Michelle J. MacKay

Passed away on April 21, 2016
HARWICH -- Michelle J. Mackay of Harwich passed away on April 21, 2016 at home with family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.Michelle was born in Windsor, CT on November 28, 1958. She graduated from Windsor High School, then continued on to receive her Bachelor's degree from Lesley University and her Master's degree from Wheelock College in Boston. Michelle loved working with young children and did so throughout her career in California and also her on the Cape.Michelle is survived by her parents, Donald and Doris Mackay of Harwich, her daughter Melissa Kalinowski and her son Joseph Ravalese, both of Harwich; brothers Craig Mackay of Randolph, MA, Peter Mackay of Irvine, CA and John Mackay of Irvine, CA. Michelle was blessed to have two grandchildren, who she adored, Noah and Ayla Kalinowski of Harwich.Michelle loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, going to the beach and walking her dog.Michelle and family wish to thank the oncology staff at Mass General Hospital and the VNA of Cape Cod, specifically Maureen Casale for her kindness and compassion in caring for Michelle.A celebration of life will be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church on Saturday, April 30th at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at People's Cemetery.For an online guestbook and directions, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.comIn lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cape Cod VNA Hospice and Palliative care team on their website or CCHC Foundation, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601.