Obituary of Paul J. MacDonald

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PAUL J. MacDONALD - in Boylston, formerly of Woburn, April 9th. Beloved husband of Joan M. (Kearney) MacDonald at seventy nine years of age . Devoted father of Catherine Mullaney, her husband Daniel of Boylston, Peter MacDonald of Northborough, Paul A. MacDonald, his wife Amy Manganelli of Brookline and Laura MacDonald of NC. Dear brother of Mary Fitzgerald of VT, Ann Rohrbaugh of PA and the late Donald J. and John MacDonald. Adoring "Grandy" of Grace Humbles, Katie Mullaney, Michael Mullaney, Gabrielle MacDonald, Malcolm MacDonald, Olivia MacDonald, Sophia MacDonald, Calvin MacDonald, Annesia MacDonald and two great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Malachy's Church, 99 Bedford Street, Burlington at 11. Interment in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Paul's memory to Summit Elder Care, Attn: Activity Department, 277 East Mountain Street, Worcester, MA 01606.

OBITUARY:

Paul J. MacDonald passed away at the U MASS Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 9th, after a brief illness. The beloved husband of Joan (Kearney) MacDonald, he was 79 years of age.

Born in Somerville, Paul was one of five children born to the late John J. and Sarah (Campbell) MacDonald. He was raised and educated in Charlestown where he graduated from Charlestown High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country during the Korean War. Upon his return he opted to attend Northeastern University where he persued a degree in Accounting, Paul nestled right into that field and was his chosen profession.

For 52 years, Paul was married to the love of his life Joan whom he married at St. Thomas Church in Jamaica Plain. They brought two daughters and two sons into the world whom he provided for and was extremely proud of them all. As the children grew and began families of their own, he became a wonderful “Grandy,” sharing in the lives of his nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

An avid reader, Paul was very fond of westerns, history and anything that had a mystery twist to it. Paul would also enjoy playing pool, or cribbage with his family. Cribbage, had been Paul’s favorite game to play since he was a child. Sundays was family day and cribbage was the game, so they would play between thirty to fifty games in a day and he loved it!

An easy going gentleman, who was very social, always enjoying a Paul will always be remembered for being a good man who was well-loved. Always a gentleman, Paul enjoyed good conversation and was very devoted o his family being the best husband, father and grandfather. Paul was noted for being a great story teller, who always told interesting tales and always was the "go to guy" to provide any and allthe proper facts for any questions he was asked. Paul shared a fantastic sense of humor and a wonderful appreciation for those he loved.throughout his life.

Sadly in addition to his parents John and Sarah, Paul was predeceased by his two brothers Donald J. and John MacDonald.

He is lovingly survived by his beloved wife Joan M. (Kearney) MacDonald. Devoted father of Catherine Mullaney, her husband Daniel of Boylston, Peter MacDonald of Northborough, Paul A. MacDonald, his wife Amy Manganelli of Brookline and Laura MacDonald of NC. Dear brother of Mary Fitzgerald of VT and Ann Rohrbaugh of PA. Adoring "Grandy" of Grace Humbles, Katie Mullaney, Michael Mullaney, Gabrielle MacDonald, Malcolm MacDonald, Olivia MacDonald, Sophia MacDonald, Calvin MacDonald, Annesia MacDonald and two great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Malachy's Church, 99 Bedford Street, Burlington at 11. Interment in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Paul's memory to Summit Elder Care, Attn: Activity Department, 277 East Mountain Street, Worcester, MA 01606.