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October 13, 2013

Rev. John A. MacKerron, 87


Haverhill — Rev. John A. “Jack” MacKerron, 87, of Haverhill, Mass., passed away on October 9. Rev. MacKerron was born on November 11, 1925, in Brockton, Mass. He graduated from Brockton High School, and then from Wentworth Institute of Technology, later attending Philadelphia College of the Bible. Before being called to the ministry in 1962, Rev. MacKerron worked as a builder and carpenter in southeastern Massachusetts and on Cape Cod. He served for three years in the U.S. Army. He served as the pastor for several churches over the following four decades, including those in Hollis Center, Maine, Conway, N.H., Bradenton, Fla., Jackman, Maine, and Houlton, Maine. In between pastorates, Rev. MacKerron also ran a home for delinquent boys, and held various leadership posts for the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He retired to Haverhill in 2002, residing at Bethany Homes, until recently moving to Penacook Place. Rev. MacKerron was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Elsie Kelley MacKerron, as well as by his sister, Miriam Holman, and his son, Douglas MacKerron. He is survived by his daughter, Miriam Bryant, and her husband, Perry, of Lee, N.H.; his son, John MacKerron and his wife, Denise, of New York City; and his four grandchildren, Amanda Bryant, Nathan Bryant, Matthew Bryant, and Jane MacKerron.

ARRANGEMENTS: A private committal service for the family will be held at Boscawen National Cemetery. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Partners in Health of Maine in Waterville, Maine. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.