John J. McDonald, 86, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2013, at Stafford Hill. He was born in Boston, the son of the late Margaret (McSweeney) and John J. McDonald, Sr. John was the loving husband for many years of the late Dorothy (Raymond) McDonald. John was a former employee of the U. S. Postal Service in the East Weymouth Branch for 30 years. He had previously worked at the Continental Bakery in Roxbury for several years. He was a veteran of WWII; serving in the Philippines. He was a volunteer at the Jordan Hospital for 14 enjoyable years. John was an avid golfer and the highlight of his game was a hole in one at the Squirrel Run Golf Course. Reading and classical music was a favorite pass-time; he and his wife, Dorothy had a great affection for dogs and had several during their life-time . John had been a resident of South Meadow Retirement Community in Carver for 14 years and a daily communicant of St. Peter's Church in Plymouth for many years. John is survived by his brother, Thomas and Patricia McDonald of Weymouth, and his sister, Beverly and Robert Maginnis of Weymouth as well as his sisters-in-law, Barbara McDonald of Quincy, Charlotte Govoni of Plymouth and Ruth McKenna of Foxboro. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his brother, Richard (Warry) McDonald. Funeral arrangements was made by the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Calling hours were held from 4 | 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Peters Church on Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Interment at Bourne National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Bartlett-Garrity Funeral Home Inc
338 Court St Plymouth, MA 02360
Published in Old Colony Memorial from June 24 to July 1, 2013