Concord — Lynda M. (MacKenzie) King, 48, passed peacefully in the arms of her husband, Christopher J. King, and her sister, Michele (MacKenzie) McCoole, on July 5, 2014. Family and friends were also by her side.
Lynda was born on March 25, 1966, in Newburyport, and was the daughter of Donna (Roy) Marcotte and Douglas A. MacKenzie. She moved to Derry, N.H. in 1977, and graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 1984. She also attended Middlesex Community College.
Lynda always put her children, family and friends first. She loved being a mom most of all, making every moment a memory. Many of those memories included traveling to the national parks with her family, the Grand Tetons, Denali, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and many more.
Lynda was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer eight years ago. Her arduous journey “took flight” when she launched her own non-profit charity for metastatic cancer research and support. Lynda’s motto was, “No one should ever be told that they cannot be cured." Her first Annual Pink Tie Gala, held May 10 at Promises to Keep in Derry, N.H., was a huge success. Because of the generosity of those that donated and attended, two significant donations were made to the Healing Garden in Harvard, Mass., and to Prof. Michael King of Cornell University for his research grant.
Lynda is survived by her husband of 22 years, Christopher; her daughter, MacKenzie and her son, Spencer of Concord, Mass.; her mother, Donna Marcotte and husband, Roland of Derry; her father, Douglas MacKenzie and wife, Cynthia, of Charles Town, W.V.; her grandfather, John Barrett of Seabrook, N.H.; her brother, Robert MacKenzie of New Hampshire; her sister, Michele and husband, Kerry, of Bedford, N.H.; her brother, Michael MacKenzie of Derry; her cousin, Kristine D’Angelo and husband, David, of Newburyport; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, and friends.