Murphy Funeral Home
85 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
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1937 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
McDonald, Catherine M. Kitty Age 77, wife of the late Richard Dick McDonald, passed away at home surrounded by her family. Born in Salem, daughter of the late Edmund and Katherine (Maguire) Carroll, Kitty leaves her daughters, Kristin and Kelly McDonald of Beverly, her son Brian McDonald and his wife Ellen of Newton, four grandchildren, Caitlain, Meaghan, Alison, and Erin all of Newton; her best friend Muriel Ann Holleran of Wakefield, her brothers-in law Robert McDonald and his wife Jane Ellen of Salem, James McDonald and his wife Marie of Middleton, several nieces and nephews, many close family friends and wonderful caring neighbors. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister Jane Town of West Peabody. Her funeral will held on Saturday at 10:15 AM from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of North St. Exit 25A from Rte. 128) Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on the Salem Peabody Line. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Friday in the Murphy Funeral Home from 5 to 8 P.M. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to the P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011, Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice of the North Shore), 75 Sylvan Street, Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, or Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Avenue Salem, MA 01970. For more additional information or online guest book call 978 744 0497 or visit
Published in The Boston Globe on May 29, 2014
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