BANGOR – Nedra (Nash) MacKinnon, 79, passed away at her home, February 23, 2016. She was born May 13, 1936, in Bangor, to Laura E. (Maguire) Nash and George D. Nash, the youngest of four children.
Nedra was predeceased by her oldest brother, George D. Nash Jr.; and her sisters, Jessie J. (Nash) Puckett and Edith E. (Nash) Moore. She and her late husband, Paul, were not blessed with any children of their own. Her nine nieces and nephew meant the world to her; children of their own could not have been any more cherished, as well as the great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Nedra attended schools in Bangor. After graduating from Farmington State Teachers College, now known as University of Maine at Farmington, Nedra taught grade four in Augusta, Waterville and Orono. In the mid-sixties, she drove to Alabama to visit her sister, Edith. Staying longer than expected, she called Orono to let them know they would need to replace her with someone in her position. On the way back to Maine she stopped in Danvers, MA, to visit a dear friend and her husband. They introduced her to their friend, Paul MacKinnon. They dated for two years and married on October of 1968. After Marrying Paul MacKinnon, the love of her life, they moved to Lynn, MA, where they lived for eight years. When her father died, they moved back to Bangor to be nearby as her mother’s health was failing. They so enjoyed their wonderful friends and neighbors in the Bangor area. It always bothered her that the powers that be saw fit to tear down the old city hall and railroad station. Nedra retired after over 24 years of working for what is now Bangor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and the Bangor General Assistance Office. She just loved both positions and all the great people she met.
A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor, with the Rev. Grace Bartlett officiating. Those who wish to remember Nedra in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at