Peter Macdonald
1952 - 2019
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LEE - Peter Macdonald, 67, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side from his service-related disabilities and metastatic esophageal cancer on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Despite a period of failing health, Peter maintained a positive attitude throughout and reminded everyone of how grateful he was to be spending time with his family.

Born June 15, 1952, in Lynn, Mass., the son of Phyllis (LeBlanc) and Donald Macdonald, Peter spent most of his childhood in Alton, N.H., and was a resident of Lee for 34 years.

Peter served and retired honorably as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a steadfast advocate for veteran benefits and well-being. Throughout his life, Peter spent a notable amount of time volunteering. Most recently he was providing housing to homeless veterans at the Veteran Resort Chapel in Lee.

In addition to his strong dedication to supporting veterans, Peter was even more dedicated to his beloved family. His pride and joy was spending time with his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and smart, beautiful grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Agnes; three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Jared Ward of Brentwood, Tracy and Scott Ramsey of Barrington, and Lynne and Michael Guyre of Barrington; six grandchildren; father, siblings, mother-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother Paul, mother Phyllis, and father-in-law Fernan.

SERVICES: Family and friends may call on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Rd., Lee, NH 03861. A graveside service with military honors, will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at NH State Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rolling Thunder NH, Chapter One. To sign our online guestbook please go to

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Published in Foster's Daily Democrat from Oct. 1 to Oct. 4, 2019.
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October 6, 2019
Agnes, Susan, Tracey and Lynne, Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Peter, we had no idea he was going through health issues. He was such a kind and caring friend to all that knew him. We will never forget our friendship with Peter Macdonald or the memories we have all shared. Rest in peace Pete!
Rosemarie Halloran
October 5, 2019
Rest in peace Marine .
Semper Fi
Chuck Pierson S/Sgt. USMC
Chuck Pierson
October 4, 2019
To the Macdonald & Ramsey families,

We were so sorry to hear from Kaitlin & Matt about the passing of your dear son, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and uncle.
May all of the wonderful memories that you have help to sustain you @ this very difficult time!
With deepest sympathy,
Kevin (Matthews) & John (Van Buskirk)
Kevin Matthews
October 4, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to you, I'm so sorry for your loss
October 3, 2019
sincere sympathy from shirley frank and cos and linda iocovozzi
linda iocovozzi
October 2, 2019
To the Macdonald Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW Auxiliary District #7, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns
October 1, 2019
Thank you for your service to our great country.
Frank Thompson
October 1, 2019
So many memories from our school days, R.I.P. our old friend. Condolences to the MacDonald family.
Randi&Sharon House
October 1, 2019
rest in peace my brother at arms sorry to hear about Pete he was a god man
james garrity
September 30, 2019
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