Stephen C. MacDougall
of Westford, MA, WWll Vet; 89
WESTFORD, MA -- Stephen C. MacDougall, 89, of Westford, MA, passed away Jan. 8, 2014, at his daughter's home in East Machias, ME.
Born Nov. 27, 1924, son of Allister F. and Edna (Comins) MacDougall, Steve spent his childhood in Carlisle, MA, moving to Westford in 1939. He graduated in the class of 1942 from Proctor Academy in Andover, NH, where he became an avid skier.... later running the Westford Ski Tow on Boston Road for several years in the 1950s and 60s.
Steve served as an aviation gunnery instructor in the US Navy during WWII. A graduate of Franklin Technical Institute with a major in photography, he was employed by Eastman Kodak Stores in Boston for many years.
Steve and his family have enjoyed spending summers on Robbins Island, Essex, MA, and for the past few years, winters in Delray Beach, FL.
Steve is survived by his wife of over 62 years, Shirley (Burne); his children, Robert and wife, Patty of Easton, MD; Peter and wife, Christina of Kodiak, AK; Alexander of Quincy, MA; Cynthia Ryoko and her husband, Francis Spinks of Cambridge, MA; Elizabeth Pingree and husband, Karlton of East Machias, ME; his grandchildren, Mary (and Matt) Curnen of Chesapeake, VA; Andrew (and Cynthia) MacDougall of San Diego, CA; Jennifer, Ian and Ross MacDougall of Fairbanks, AK; Alexandra and Suzannah Spinks of New York and Cambridge, MA; Eliza, Graham and Nigel Pingree of East Machias, ME, and Marian Pingree of Nantucket; a great-granddaughter, Lily MacDougall of San Diego, CA: several nieces and nephews; many cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Steve was predeceased by his sister, Louise, and brothers, Gordon and Sandy.
MACDOUGALL -- A Service of Remembrance will be held by the family in the spring. Donations in Steve's memory may be made to CHCS Hospice, c/o PO Box 425 Bangor, ME 04402 or to
, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 19, 2014