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Carol MacKinnon

Carol Ann MacKinnon

Friday, February 12th, 1937 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Obituary

On Thursday, September 24, 2020 Carol Ann MacKinnon passed away peacefully after a brief illness. A lifetime resident of Kennebunk and Wells, Maine, Carol was born to Arnold and Sallie (Hayes) Henderson on February 12,1937. Sallie later married Gerald Lebrun and Carol grew up on Roger Bragdon Road in Wells on a turkey farm, where she had animals and loved her horse. She was an alumnus of Wells High School, and it was during high school when she met the love of her life, Sandy MacKinnon. After a friendship of two years, they were married in 1953 at the South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport, Maine by Reverand Emerson Curry and spent 67 more years together.

In the early years of their marriage, Carol was a military wife following Sandy from base to base, raising two boys. Nine years later, along came a third son. In the late 1960s Carol and Sandy opened the first deli and pizza shop in Kennebunkport called “The Spicy Meatball“, along with Colonial Village Pizza and Delicatessen on the site of the current HB Provisions. During this time, Sandy started "MacKinnon Landscaping and Property Management" in which Carol was the accountant, answered phones and enjoyed talking with customers. Over the years she also waitressed and managed at The Sea Spray Hotel at Gooch’s Beach and the Norseman Hotel in Ogunquit. One of Carol’s hobbies was being the number one fan for the “Pumpkin Squad”, Sandy’s NASCAR North race team, meeting and making many friends in the racing community. Together they even travelled with their crew to London, England where they were proud to represent America for an international race. In the late eighties, they began to winter in Fiesta Key, then in Indiantown, Florida where she played many holes of golf and made many long lasting friendships. As a left handed player, she always felt she had an edge over her competition, with four “hole in ones” over her career. She loved playing with her golf buddies in Florida and Maine, where she was most recently a member of the Southern Maine Women’s Golf Association at the Dutch Elm Golf Course. After three decades of snowbirding, Carol and Sandy moved back to Maine year round, to reside in her late parent’s home in Wells. She treasured being closer to her children, grandchildren, great grandson and extended family. Even in her retirement, Carol continued to work part time at Beach Dreams Resort in Wells as the office manager, where she enjoyed making even more friends and catching up on all the latest social news. Carol was an artist who painted landscapes, was an avid bingo player, and loved her trips to Oxford Casino with her cousins and friends.

Carol is predeceased by her son Jeffrey Curtis MacKinnon, her mother, Sallie Lebrun, her step father Gerald Lebrun, her sister Patricia (Chick) Lord, her newly discovered and much loved half sister, Barbara Henderson, and nephew Troy Chick .

Carol is survived by her husband and lifelong partner of nearly 70 years, George “Sandy” MacKinnon of Wells; son Stephen Barstow MacKinnon and his wife Emily Gerry MacKinnon of Alfred; son Michael Anthony MacKinnon and his wife Julie Yuhas MacKinnon of Kennebunk; daughter-in-law Catherine MacKinnon of Scarborough; grandsons Jacob MacKinnon of Scarborough, Kyle MacKinnon and his wife Sabina of Arundel, Carlos Gonzalez of Auburn, Cameron MacKinnon of Wells, Zachary MacKinnon of Kennebunk, Aiden Harris of Alfred, granddaughters Aria Tonini of Hannover, Germany and Sarah MacKinnon of Kennebunk; great grandson Kobe MacKinnon of Arundel; nephews Scott Chick, Timothy Chick, Jerry Chick, and Brett Lord, along with several cousins and extended family.

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St, Kennebunk ME 04043. A celebration of life will be held at a later time. A private interment will be at Arundel Cemetery.

In this era of COVID-19 prevention, masks are mandatory, please, and social distancing rules will be followed with only a small group allowed at a time in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Carol’s memory to the Dempsey Center, PO Box 277, Auburn, ME 04212 or to The Maine State Golfers Association Scholarship Fund, 58 Val Halla Road, Cumberland, ME 04021.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Carol’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. www.bibbermemorial.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 28th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    Address
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In this era of COVID-19 prevention, masks are mandatory, please, and social distancing rules will be followed with only a small group allowed at a time in the chapel.
  • Interment

    Location
    Arundel Cemetery
    Address
    65 Walkers Lane
    KENNEBUNKPORT, ME 04046
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Private interment
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

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David Berg

Posted at 10:40am
To Sandy and Family: I am so sorry for you loss, I had no idea she had passed until yesterday when I saw it in the post. Not being at the coffee shop any more I was out of the information loop. Our hearts go out to all of you. Carol was a fine person, and we loved her straight shooting, to the point, fun loving attitude. If you need anything please do not hesitate to call. Hugs and love. David & Jane Berg Red Apple Campground
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Rose Brown

Posted at 12:16pm
I have known Carol and her Family a long time. She was a wonderful woman we always talked when we saw each other. My deepest sympathies go to her Family. Love Rose and Aaron Brown. Sending Thoughts and Prayers to her Family
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Nancy Meehan

Posted at 04:44pm
Steve
I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing
She always was so nice to me when I would see her and your Dad she certainly lived a very full life
And had so many friends
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time
Nancy Meehan
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Jane Strickland

Posted at 03:11pm
So sorry to see this. Carol always had a hug. My condolences to Sandy Steve and the families. Sending hugs. Jane Strickland
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Suzanne OConnor

Posted at 12:57pm
My heart goes out to all of the MacKinnon Family who meant the world to Carol. Knowing her for your whole life is an amazing gift since she was one of the strongest and most loving women I have met. Her humor & genuine concern for helping others is my memory in my short time knowing Carol. How I LOVED seeing her at Beach Dreams serving everyone with a smile. Her laughter and genuine interest in everyone she served is what I learned from her. What a legacy of LOVE she leaves within all who knew her & we allI will miss her so much. Peace and Love remains within each of us from Carol.
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