John Edwin McDonald Sr - age: 68
(January 15, 1948 to May 09, 2016
Visiting hours will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 15th, at the Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton(Bar Mills), ME 04004. A private burial service will be held at a later date at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Somersworth, NH.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift honoring Mr. John McDonald, Sr. may be made to the American Lung Association at http://www.lung.org/about-us/contact-us.html via the donate tab or mail to: American Lung Association | Donation Processing Center | PO Box 7000 | Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001. Please consider selecting the optional gift notification and entering Marlene McDonald of Carll Road, Buxton, ME.
BUXTON- John Edwin McDonald, Sr., 68, beloved husband of Marlene (Doucette) McDonald, passed away at Gosnell Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family and his best friend, Larry Rheaume, in the early evening on Monday, May 9, 2016. John and Marlene had shared 37 years of marriage.
Born on January 15, 1948, in North Conway, NH, John was the son of the late Norman L. McDonald of Fryeburg, ME and the late Olive E. (Johnson) Farrar of Bradford, N.H. John spent his early years with his grandparents John and Blanche McDonald of Conway, NH. He attended Conway, NH schools and then joined the US Marine Corp. In his spare time, John was most happy when he was hunting, fishing or restoring/showing his antique cars. In his younger years, he was an avid skier and was a member of the Mt Cranmore Ski Patrol. He also enjoyed car racing and spent many nights and weekends racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. He had a great sense of humor, quick wit and made several long lasting friendships that he cherished deeply. He loved to make his grandkids laugh and smile and had a soft spot for the family cat, Sadie. He worked as a crane operator at Mcquire & Jones and Bankcroft & Martin before he recently retired.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Heidi Leveille and her husband Brandon of Berwick, Maine; his son, John McDonald, Jr. and his wife Kathy of Windham, Maine; a daughter, Shelly Curtis of Standish, Maine, a daughter Tammy Flaherty of Westbrook, Maine and a son Scott McDonald of Portland, Maine, and 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Feeder and his wife Vivian of Naples, FL; brother, Ricky Coburn of Conway, NH, sister Kathy Carr of Penacook, NH, sister Shirley Hamlin and her husband Don of Brownfield, Maine, and sister Robin Blake and her husband Ron of Brownfield, Maine; mother-in-law, Thelma Hersey; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his brother Robert McDonald of Brownfield, Maine.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you to all the staff at the Gosnell Hospice House, but especially his home hospice nurse, Julie, for the compassionate care they provided to John.