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John D. Mackbach

June 16, 1969 October 1, 2021
John D. Mackbach
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Obituary for John D. Mackbach

John D. Mackbach age 52 of Stratford passed away, Friday, October 1, 2021, in the St. Vincent’s Medical Center, in Bridgeport surrounded by his loving family. John was born June 16, 1969, in Bridgeport and had been a lifelong Stratford resident. John was predeceased by his father Francis “Mac”, mother Virginia (Fellows) Mackbach, and niece Rachel Shumyhora.

John was a graduate of Stratford High School and was retired from Stop & Shop. He also served as an Easter Seals Ambassador for many years. He was a popular figure around town known as the “Mayor of Stratford”, an avid bingo player at Saint James Church, and a member of Knights of Columbus. John also volunteered and participated in many Baldwin Center and Special Olympics events as well as many local sports teams including the Brakettes and the Stony Brook Jaws.

Survivors include his six brothers and sisters, Glenn Mackbach and his wife Victoria of Southbury, Paul Mackbach and his wife Deborah of Otis MA, Francis Mackbach and his wife Tania of Stratford, Debra Strong and her husband Thomas of Oxford, Susan Shumyhora and her husband Walter of Clearwater FL, and Dawn D'Angelo and her husband Salvatore of Trumbull, and his beloved nieces and nephews, Karisten, Brandon, Glenn Jr., Samantha, Andrew, Jason, Jessica, Jennifer, Dion, Justin, Heather, Ryan, Amber, Brittany, Oskar, Alexis, Tyler, Erica, Anthony, Marisa, Godson-Vincent, and Gianna; along with many great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday October 6, 2021, at 10:30 by meeting directly in St. James Church 2070 Main St, Stratford. Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday night October 5 from 4 pm to 7 pm in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford (masks required).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Special Olympics, http://give.specialolympics.org/Connecticut/match.

For more information or to leave a condolence message, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday

5

Oct

4:00 PM 10/5/2021 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/5/2021 7:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

6

Oct

10:30 AM 10/6/2021 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Interment

Wednesday

6

Oct

12:00 PM 10/6/2021 12:00:00 PM
Saint Michael Cemetery

2205 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint Michael Cemetery
2205 Stratford Avenue Stratford 06615 CT
United States

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Special Olympics

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