Dougald C. MacGillivray, M.D.

Died: 2012-08-05
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: St. Mary Annunciation Parish
Viewing date: 2012-08-10 / 4pm- 8pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2012-08-11 / 11am
Service location: St. Mary Annunciation Parish
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2012-08-11
Cemetery: Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline MA
Contributions: see obit below:

Dougald C. MacGillivray, M.D. September 7, 1923-August 5, 2012

Dougald C. MacGillivray, M.D. was a well respected surgeon and a long-time resident of Danvers. He was born in Brighton, MA on September 7, 1923 and died at North Shore Medical Center in Salem surrounded by his family on August 5, 2012. Dr. MacGillivray was a devoted father of a large family and a man of great Catholic faith.

Dr. MacGillivray was predeceased by his parents Dougald and Mary (Fahey) MacGillivray of Brighton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Morrissey) MacGillivray and his 12 children: Mary and her husband Gerald McGillicuddy, M.D. of Worcester, Dougald MacGillivray, M.D. and his wife Jennifer of Falmouth, ME, Johanna MacGillivray, MSW, LICSW of Danvers, Anne MacGillivray of New York, NY, Joseph MacGillivray and his wife Karen of Peach Tree City, GA, Karen MacGillivray Brown of Newburyport, Thomas MacGillivray, M.D. and his wife Leslie Lucchina, M.D. of Boston, John MacGillivray, M.D. and his wife Elizabeth of Greenwich, CT, Susan Bower, R.N. and her husband James Bower, M.D. of Rochester, MN, James MacGillivray of Danvers, Dorothy and her husband Mark Roosevelt of Yellow Springs, OH, Elizabeth MacGillivray of Charlestown and his 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Dr. MacGillivray grew up in Oak Square in Brighton and was a graduate of Boston College High School class of 1940. He trained as a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps serving as an aircraft commander of a B-17 and B-29 during World War II. He continued his service in the United States Air Force Reserve. After the war, he graduated from Boston College in 1947 and then from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1951. Dr. MacGillivray completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital. He went on to complete a residency in surgery at the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

Dr. MacGillivray was very active in the North Shore medical community. He served as the chief of surgery and the chief of staff at the Hunt Memorial Hospital in Danvers. He was the associate chief of surgery and the director of trauma at North Shore Medical Center in Salem. He had been the chief of staff at J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody. Dr. MacGillivray was recognized by Governor Michael Dukakis for developing and organizing the trauma programs on the North Shore. Dr. MacGillivray had been appointed as the medical examiner of Essex County by Governor Endicott Peabody. He was the previous president of the Essex South Medical Society, a member of the Essex Surgical Society, and the Boston Surgical Society. Dr. MacGillivray was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and he was a senior clinical instructor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. MacGillivray was very supportive of the local schools and religious orders. He was a member of the board of trustees of St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers. Dr. and Mrs. MacGillivray were recognized by St. Mary’s of the Annunciation School in Danvers for “96 years of Catholic Education.” He was very active in St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Church where he was a lector and eucharistic minister. He was devoted to the Carmelite nuns and the Sisters of Notre Dame. He was a previous president of the St. Luke’s Guild.

Dr. MacGillivray was an accomplished athlete. He was on the U.S. Army Air Corps track team and he ran the 100 yard dash in 10.0 seconds. He was an avid tennis player who also enjoyed running, hiking and outdoor activities. Most of all, Dr. MacGillivray was happiest being with Dorothy, his loving and devoted wife, and being surrounded by his family.

Funeral arrangements are by Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant Street, Danvers, MA Visiting hours will be on Friday, August 10 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant Street, Danvers. A funeral mass will be on Saturday, August 11 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Church with a burial to follow at Holyhood Cemetary, Brookline, MA.

Contributions may be made in Dr. MacGillivray’s memory to St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St. Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 15 Mount Carmel Road, Danvers, MA 01923.

Online expressions of sympathy:

Dearest Dorothy and children, Jim and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family with the loss of Doug. It's been a long goodbye, but with you're endearing love, and that of your extraordinary family Doug had all that he needed during his illness. He was a fine, kind and generous man to not only you his family but for all those in every walk of life that he befriended, loved,healed,and inspired. He will be deeply missed,and fondly remembered by many. We especially will remember the wonder of the years seeing each of the children growing up on Berry Street. That always special twinkle in Doug's eyes will for us be a lasting image of a precious man. Most sincerely, Christine and Jim Morse
Dear Anne-- sending you and your entire family our sincerest condolences. With love Anelle
I can not express it any better than Christine...When Chris sent me the first thoughts of our old next door neigbor were of sadness for a wonderful man and an extraordinary family. The prayers from the extended Morse Family are you all. In loving memory, Jimmy, Dickie, & Phil The Morse brothers
Dear Anne, Your dad was an extraordinary man. Chauncey and I will never forget his and your mothers incredible kindness and generosity on our visit years ago. I am sending you a big hug and wishing I could be there with you. Know that i am sending you and your family all my love and prayers.
Dear Anne, My heart goes out to you and your family on your father's passing. Although he is no longer with you, he created quite a legacy with his family. His spirit can bring you all together and help form even closer bonds among you as you mourn his death. Judging from the comments of those who knew him, I can see that his generous spirit does live on in you Anne! Love always, Tinker
Deepest condolences on the loss of Dr. MacGillivray. Adrienne Perreault, Radiological Technologist (retired), Hunt Memorial Hospital
Dear Tom and Family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Sincerely, Vivian Quint
I was saddened to hear that dr. macgillvray has left us. my sympathy to his family. I knew dr macgillvray from church activities and from my role as scoutmaster of troop busy as he was, he and his wife found time to attend scout functions with there 2 sons. when I was a patient in hunt hospital he paid a social visit to me. he was a great guy. may he rest in peace dick bennett
Dear Beth and Family - Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. He led quite a life and has left such a legacy with you and all of your siblings. Love, Susan & Scott koller
Dear Anne, So sorry to hear of the loss of your thoughts and prayers with you and your family, cherish all the wonderful times you spent together...all best wishes, Terri
Just learned about your loss, so sorry for all your pain. Dan Delaney and family.
Dear Anne, So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Although I never met your dad, I am certain I would have loved him and really appreciated all that he has done for medicine and christian chairities. What a stellar man and father he was. You were one lucky lady to have such a special dad. ove to you and your family. Best, dede
So sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. MacGillvray. I had the pleasure of sharing the Trauma Registry office with him many years ago at Salem Hospital. I so enjoyed listening to his many stories, especially the stories he told of his wife, children and grandchildren. He was truly a Husband, father and family man first. He will be missed. With great saddness, Lisa Genica O'Keefe
To the family of Dr MacGillvray, My deepest condolences go out to the entire family at this sad time. Doug came to visit my dad when he was near his end at Salem hospital, which my family greatly appreciated. He helped my entire family, including me, with health issues at different times. He was a compassionate man as well as a talented Dr. and Surgeon. A wonderful neighbor and friend. I pray your memories bring you smiles and laughter until you all meet again. God Bless you all. Sincerely Terry (McNulty) Lucchesi.

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