Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

154 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA


Donald McKay

September 27, 1944January 23, 2020

Captain McKay, Donald, 75, of East Sandwich, MA, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 22, 2020. He was born to the late Edward and Rita McKay (MacDonald) on September 27, 1944 in Weymouth, MA.

Donald grew up in Hingham, MA, he spent two tours in Vietnam as an Army Helicopter Pilot, then as a pilot in Thailand, and in The United Arab Emiraties until his retirement.

He leaves behind his brother Edward Bartlet McKay “Bart” and his wife Elizabeth of East Sandwich, MA, his nieces; Julie Gregory of Centerville, MA and Angie Halverstadt of Durango, CO and several grand nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held on Friday January 31, 2020 at 11:15am, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. A Procession will take place at 10:00am from the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA.

In lieu of flowers please donate in Donald’s name to the wounded warrior project: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org


  • Burial Friday, January 31, 2020


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Peter Fraser

February 2, 2020

Liz and Bart, please accept our sympathies for your loss.
Brenda & Pete Fraser

Tom & Gayle Fitzpatrick

January 31, 2020

We are so very sorry for the tremendous loss in your lives...we have been thinking of all of you.....Gayle & Tom

Sandra Swift

January 30, 2020

Bart , Liz,Julie, and Angie, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother and uncle. You have peace in knowing he is no longer suffering with the pain and anguish he has been in all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with you..

Ida & Walter Fagnant

January 29, 2020

Bart & Liz, we send you our deepest sympathy in the passing of your brother, you are in our prayers, Ida & Walter