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Stanley MacPherson

1923 ~ 2019 (age 96)

Obituary

Of Tucson Arizona (Formally from Natick) Died on November 21, 2019 after a brief illness at the age of 96.  Stan was born in Natick on May 13, 1923.  He graduated from Natick High School in 1943.  He was a three-sport athlete, football, hockey and baseball. Not long after graduating, he entered the Navy WWII in 1943.  After his discharge he attended Wentworth Institute and studied drafting, blueprinting and architectural drawing.  He was employed by Hewitt Construction of Wellesley.  He later jointed the Carpenters Union Local 475 of Framingham, Ma.  He worked as a carpenter for the union for 50 years until he retired in 1989.   He also built many additions, remodeled kitchens and baths through the years in the Natick area. Stan was a Charter Member of the Hartford Street Presbyterian Church in Natick.  He was an Elder, Trustee and Deacon.  For Seven years he volunteered his time for a week-long church trip for Habitat for Humanity in rural Maine.  He donated many hours of time to A Place to Turn food pantry in Natick.  Stan and his wife Ginny retired to Tucson in 2003.  He enjoyed gardening, taking long walks, and volunteering his time at the Tucson Community Food Bank.  He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Tucson and a member of the Tucson Elks East #2532 after transferring from the Natick Elks.  Stan was very active right up until his last days.

Stan was a devoted husband to Virginia (Intinarelli) MacPherson for almost 69 years before she passed away February of 2019.  We believe he missed her more than we knew.

He leaves two daughters, Karen Jimenez and her husband Ignacio of Tucson, Az and Jean Whitney and her husband John of Natick.  He leaves four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Madison Summerville, her husband Mason and son, Max all of Tucson, AZ.  Jake and Jared Whitney of Natick. A dear niece and nephew, Nancy Martin of Bellingham, Ma and Richard (Dickie) MacPherson of Natick. He was the son of deceased John D. MacPherson of Prince Edward Island and Hughina Ross MacPherson of Alexandria, Ontario Canada.  Three brothers-all deceased far too young, Howard, Ross and William (Bill). 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Hartford Street Presbyterian Church, 99 Hartford Street, Natick.  Visiting hours will be from 9:30-11 with a service starting at 11:15. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to – A Place to Turn, 99 Hartford Street, Natick, Ma 01760.

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 11, 2020

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Hartford Street Presbyterian Church (Hartford Street, Natick)

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 11, 2020

11:15 AM
Hartford Street Presbyterian Church (Hartford Street, Natick)

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