ALLENSTOWN - Albert J. McDonald Jr., 60, of Allenstown, passed away peacefully at home June 22, 2012, following a nine-month battle against cancer.
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The son of Albert J. McDonald Sr. and Jean (Atkins) McDonald Gugliotta, he was born in Manchester Dec. 8, 1951.
Mr. McDonald was a 1970 graduate of Manchester Memorial High School. He joined the Army and served his tour of duty in Vietnam as a medic. He enjoyed sports and played softball for several years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, boating and hunting with his beloved dog, Brandeewhine.
He was retired from the State of New Hampshire as a youth counselor at the Youth Development Center in Manchester. He was well respected by the young men he counseled and several of them still kept in contact with him as adults. Mr. McDonald had a quick wit and was a prankster and will be sorely missed, as he touched so many lives and was loved and held most dear by all.
Albert was the beloved husband of Charlene Brown McDonald; father to sons, Shane McDonald and his wife, Lauren of Amherst and Charles Brown and his wife, Jennifer and grandfather to Parker and Marley McDonald and Mageris Lindgren. He is survived by three sisters, Linda Lambert and her husband, Martin of Manchester, Leona Gamache and her husband, James of Manchester and Leslie McDonald and her husband, Ronald DeVarney of Hampton; brother, Andre' McDonald and his friend, Laura Flynn Thomas of Bedford; step-siblings, Joseph, Thomas, Mark and Margaret Jeanne Gugliotta and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Albert was predeceased Nov. 10, 2011, by his brother, Alan McDonald.
services:A graveside memorial service will be held at noon Thursday at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Albert's name may be made to the
PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire, Boscawen office, is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial please go to www.csnh.com.
Published in Union Leader on June 27, 2012