FAIRFIELD, CT - Fairfield Museum and History Center will hold a Celebration of the Life of its Assistant Librarian and Genealogist, Roderick MacKenzie, who passed away on December 9th. The Celebration will be at the Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road in Fairfield on Wednesday, December 21st from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., following a private interment , according to Executive Director, Michael Jehle. The celebration is open to anyone and Jehle encourages people to share stories and wonderful ways that Rod touched the lives of so many.
MacKenzie, who was the assistant libararian and genealogist at the Museum and its predecessor, the Fairfield Historical Society for more than 35 years, was also the genealogist at Pequot Library in Southport.
“Rod was always cheerful and unflappable, “ Jehle said. “Rod had an unmatched passion for history, which he loved to share with everyone. Rod loved a good challenge. If someone came to him with a difficult problem, he’d smile and say “we’ll figure this out,” and with tireless enthusiasm set off to work.
“Over the years, Rod helped and inspired thousands of students and researchers from all over the world. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of local history and was a passionate cheerleader of all things Fairfield. Our community has lost one of its truly great citizens.”
Rod MacKenzie Memorial. The Museum has also established a memorial fund in Roderick MacKenzie’s name to help support ongoing genealogy programs, lectures and internships, which were a central passion of his life. Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the Fairfield Museum / Rod MacKenzie Memorial Fund, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.
For further information, contact Fairfield Museum and History Center, 203-259-1598 and ask for Visitor Services.