Paul Joseph "PJ" McDonald

MEREDITH - Paul Joseph "PJ" McDonald, 54, of Meredith, died Friday, Feb. 17, while working in Center Harbor.
He was born in Newfoundland, Canada, the son of Michael and Margaret (Wilson) McDonald.
PJ worked for several years as a self-employed carpenter, most recently working for Planet Green Landscape. He took great pride in his accomplishments and his finished work. PJ was known for his sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and was a past member and officer of the NHMRO.
In addition to his parents of West Yarmouth, Mass., he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Valerie (Marcum) McDonald, of Meredith; two daughters, Christine Keller and her husband, Rob, of Milford, and Michelle Kelly of Wilsondale, W.V.; two brothers, Michael McDonald of Dedham, Mass., and Kevin McDonald of and his wife, Sue, of Rehoboth, Mass.; three grandchildren, Jake, Grace and Mary, all of New Hampshire; and nieces Emily, Hillary, Shelby and Rylee, all of Massachusetts.
He was predeceased by his brother, Brian McDonald.
Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. A reception will follow at The Grotto at Giuseppe's, 312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the , 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH, 03110.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Published in Citizen on Feb. 21, 2012