Dorothy A. Macdonald

Died: 2019-04-14
Resided in: Beverly, MA
Viewing type: Celebration of Life
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2019-04-22 :: 4-7pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2019-04-23 :: 9am
Service location: St. Mary's Danvers MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2019-04-23
Cemetery: Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers

Dorothy A. (Marie) Macdonald, 89, of Beverly, died Sunday evening surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Franklin W and Anna K (Donahue) Marie. She was raised and educated in Lynn and has lived in Danvers and Beverly.

Family was everything to Dottie and she loved visits from her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping for a deal, spending time at the beach and outings with her friends. Dottie was a traditional, yet independent woman who made her own way in the world. In later years, she enjoyed going out for a shared meal or a quiet visit with a sibling, niece, nephew or cousin. Dottie’s granddaughters never visited grammy without ice cream as an offering.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Steven B Macdonald and his wife Kathleen of Middleton, Andrea N. Holden and her husband Peter L Holden of Riverside, Rhode Island, her three grandchildren, Grace and Victoria Holden and William Barry Macdonald, her sister Frances Laubner of Peabody, sister in-law Lois Marie of Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, brother in-law Thomas Howard of Peabody, and also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Neal F. Macdonald, and her siblings Robert Marie and Irene Howard.


So sorry Andrea about the passing of your Mother. Please, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Warmly, Martha Lamb
Kathy Deepest condolences from the McAllister family. (Raytheon) Errol
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. As kids she was Aunt Dottie to us and we always enjoyed the times the families would get together. Our mom and Dorothy were best of friends and I think they first met each other at 4 or 5 years old. We have photos of them as very young girls as they played in the Wyoma square area. Dottie was always generous and kind. We enjoyed seeing her when we visited New England. She took an interest in all sorts of subjects and the conversations were lively. Our best to you Steven and Andrea and your families. Rick Morley and family
We will always think of Aunt Dottie's beautiful smile and kind way. She will be remembered always. Wishing you all beautiful memories to live forever in your hearts. Love Lots, Melanie and Tom Howard xoxo
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts <3 - Alicia Moquin
So saddened by the loss of your mother, Steve and Kathy. She will be in our thoughts and prayers this EASTER season. May she rest in eternal peace with her loving Creator. Jimmy and Linda
My condolences. Sorry to hear about your mother, Andrea.

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