at the Messier Funeral Home,
1944 Northampton Street, Holyoke Ma, 01040, followed by a Liturgy of Christian
Burial at 1PM in Our Lady of the Cross Church, Holy Cross Avenue, Holyoke
Ma.  The Rite of Committal and Burial will follow in the St. Jerome
Cemetery Holyoke. Immediately following, please join the family in a
celebration of Mae’s life at Summit View Banquet Hall, 555 Northampton Street
Holyoke Ma, 01040. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Mae’s name can be
made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN
38105.  Mae was always positive and encouraging. Please continue to pay it
forward in her honor. Please visit for more

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July 5, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Messier Funeral Home
1944 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Funeral Liturgy
July 5, 2019

1:00 PM
Our Lady of the Cross Parish
Dwight Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Interment following funeral service
July 5, 2019

St. Jerome Cemetery
1666 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA

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