Kenneth W. MacCormac

Posted:  Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:45pm

Kenneth W. MacCormac, 84, of West Hartford, Connecticut and Boothbay Harbor, Maine died peacefully Nov. 8, 2018 after a period of failing health.

He was devoted to his family here, in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and was a friend to many.  To know Ken was to be warmly embraced by him.

Ken was born Oct. 5, 1934, the son of the late William and Margaret (Thompson) MacCormac of Wantagh, New York and Northern Ireland.  He attended Harvard College where he enlisted in the NROTC, serving two years in the United States Navy as a lieutenant before graduate study at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. 

Ken loved his work and brought his ethic of “family” to the workplace as president and CEO of Capewell Components Company for 30 years.  He served on the boards of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, and the Meadville-Lombard Theological School.  He was a member of the Universalist Church of West Hartford and The Old Guard.

Ken is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (Norsworthy), and his three children, Bruce of West Hartford, Connecticut Craig and wife Lucinda of Simsbury, Connecticut, and Cynthia and husband Chris Murray of Lexington, Massachusetts; his brother, Jim and wife Carol of Victor, Montana, as well as grandchildren, Ken, Haley, Emma and Jack.

He was predeceased by his brother, Al MacCormac.

A memorial service will be held at the Universalist Church of West Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at 433 Fern Street. A celebration of Ken’s life is planned for June 2019 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, The Audubon Society, or to the Elizabeth Park Conservancy.

Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford, has care of arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.taylorandmodeen