Sidney A. McKenzie, Jr.

  • Died: August 8, 2017
  • Location: Niantic, Connecticut

Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home

12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT 06320

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Tel. (860) 443-1871

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sidney (Sid) A. McKenzie, 70, of Niantic Ct passed away August 8, 2017 at the William W Backus Hospital in Norwich following complications caused by pulmonary fibrosis. Sid was born January 15,1947 in Providence, R.I, the son of the late Sydney A and Evelyn (Rose) McKenzie. After graduating from Pilgrim High School in Warwick R.I., he attended J&W College and enlisted in the Army National Guard. Upon his return, he started working in the automotive industry and soon became general manager of various local dealerships. Most recently he worked in the auto wholesale business with his own company, Niantic Wholesale Company. Sid was highly respected and well known to all in the automotive field. Sid was a sports enthusiast. He enjoyed basketball (Go UCONN), the CT Sun, boating, fishing, vacations in Aruba, and was a friend to everyone he met. He is survived by his beloved wife Janet (Gollis) McKenzie, his cherished daughter Jennifer McKenzie, and his treasured grandson Tyler McKenzie. He is also survived by a brother, Daniel R. McKenzie (Donna), brother-in-law Martin Gollis (Victoria), special cousin Reverend Frank McKenzie and other nephews, niece, and friends and associates. A special thank you to the compassionate nurses and doctors on the Backus Hospital 3rd floor, tech aids, dietary aids, and the Backus Pulmonary Rehab Center whose dedicated care is greatly appreciated. The family will receive relatives and friends Monday (August 14th) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home 48 Grand Street, Niantic, CT. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday (Aug 15th), 11 a.m., at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home 48 Grand Street, Niantic, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Sid’s memory be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL, 60611 http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ways-to-give/donate-now or the Backus Hospital Pulmonary Center, 326 Washington Street, Norwich, CT 06360. To view Mr. Mckenzie’s online video tribute or to send the family an online condolences, please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. Sis was a treasured Pondcliff resident. Thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

Posted by Christie Hayes    August 22, 2017

Hello my name is Fred Adams I want to express my condolences to Sid\'s family it\'s sad day for all .Have known Sid thu the car business for 25 plus years.A special person everybody liked and loved I always called him uncle Sid, he\'s going to missed !!!! Again my condolences to Sid\'s family

Posted by Fred Adams    August 14, 2017

Jen, I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Ann Chouinard    August 14, 2017

Jen, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know how close you were to him and wanted to send my deepest sympathy during this very difficult and profoundly sad time.

Posted by Erica    August 14, 2017

Jennifer and Tyler, I am so sorry for your loss, your dad/grandfather was always so nice, he was especially happy when we saved Cooper when he got stuck in that storm drain on our corner. I lost my dad 10 years ago this month, I know it's not easy. hang in there.

Posted by Eric Moriarty & Susan Sears.    August 14, 2017

Jen, I am so sorry for you loss. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Beth Pomeroy    August 13, 2017

Janet, Jennifer and Tyler Mario and I are so sorry to hear of Sid's passing. Although it is hard, know that he suffers no more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Posted by Christine Ferreira    August 12, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Mineko    August 12, 2017

Jen, sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Todd Davis    August 11, 2017

So sorry for your loss Jen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Gail Wright    August 11, 2017

Jen and Family, Sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Michelle Gamache    August 11, 2017

So Sorry to hear about your Dad Jenn. My prayers are with you at this time

Posted by dale lafleur    August 11, 2017

So sorry for your loss, hugs to you and your family.

Posted by Linda Karantza    August 11, 2017