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Stuart Winchester Mackiernan
  • Donations in memory of Stuart may be made to the Brain Science Foundation, 148 Linden Street, Ste. 203, Wellesley, MA 02482; www.brainsciencefoundation.org

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Stuart Winchester Mackiernan of Wellesley, Massachusetts died on March 23, 2017 at the age of 93. The son of Douglas Seymour Mackiernan and Mary Winchester, Stuart was born in Mexico City, Mexico on November 13, 1923 where his father was working as a representative for Dennison. He had four brothers: Douglas, Angus, Duncan and Malcolm. He was raised in Stoughton and Canton, graduating from Canton High School on June 7, 1943 and was President of his class. He enlisted in the US Army on June 9, 1943 and after basic training received specialized training as a combat engineer at the US Army Engineering School at Fort Leonard Woods, Missouri.

Stuart was a decorated WW II Veteran who fought in the D-Day invasion of 1944 where he landed at Omaha Beach. He served in General George Patton's Third Army in the 133rd Combat Engr. Battalion, part of the US 12th Corps. He fought in the role of Combat Engineer in the Battle of the Bulge and continued to serve in the Army of Occupation after the defeat of Germany in 1945. Mackiernan received the Bronze Star medal for heroic action during the Luxembourg campaign.

After the war, Stuart returned to Canton and entered the meteorology business with his brothers. He was named President of World Weather Inc., after receiving an important contract with the USAF. The family business closed in 1954 after the tragic death of his beloved brother Douglas. He went to work as a sales representative in the electronics manufacturing & capital equipment industry. After retiring from his career, he enjoyed working with his colleagues at Shreve, Crump & Low.

He is pre-deceased by his four brothers, and his first wife Kathleen Davis, whom he married in 1950 and had three children. He is survived by his second wife Jean Mackiernan; his children Stuart, Davis and Cheryl Bagwill; and grandchildren Amanda Bagwill (and her fiancé Tyler Weymouth), Douglas Bagwill (and his wife Simona Szocsova) and Hayley K. Mackiernan.

Stuart's zest for life, and his extraordinary intelligence and wit, were captivating and brought great joy to those who met him. He will forever be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 31st at 12:30 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 39 East Central Street, Natick. Interment will follow at Old Dell Park Cemetery, 163 Pond Street, Natick.

Donations in memory of Stuart may be made to the Brain Science Foundation, 148 Linden Street, Ste. 203, Wellesley, MA 02482; www.brainsciencefoundation.org

Friends and family will gather together following the interment at Old Dell Park Cemetery to celebrate Stuart's life. Those who knew Stuart are kindly invited to join us in the Club Room at Wellesley Hollow Condominiums, 12 Russell Road, Wellesley at 3 PM Please contact cherie.bagwill@gmail.com with any questions