McDONALD, Jerome V. "Jerry" Of Weymouth, died unexpectedly November 27, 2013 at the age of 61. Jerry was the son of the late John E. and Rose C. (Beary) McDonald of Weymouth. He was a graduate of Weymouth High School in 1971 and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1975. For many years he was employed by Simpson Lumber Supply, a large and successful timber company in Los Angeles County, California. With his degree in wood technology he became one of the top sales representatives and district manager at Simpson. As a youth, he set a record for the one mile swim at a Boy Scout camp in New Hampshire which has never been beaten. He spent many summers as a lifeguard and swimming instructor for the Town of Weymouth. He taught a blind child to swim and with his guidance she went on to win many swimming competitions, to the great satisfaction of all those involved. His greatest joy was spending time with his many friends and family. He will be remembered as a loving and caring person with a good natured spirit and wonderful sense of humor. Loving father of Casandra R. Sullivan (Jeff) of Weymouth and Martin D. McDonald (Julie) of Norton, Christine J. McDonald of Brockton and Brenda A. McDonald of Weymouth. Beloved brother of R. Patricia O'Grady (John) of Hingham, Anne Marie McDonald, Jeanette Rose-Gutshall, Christine Bronchuk, Daniel McDonald, Bernard McDonald all of Weymouth, John McDonald (Susan) of Melrose, Elizabeth Pare (James) of Whitman. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, many loving nieces, nephews and godchildren. Good friend of the late Joseph Contrino and his wife Maureen. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Funeral services will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jerome may be made to , 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. See for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.

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McDonald Keohane Funeral Home - South Weymouth
809 Main Street South Weymouth, MA 02190
Published in The Boston Globe from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2013