Oliver (“Mack”) Perry MacKinnon, Jr., age 73 passed away peacefully on Friday January 8, 2021. He was born on February 25, 1947 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Estelle Cooney and Oliver Perry MacKinnon. He was raised in Nichols, CT and has been a resident of Fairfield, CT for 37 years.
Mack is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anne Curry. He is also survived by his daughter Elizabeth Haak (Andrew) and their children Henry and Georgina, his son Oliver Perry MacKinnon III (Sarah Janisch) and their children Natalie, Amelia, and Estelle, his daughter Abigail McCorry (Brian) and their children Will, Thomas and James, and his son William MacKinnon. Mack is survived by his sister Kathy Wilson (Leslie), nineteen brothers and sisters-in-law, forty nieces and nephews, and forty-one grandnieces and nephews.
Mack was educated at Trumbull High School, Southern Connecticut State University and UCONN. Mack started his professional career at Xerox. In 1979 Mack founded Communication Design Corporation and sold it to Westinghouse in 1989. From there, Mack became the president of Westinghouse Communications Software. In 1992, Mack left Westinghouse and partnered with David Mack in real estate and investment opportunities. He began Highland Capital Corporation where he continued to find prosperous and unique investment opportunities. In 2012 he began, with his family, Highland Imports LLC, a CT based distribution company with national reach. He encouraged his children to follow in his entrepreneurial footsteps.
Mack was an avid golfer and member of Brooklawn Country Club (Fairfield) for 37 years and Old Memorial Golf Club (Tampa). He held additional memberships at the Union League Club (New York City) and the New York Athletic Club (New York City).
In recent years, Mack partnered with friends in a restaurant venture, The Little Goose in Fairfield, CT. This was a happy place for Mack and he was proud of the successes of the restaurant. Moreover, he enjoyed spending time there with his family and friends.
Mack was a memorable man to all who knew him. If you knew him, you had a story about him. He lived more in his 73 years than many who live to see their nineties. Mack was “larger than life.” He will be remembered forever for his generosity, love of family, unfailing drive, humor and his wildly entertaining stories.
At this time, the family will be holding a private Mass for Mack at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Fairfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a tribute donation to Utah’s Intermountain Foundation Primary Children’s Hospital, PO Box 413168, Salt Lake City, UT 84141, https://intermountainhealthcare.org/primary-childrens/give/love-notes/love-notes-for-nicu-babies., who provided excellent care to Mack’s granddaughter.. To send online condolences please visit www.redgatehennessy.com
Utah’s Intermountain Foundation Primary Children’s Hospital
PO Box 413168, Salt Lake City UT 84141