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Our Staff


Richard “Red” D. MacKinnon Sr.

Richard “Red” D. MacKinnon Sr.

Funeral Director Type 3

Richard “Red” D. MacKinnon Sr., Born and brought up in the Neponset section of Dorchester. Richard graduated from Dorchester High School in 1964. He retired from Boston Fire Department after serving the residents of Boston for 43 years. He is a graduate of New England Institute at Mt. Ida College, class of 1990 receiving his funeral directors license. We was employed at the John C. Mulry Funeral Homes in Dorchester for 22 years. 

Richard is married and resides in Middleboro at Oak Point with his wife of 49 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Smallcomb). The have four children, Richard Jr., Thomas, Kathleen, Marybeth, and 10 grandchildren they love to spoil! Their sons Richard Jr., and Thomas have continued in their father’s footsteps working at the funeral homes.


Richard D. MacKinnon Jr.,

Richard D. MacKinnon Jr.,

President and Business Manager

Richard D. MacKinnon Jr., brought up in the Neponset section of Dorchester, and is a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School Class of 1991. Also a graduate of New England Institute at Mt. Ida College in 1995. In August of 2000 he was appointed to the Whitman Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic where he currently still serves. Rich has served as past President of Whitman Fire Fighters Local 1769, past District 1 Vice President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts and currently serves as the President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts. 

In 2002 he married Carolyn M. (Gover) of Milton and they have two daughters Rosemary Margaret, and Lillie Beth Mackinnon. They live in Whitman and are active in the community. 



Leo R. Dube, Jr., CPC

Leo R. Dube, Jr., CPC

Advanced Planning

The Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home is excited to have Leo join the MacKinnon Family of Funeral Homes. He will work along side the MacKinnon Family to manage the Advanced Planning Department at all of the MacKinnon Family Locations. Offering nearly 25 years of funeral service experience, Leo brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to our pre-planning program.

In 2001, Leo earned the CPC certification (Certified Preplanning Consultant) from the Funeral Service Education Foundation in Brookfield, Wisconsin. This certification exemplifies the adherence to the highest professional standards, ethics and excellence in the service to client families.

Dedicated to your Peace of Mind, Leo is always there to help you create the best pre-need plan for your needs and your budget – discussing all of your options, helping you record your wishes, and working within everyone’s unique financial means. No matter what your situation, you can be assured that Leo will be a true listener, and a trusted advisor.

We, at MacKinnon Family Funeral Homes are skilled at protecting your assets from MEDICAID, by safely using a Tax-Free, and fully transferable, irrevocable trust. Let us show you how.


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