Dr. Thomas Joseph Peter McDonald

Rochester, Minnesota

May 30, 1940 – Sep 10, 2019


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Macken Funeral Home & Cremation Services Obituary

Dr. McDonald was born on May 30, 1940 and passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Dr. McDonald graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1963, after which he completed a year long internship in Dublin before emigrating to the United States for an internship at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. Dr. McDonald served in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1965 to 1968 where he attained the rank of Captain. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass at the church. The Wake for Dr. McDonald will also take place at the church from 4-7 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019. Burial with full military honors will be held at the St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery in Simpson, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the Robb McDonald Shakespearean Scholarship (go to or mail a check to Lourdes Foundation, 2800 19th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901).

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Dear Mary & family,

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Tom. We will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death Isaiah 57:2

With heartfelt sympathy,
Deanna, Donna and family

Deepest condolences to the McDonald Family at this difficult time Friend to many, mentor to all of the residents whose lives he touched, he will be missed. The McCaffrey Family

Dr. McDonal will always hold a special place in my heart as one of my mentors. He was devoted to teaching his residents and providing expert and compassionate care for his patients. I continue to cherish the pearls of knowledge he shared with me. He had a great sense of humor and was devoted to the Mayo mission. Thoughts and prayers for his family at this time.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.