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Richard J. "Mac" MacDonald
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Hi, Bumba I miss u sooo much. I wish u were still here with us but I know ur in a better place now but I miss u and love u so much

Posted by: Sarah Hitchman - Melrose, MA - Grandchild   Apr 11, 2017

My dad, William Young, was in the Navy with "Mac". We have such fond memories of the reunions that they planned together. I am so sorry that we are just learning of his passing. We left him an email just a few days ago because mom, Dora, who will be 90 soon wanted to drive up and have lunch with him.

We will miss him. Our best to his family, we will not forget that smile ever.

Posted by: Nancy Blair - Woburn, MA - Friend   Jul 18, 2012

To Bumpa - I love you very much. Thinking of your face always made me smile and still does. I know you are enjoying yourself beyond our wildest imagination right now - keeping company with old and new friends and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Posted by: Sharyn Hatfield - Poway, CA - friend of Bumpa and friend of fa   Apr 24, 2012

Rest in peace Bumpa you'll be miss. We will meet someday!

Posted by: Emily Aller - Santee, CA   Apr 17, 2012

Rick sorry to hear about your dad he was a good man

Posted by: Larry Glazebrook - melrose, MA - friend   Apr 16, 2012

With sincere sympathy to all of the family.

Posted by: The Murphy's - Windermere, FL - Former neeighbor   Apr 15, 2012

So sorry for your loss Gary...I know how difficult it is since losing my father a few months ago. I can see from the beautiful pictures that he had a loving family that made him very happy throughout his life.

Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Elaine & Gil Pereira

Posted by: Elaine & Gil Pereira - Peabody, MA - Friend of Gary MacDonald   Apr 15, 2012

Uncle Mac thanks for a thousand laughs. Kisses from us to Ruth when you see her.

John, Jean, Chris, Mo & Kara

Posted by: Christopher MacDonald - Spencer, MA   Apr 15, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the MacDonald family at this very difficult time. He was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. He will be deeply missed, but, in our hearts forever. Love Julie and Tim

Posted by: Julie Ahern-Reilly and Tim Reilly - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   Apr 14, 2012

Richard, to you and your family I extend my sympathy for your loss. Having lost my Dad 2 years ago I know your happy for having your Dad for the years you did, however it doesn't take away the loss you feel. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Remembering is a great joy and I am sure you have so many wonderful memories. God Bless, Jane

Posted by: Jane Welch - Chamberlain, ME - Friend   Apr 13, 2012