Lewis E. (Mac) McQuarrie, 93, of Bristol, died Feb. 5, 2018, at home with his loving family by his side.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of more than 70 years, Theresa Deegan McQuarrie. He was the son of Daniel S. and Clara Duffy McQuarrie, born in Ashland, Maine on June 17, 1924, and he lived in Bristol since 1947.
He was a graduate of Plainville High School, U.S. Army Officer Candidate School and the European Theater Intelligence School. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army infantry in World War II. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and Occupation Medal for Germany. Mac, with two partners, started Triple-A-Spring in 1958 and was the President until his retirement in 1998.
He enjoyed woodworking his entire life and spent many hours in retirement at the Bristol Senior Center in the woodworking shop.
He leaves behind two sons, James E. McQuarrie of Florida and Jeffrey McQuarrie and his wife, Valerie, of Bristol; two daughters, Susan McQuarrie and her husband, Phillip Levesque, of Kensington and Sharon McQuarrie-Krampitz and her husband, Al, of Vermont. He is also survived by a sister, Roberta Majewski, and her husband, John.
He also leaves nine grandchildren, James and Jennifer McQuarrie, Andrew, Brandon, Ryan and Colin Attar, Alexis Townsley, Cody and Taylor McQuarrie; and 18 great-grandchildren, Susan, James, Samuel, Julie, Daniel, Lucy, Lilly, William, Thomas, Isla and Aiden Attar, Colin and Lachlan McQuarrie, Thomas Caves, Brendon and Sean Doucet, Jared and Mackenzie McQuarrie.
He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Kathleen Mary McQuarrie and Thomas Caves; two brothers, James Arthur and Donald McQuarrie; and two sisters, Evelyn McQuarrie and Ruth Keltonic.
Funeral was private with military honors.
The family would like to thank the Franciscan Home Care of Wallingford, especially his nurse, Agnes Dion. We could not have gone through this very difficult time without their indispensable care, love and support.
Mac was a very proud veteran. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation in his name to Homes For The Brave, 655 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604.
Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville, is in charge of arrangements.