Kenneth W. ‘Ken’ McDonald of East Marion, NY (formerly of Mamaroneck, NY) passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2023. Aged 87.

Ken was born on March 20, 1936 to William and Dolly MacDonald and grew up in Mamaroneck. Ken was a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force; before retiring, he was a captain with Eastern Airlines. He moved to East Marion, Long Island in 1999 to become Captain of the local ferry, a job he loves.

Ken is very active in the community. He loves sailing and enjoying coffee with his best friend (The Coffee Gang) every morning. There wasn’t a dog in town who didn’t know Ken; he always had treats in his pocket for them all.

He is survived by his wife, Paulette. his sister Gail; his daughter Jane; and his two grandchildren, Peter and Christina.

In honor of his life, a memorial service will be held at the Houghton-Marty Funeral Home in Greenport on Wednesday, May 31, from noon to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

This is a paid notice.

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