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Noel MacDonald

1963 - 2018
Noel MacDonald Obituary
MACDONALD, Noel John Noel John MacDonald, 54, of Dripping Springs, TX, passed away at home on Wednesday December 19, 2018. Born in Dublin, Ireland on December 21, 1963 to Patrick and Margaret MacDonald, Noel grew up in Cabinteely on the Emerald Isle. He immigrated to America in 1981 and became an American citizen in June of 2016. There he met Kathleen Krooss, the love of his life. After chasing each other from Texas to Ireland and back again, they married in Austin on August 31, 1986. Noel's two sons, Evan MacDonald and Ian MacDonald were born May 31, 1992. Noel was an artist and entrepreneur. He worked for Texas Municipal League in Austin as a graphic design artist. His crowning professional achievement, however, was the founding and success of Discover Texas Wine Tours which combined his love of people and wine, and showcased his charm and hospitality. Noel is survived and will be forever cherished by his wife, Kathie, his sons Evan and Ian, his son-in-law Neal Clark, his daughter-in-law Madeline MacDonald, his brother Paul MacDonald (wife Monica), his sisters Louise Boyle (husband James) and Colette Phillip (husband Doug), his mother-in-law Doris Varner, and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Dripping Springs United Methodist Church in Dripping Springs, Texas. The funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Phillips Cemetery, Dripping Springs, Texas. Condolences may be sent to: www.harrellfuneralhome.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 28, 2018
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