Rebecca A. MacDonald

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NEW HAMPTON - Rebecca Ada (Page, Nichols, Boynton) MacDonald, 90, of Sinclair Hill Road, passed peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Nov. 30, 2012.

She was born in Campton on May 11, 1922, the daughter of Albert W. and Lizzie (Moulton) Page.

She grew up in Campton and moved to New Hampton in 1947. Ada was employed as a spinner at the L.W. Packard Company in Ashland for 43 years. After retiring at the age of 64, she started making afghans. She made so many that at her 80th birthday, members of her family and friends came with at least one afghan each for a parade.

She was predeceased by her husbands, John W. Nichols and Horace E. Boynton, Sr.; stepchildren Clara M. (Boynton) Fewtrell and Horace E. Boynton Jr.; her brother, Albert W. Page Jr.; and two sisters, Evelyn Magoon and Charlotte Mack. Ada was a beloved wife and enjoyed family times with her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Henry MacDonald of New Hampton; two sons, Wayne W. Nichols of Antrim and Robert C. Boynton of Concord; six daughters, Barbara L. Skeats of Bristol, Ruth E. McClay of New Hampton, Vera E. Thurber of Hill, Nancy O. Fogg of Bridgewater, Priscilla A. Dow of Campton and Rebecca J. Heath of Warren; 37 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.


services: Calling hours will be on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home, Hill Avenue, Ashland. A celebration of life will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Ashland Baptist Church, Main Street, Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Newfound Area Nursing Association, 214 Lake St., Bristol or Pemi-Baker Community Health, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth.

Published in Union Leader on Dec. 2, 2012