ELIZABETH M. MacDONALD M.D.
1927 - 2017
BORN
1927
DIED
2017
FUNERAL HOME
Davis Funeral Home & Cremation
619 State Road
Plymouth (Manomet), MA
MacDONALD, Elizabeth M., M.D. (King) Of Plymouth, formerly of Lynn, died peacefully in her home on May 19, 2017 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Leo J. Macdonald Jr. M.D. Loving mother to Leo J. MacDonald III and his wife Nina of Raleigh, NC, Michael J. MacDonald and his wife Berline of Newport, KY, Brian C. MacDonald of Lynnfield, Robert D. MacDonald and his wife Elva of Sagamore Beach, and John A. MacDonald and his wife Dawn of VA Beach, VA, and Nancy Rodig and her husband Scott of Westwood. Sister of Marian Ambrosiano of Long Island, NY and Eleanor Hefferin of Ft. Myers, Florida. Also survived by 10 grandchildren.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on October 21, 1927, daughter of the late Michael and Louise (Herrmann) King. She was educated in Long Island, NY and a graduate of Hunter College and Down State NY Medical School in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. MacDonald was a longtime Pediatrician along with her husband having a private practice in Lynn for over 46 years. Dr. MacDonald worked also with the Lynn school system for many years as the schools Pediatrician; she was a member of the choir at St. Joseph's Church in Lynn and active with the Community Theater Group in Winthrop.

Funeral from the Davis Funeral & Cremation Home, 619 State Rd., PLYMOUTH (Manomet), on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Bonaventure's Church, Manomet, at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours at the Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 pm. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial donations in her name may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children. For more info. and online guest book, visit www.cartmelldavis.com
Published by Boston Globe from May 19 to May 20, 2017.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
23
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Davis Funeral & Cremation Home
619 State Rd., PLYMOUTH, MA
May
24
Funeral
9:15a.m.
Davis Funeral & Cremation Home
619 State Rd, Plymouth, MA
May
24
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Bonaventure's Church
Manomet, MA
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To McDonald Family. I know you lost someone dear to you. The best gift as you go through this painful time. Stay prayerful, Connected and to continue to love each other. I Pray for strength, peace and soon coming Joy! Amen!
Portia Washington
June 2, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear that Dr. Liz has passed away. I remember her so fondly from my childhood. She was always kind and gentle. I remember many times being the last patient of the day and being invited back for cookies! I hope that the memories you have will help you through this difficult time.
Sheryl McElroy Haselton
May 31, 2017
We were so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We and the choir have been missing her since she and Leo left Lynn for Plymouth. She was so much fun to be around. We are having the 10AM Mass on June 4th said in her memory. Michel Michaud, John Kobuszewski and St. Joseph's Choir
John Kobuszewski
May 25, 2017
Dr. Leo, Nancy and family: we were saddened to read of Elizabeth's passing. We could always count on the expert care of the Doctors MacDonald for our daughters from infancy to their teenage years. Doctor Elizabeth heled so often with costumes for the musicals at the North Andover Middle School and then when she "retired" from the theatre, she donated her entire costume collection to the school. Dr. Elizabeth was certainly a terrific woman.
We hope that all the happy memories you have help you through this sad time.
Tom & Joyce Rooney
May 24, 2017
So sorry to hear of Dr. MacDonald's passing. She was the pediatrician for our daughter when we lived in Lynn and was wonderful. It was surprising to us to learn that she and her husband moved to Plymouth where we have lived with our family for over 40 years! I remember going to their beautiful office/home for checkups. I remember her talking about her family with great love. Our thoughts are with the entire family!
Donna Mahoney and family
May 24, 2017
Dr.Leo and family I send my deepest condolences n prayers thru this difficult time. I thank you for your dedication compassion n care for taking care of me from birth to a young adult Dr.. Elizabeth was the best.
Kelley Caron
May 24, 2017
Dr. Leo and family, you and your lovely wife took care of my two daughters from birth all through their young teen years. And what wonderful caring doctors you both were. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Lenora Salvucci
May 24, 2017
We extend our condolences to Leo and his whole family. Be assured of our prayers for Betty and all of you during this difficult time. Leo, you and your wife remind me of our parents; you are both very compassionate, kind and classy people.
Sean, Marie and Keira McLaughlin
May 23, 2017
Dear Leo and Family,

I was so sorry to read of Betty's passing. I have often thought of you all and have kept you in my prayers. Betty was one of kind. A woman who I admired and respected deeply. My love to you all.

Carole Rimmer
May 23, 2017
Deepest sympathies to Leo and your family. I am sure she will be missed by many. Love Gail Torrey & family
Linda LeBlanc
May 23, 2017
We are so saddened to hear of Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald's passing. She will always hold a special spot in our heart because she diagnosed our daughter's rare condition. Her loving yet no nonsense manner as a pediatrician was a source of strength for me. That baby girl she and Dr Leo diagnosed and follow-up with her care grew up to be a loving responsible RN giving back to the medical world who saved her life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the MacDonald family.
Linda Carritte
May 22, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald was my children's doctor in the 1960's. She and Leo were the best Doctors that ever came to Lynn. There kindness and expertise made all the difference to us that went to their office. We will never forget them. Mrs. Evelyn Kuleszka with Paul, Peter and Liz
Evelyn Kuleszka
May 22, 2017
Dr.Leo, Nancy, and Family, Dr. Leo, Nancy, and Family, We were so sorry to read of your loss. We could always count on your care in keeping our five children healthy! You are in our prayers in this sad time. Jack and Lucille Kennedy Lynn/ Swampscott
Jack and Lucillle Kennedy
May 22, 2017
We thank you for all of the love and care that you showed our children throughout the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, the ENTIRE Kouroubacalis Family
May 21, 2017



Dr. Leo, Nancy, and Family,
We were so sorry to read of the loss of
your wife and mother. Our prayers are with
you all.

Sincerely.
Jack and Lucille Kennedy and Family

Lynn/Swampscott
May 21, 2017
TO THE MACDONALD FAMILY YOUR MOM WAS OUR CHILDREN'S DR. FOR MANY YEARS..SHE WAS A GREAT LADY..DR LEO ARE PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME..
GERRY AND JOHN O'DAY
May 21, 2017
Dear Leo, I was so sorry to read in the Item today of Dr. Betty's death. How blessed you were to have the life you had with her all these years. I will ad her to my long prayer list of old departed friends. I hope you are well. Patti
C. Patricia Cashman
May 20, 2017
Leo & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a beautiful person inside and out. She always shared her wonderful gardening tips with Paul. We wish you and your family peace during this difficult time.
The Consolati Family
May 20, 2017
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