Lynne Clayton McMackin, 62, of Chicago, Ill., died June 5, 2010, at her home, after a long illness.

Born in Bridgeport on Oct. 22, 1947, the daughter of the late Arthur and Janet Clayton, she was raised in Fairfield.

McMackin graduated from Roger Ludlow High School and Westbrook (Maine) Junior College. She was a registered medical technician for Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven and Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, Ill. She was an enthusiastic kayaker and a skilled potter with many other outdoor interests.

She is survived by her husband, Howard of Chicago; her son, Jamie of Everett, Mass.; and her brother, Ledger Clayton of Middleton.

A memorial service and visitation took place on June 9.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vitas Hospice at Mercy Hospital, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60616.