Lachlan John MacNeish

August 18, 1937 - March 23, 2022
Lachlan John MacNeish


Lachlan “Mac” John MacNeish 84, of Wilmington formally of Long Island, NY died Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the Davis Community, with his family at his side.

Mac was born in Lynbrook, NY on August 18, 1937, the son of the late William and Margaret Moore MacNeish. He spent his life in the Syosset Fire Department on Long Island as a Fire Fighter, Dispatcher, and Fire Inspector. Prior to his Fire Service, he served his country faithfully in the United States Navy. Also preceding him in death are his wife’s Jessie Clausman MacNeish and Diane Hammond MacNeish; brothers Bill and Gerald MacNeish.

Surviving are his sons Lachlan MacNeish Jr. and wife Jennifer; Tom MacNeish; and Doug MacNeish and wife Charlee; daughter Andrea Charlotte Janssen and husband Ulli; six grandchildren Emily Knotts MacNeish; Chloe Mabe; Austin Douglas and Bella Marie MacNeish; Sebastian Benjamin and Anne Victoria Janssen.

A Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 2, 2022, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church 4849 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens will full firefighter honors.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • March 25, 2022
    Jennifer Doolittle says:
    My deepest condolences for the family and the loss of your dad. I worked with him at GE security and I loved his sense of humor. I will always remember him as a great man whom I liked alot. Many prayers to you during this time.

  • March 24, 2022
    Laura Ripandelli (yefchak) says:
    Tom, Doug and Lachlan, I’m so sorry for your loss . Your dad was a sweet man. I’m sure your mom and the gang welcomed him with open arms . I’m thinking about you guys and hope you are comforted by all the fond memories . Xoxo

  • March 24, 2022
    The Clausmans says:
    Lach, Tommy, Dougie… Sending our love on the loss of Uncle Mac. He really was one of kind. We love you guys ❤️

  • March 24, 2022
    Julie Yefchak says:
    Dear Lachlan, Tom, and Douglas, - I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a real spitfire. I am sure that he will be missed by you and your families. My parents will be there in Heaven to greet him for sure.

  • March 24, 2022
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