Westminster, MA- It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a deeply cherished man and a beacon of light to his family, Edward J. Markofsky Jr., on July 18, 2023. Born in Athol, MA, on February 19, 1942, Edward was renowned for his generous heart, supportive nature, humble demeanor, and his reliability that made him a rock for his loved ones.
Edward's life was marked by dedication and commitment, whether it was in his professional life as a Principle Systems Test Engineer at Raytheon, from which he retired in 2007 after 40 years, or his personal life, where his love for his family shone brightly. He was a devoted husband to Donna A. Markofsky (Schmidt), his wife of over 56 years. As a father, he was a pillar of strength and guidance, always present and supportive, coaching his children's sports teams and taking them to Red Sox games, Disney World, Cancun, Hershey Park, StoryLand, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Hampton Beach, and local amusement parks. His love for his family grew even more profound when he became a grandfather, his heart filled with boundless joy and love for his grandchildren, Mykenzie, Madisyn, and Logyn. Edward was an avid traveler, taking his wife on memorable vacations, from yearly trips to Las Vegas to several tropical destination cruises .
Edward's life was a testament to the value of family, the importance of loyalty, and the beauty of simplicity. He was a proud US Army veteran and Boston College Dad to his daughter's Alma Mater. Additionally, he was a dedicated Red Sox and Boston Bruins sports fan, and a man of faith, attending Mass faithfully for years. His humble nature and genuine love for people endeared him to all who knew him. He leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication, a testament to a life well-lived and a man well-loved.
Edward's memory will be cherished by his wife, Donna A. Markofsky (Schmidt) of Westminster; his daughter, Melissa McDonald and her husband Kenneth of Westminster; his brother, Richard Markofsky of La Mirada CA; his grandchildren, MyKenzie McDonald, Madisyn McDonald, and Logyn McDonald all of Westminster; his niece, Iris Markofsky of La Mirada CA; his nephews, Norbert Hache and his wife Andrea of Oxford, Kevin Hache and his wife Chantel of LA, and Carl Schmidt Jr. and his wife Nathalie of PA; his sister-in-law, Marie Hache (Schmidt) of Athol; and other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sr. and Dorothy Markofsky (McQueen); his son, Glenn E. Markofsky; his brother-in-law, Carl Schmidt Sr.; his nephew Carl Hache; his mother-in-law, Mary Schmidt Richard (Flematti); and his father-in-law, Freddy Richard.
As we mourn the loss of Edward, we invite you to celebrate his life by sharing your memories and photos on his memorial page. Your stories and pictures will serve as a testament to Edward's life and the impact he had on all who were fortunate to know him.
Funeral services will be held on Monday July 31, 2023 at 2:00pm at Woodside Cemetery, 9 Narrows Rd, Westminster, MA 01473. Calling Hours will be held at Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner Ma 01440 from 11:30-1:30 prior to the burial. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the education funds of his grandchildren located at IC Federal Credit Union.
To leave an online condolence please visit, www.mackfamilyfh.com
The Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner, Massachusetts, 01440, has been entrusted with Edward's funeral arrangements.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor & Melissa A. McQuaid funeral directors.
Monday, July 31, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)
Mack Family Funeral Homes - Lamoureux Smith & Polks Chapel
Calling hours 11:30-1:30 at Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner Ma 01440
Burial to follow, Woodside Cemetery 9 Narrows Rd Westminster MA