John J. McDonald, 87, of Rockland, died April 27, 2012 at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a period of failing health. He was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He was raised and educated in Blooming Point P.E.I. and came to the United States in 1954. He had served in the Canadian Army. A longtime Rockland resident, he had a long career as a carpenter in the building trades. He loved to garden and was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mary A. (Evans) MacDonald and his children Kathleen M. Kopp and her husband Ted of Rockland, Rose M. Weaver and her husband Gene of Fl., John W. McDonald and his wife Laurie of Buzzards Bay and Teresa A. DeGregorio and her husband Louis of Fl. He was the brother of Louise Maclean of Canada. Also surviving are eight grand children and 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The McDonald family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate his life at 8 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 prior to a funeral Mass that will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Baystate Dr., Braintree, MA 02184. For directions or to share a memory on Johns Tributes page, visit www.magounbiggins.com.
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Published in The Abington Mariner from May 1 to May 8, 2012