Sharon Ann (MacKenzie) Whitney, age 81

of Braintree

Sharon Ann (MacKenzie) Whitney, age 81

Sharon Ann (MacKenzie) Whitney, age 81, a lifelong resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Saturday, October 15, 2022, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, in the comfort of her loving family.

Sharon was born in Boston, to the late Anna Mae (Kenney) and David A. MacKenzie. Raised and educated in Braintree, she was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1959.

Sharon was employed as a legal secretary in the Braintree law office of the late Richard F. Kerr, Esq. for over thirty years and had been retired for several years.

Sharon was a sporty and athletic woman but also had a creative and artistic side. She was a longtime active member of the Braintree Municipal Golf Course where she enjoyed many friendships. Her hobbies included cross-stitching, knitting, ceramics, and crafts.

Sharon’s greatest joy came from being a dedicated and loving mother. She was totally devoted to her four children.

Beloved wife of the late Donald A. Whitney and Robert Vincent Fay.

Devoted mother of Kellyann (Fay) Draheim of Hanover, Kerri (Fay) Eck and her husband Joseph, Robin (Fay) Adams, all of Braintree, and Douglas Scott Gardner of Marietta, Ga.

Loving grandmother of Mikaela, Dakota, and Savannah Draheim, Cameron and his wife Emmy, MacKenzie, and Ainslie Eck, Aiden, Noah, Justin, and Lily Adams, Connor Houlihan, Fiona, Owen, and Bridget Gardner.

Dear sister of Lee Reinman of Plymouth and her late husband Jack, Scott MacKenzie and his wife Susan of Carver, Bruce MacKenzie and his wife Alicja of Calif., and Kim Vallatini formerly of Braintree and her late husband Paul.

Sharon is also survived by several nieces and nephews; her dear friend, Donna Norman and her husband Dennis Sullivan, as well as her golfing friends, Pam Rupretch, Linda Murphy, Pam Kiley, and Heather Zaportsky.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, October 21, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree, on Saturday, October 22, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Sharon’s memory may be made to Susan G. Komen, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 or by visiting


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  • Heaven has a new angel, we are you so heartbroken that your beautiful mom has been taking home too early , Are deepest condolences and love from our family to yours, you’ll be in are constant thoughts and prayers for a long time coming May God heal the absence of your mom with the knowledge that you’ve worked your whole life to understand ,,💫 🙌the truth🙌💫

  • My heart goes out to all of you. I pray God’s comfort over you as you grieve the loss of Sharon who meant so much to so many. May you find comfort from each other and from the many wonderful memories that live on in all of your hearts.

  • I can see why Kelly is so beautiful! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • In loving memory of my dear sister in law. Sharon enjoyed a beautiful life through the devotion of her dedicated children, and grandchildren, she was always included in their lives. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
    May she Rest In Peace in the arms of all her loved ones, who went before her. In loving sympathy, Chrissy.

  • Kelly and family I am so sorry for your the loss of your mum. It is always hard. Praying her love and your memories give you comfort💕

  • We are so sad to hear of the loss of your beautiful Mom. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Eck family. We had the privilege of meeting your Mom on a few occasions and we know what an important part of your family she has been through many, many years. Our prayers are with you, may God’s peace surround you and may you know how deeply loved your entire family is during this difficult time.

  • Dear Kelly and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your beautiful Mother’s passing. She was quite the woman and I always admired her strength! I know you all loved her dearly and took such good care of her. Thinking of you and all and know that she will live on within each of you.
    With our deepest sympathies,
    Pam and family