WORCESTER – Alan B. MacPherson, “Uncle Al”, 68, of Brookline Street, died Friday, March 2, 2018, at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his daughter, Heather L. MacPherson of Palm Coast, FL; two grandchildren, Sage and Eric, Jr.; his brother, Andrew MacPherson; two sisters, Judith A. MacPherson of Brownington, VT, and Nancy J. Skeates and her husband Steven of Oxford; five nephews and nieces, Jason Kennedy and his wife Johanna of Vermont, Alexander Smith of Vermont, Marissa Skeates of Worcester, Miranda Jandrow and her husband Michael of Oxford, and Andrew Skeates and his wife Courtney of Oxford; and many great nephews and nieces. He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Alexander and Aldona (Grigas) MacPherson, was raised in Worcester, lived in Mashpee and Florida, and returned to Massachusetts 10 years ago to be near his family. He graduated from Burncoat High School in Worcester in 1967 and attended Cape Cod Community College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War Era, serving with a tank unit in Germany.
Alan was a mechanic at various repair garages on Cape Cod and in Florida. He was the manager of Lazy Lakes Campground in Sugarloaf Key, Florida, for many years. He made friends everywhere he went and enjoyed life to the fullest. Alan played the accordion in his youth. He was very handy, could repair anything, and loved Miranda’s cooking.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus, in the I.C.U., for the exceptional care given to Alan.