D. Philip MacDonald
ROCHESTER - D. Philip MacDonald, 71, of Rochester, who was blessed with over 30 years of friendship with Bill W. went home with Christ on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was surrounded by his family while he passed.
Phil was born in Boston, Mass., on April 25, 1941, the son of Daniel C. and Margeurite (Fraser) MacDonald. He grew up in Reading, Mass., where he proudly played football for Reading High and graduated in 1959.
Phil started his truck driving career in the Boston area. Phil dedicated 26x years driving for Mc Lean Trucking Co, and Mutrie Motors. that he held near and dear to his heart. After working a decade in the insurance business in the Boston area he moved to New Hampshire.
Shortly after moving to New Hampshire Phil found his calling in Health & Human Services. Quickly this became his life's passion, to serve and help others which spanned for over three decades. Dartmouth, Seaborne, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Amethyst Foundation, Crisis Center, Cross Roads, Operation Blessing and Strafford County-CAP "Outreach Program." Numerous food banks throughout the state of New Hampshire. Phil was instrumental in the success of several half-way houses and various other organizations too many to list.
Phil was an advocate for those in need, so they would not go unheard or unseen. No matter who came to his door, Phil loved everyone and he always invited them in.
Phil had a love for music, dancing, fishing, hot rods, fast cars and "Bee-a-utiful Women!" His passions where spending time with his family and the true freedom his Harley brought him. As you finish reading about Phil, if you knew him you miss him terribly and those of you that didn't know him will wish you had.
This obituary is loosely based on the life and times of the remarkable D. Philip MacDonald, We love you Dad!
Surviving members of the family include: one son, Mark MacDonald and his significant other, Wendy Magnusson of Epping, one daughter, Laura Fedas and her husband Arthur of Warner, three grandsons, Mark, Dylan and Gavin Fedas and one sister, M. Elizabeth Leno of Somersworth.
A celebration of life and fellowship will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, beginning at 2 p.m., at Grace Community Church, 159 Rochester Hill Road, Rochester, N.H.
The H. J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.GrondinFuneralHome.com
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