Natalie MacKenzie, age 96

of Milton

Natalie MacKenzie, age 96

Natalie MacKenzie, age 96, of Milton, died, Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at South Shore Hospital.

Natalie was born in Boston, raised and educated in Milton. Following graduation from high school, she attended art school. She was a longtime resident of Milton and summer resident of Marshfield.

Natalie was a self-taught, accomplished oil and acrylic landscape artist. Her collection encompassed beautiful works from Marshfield as well as other scenes from Milton.

She loved to garden, enjoyed playing the piano, was an excellent seamstress, as well as knit and crocheted almost everything in her wardrobe. She also enjoyed making improvements and repairs to her home.

Natalie’s lifelong interest and love for art inspired her to assemble a directory of artists and their works. She devoted herself to it for many years and it was her lifelong dream to have it published.

Fiercely independent, she lived life on her own terms. Her warm heart, quick wit, and humor were infectious. She was a delight to all who knew her.

Beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Louise Key (Murphy) MacKenzie.

Devoted sister of the late Frances MacKenzie.

Natalie is survived by several cousins.

Graveside Services will be conducted at Cedar Grove Cemetery, 920 Adams Street, Dorchester, on Monday, January 24, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Those attending should gather at the main entrance.

For those who wish, donations in Natalie’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts Freemasons, 186 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111.

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  • Natalie was a wonderful friend and fellow Macomber’s Islander for many years.
    She loved the ocean and the way it influenced her life with its beauty and everchanging vistas. She will be missed and thought of often whenever we look at the sea.

  • Natalie, our fierce friend, understood by those who really knew her and not at all by those in which she had no interest or trust. Nat was a larger than life personality; a published author who, had she lived in Paris, would have held court at the French Salons for those women and men of like mind in the Beaux Art and biography. She published her first biography on women artists approximately four years ago and was hoping to publish her final book on the topic before she died. Natalie loved to garden, knew every plant in her yard. She could discuss and argue over any number of topics whether in history or from the daily television news. Her considerable love for and from her experienced care givers who all lived close by but one, was well known. Her love for and from Keith Brewer whom she knew as an infant spanned more than half a century. We all loved her and mourned for her long before her life was taken. We will think of her often and wonder how and why. Beannachd leat a charaid ghràdhaich, tha thu dhachaigh a-nis.

  • Natalie was the kindest, most thoughtful friend; she always welcomed everyone with a bright smile. Our family was lucky to have spent many happy days with her. We loved how Natalie played the piano, gardened and created many other happy memories. Rest In Peace dear friend, you’ll be sorely missed.

    Love,
    George and Christine Montilio

  • I have so many good memories of Natalie it’s hard to find a place to begin! I remember her love of gardening I remember leaning on her hoe and talking about her poppies or her tomatoes or her peppers, with her cat nearby rolling on the sunny lawn. The fence around the garden and Marshfield always needed fixing because the animals were always trying to get in so that kept her a bit busy for sure. I remember too, the way she would dress for the day she always had a certain style and brought an air of humor where she went. I miss you Natalie! Most definitely one of a kind and someone I always looked up to, thanks for being who you were! I’m sorry I can’t be there to say goodbye because I’m in Nevada but I’m saying goodbye in spirit from here. ❤️❤️❤️

  • The memories that Patty and I have of visiting with you at your beach cottage will live on forever. You were a remarkable woman. We take comfort in knowing you are now in a better place with your beloved mother, father and sister. Rest in peace, dear sweet Natalie.