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Richard J. "Mac" MacDonald
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Gary - I have known you for my whole life and grew up around the corner from you and your dad. I know how much he meant to you and I want to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. Love Jimmy

Posted by: Jim Stanton - Melrose, MA - lifelong friend of Gary's   Apr 13, 2012

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Surely the world has lost a great man.
How can we ever forget how kind he and your mother were to all
of the old gang from Melrose? Who knows why we ever ended up
at your house to watch the first landing on the moon? And you weren't
even there!! This is the kind of family you had. And I am grateful to
have known your parents. You are in my prayers,
Love, Joanne

Posted by: Joanne Buckley - New Orleans, LA - friend   Apr 12, 2012

Richard, my thoughts and prayers are with you . I hope to see you Sunday. Please know that all of the "THE" kids are with you at this time of celebration of a wonderful Man your Father was. Much love, Rae

Posted by: Rae E Stiles - Melrose, MA - High Scool friend to son Richard   Apr 12, 2012

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. It's tough, but hang in there buddy, we're here for you.

Posted by: Joe & Lorraine Pereira - Peabody, MA - A good friend and a co-worker   Apr 12, 2012

My deepest condolences to the family of my old buddy I'm sure you all know
how I feel.

Posted by: Joe Duggan - Stoneham, MA - Friend   Apr 11, 2012

Hello MacDonald family. I will relly miss your dad. Dick was as good a friend, Neighbor and co-worker as a person could have.

I have a store of happy memories and many many laughs especially of our time working together and as neighbors. Dick and Ruth were kind, considerate people who made this world just a little bit better and the memory of that will help sustain you all.

Bud Lamson

Posted by: Bud Lamson - Sandwich, MA - friend   Apr 11, 2012

Dear Richard:
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always so nice to me and always had a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by: Paula (Davis) Edwards - Melrose, MA - Friend of Richard's   Apr 11, 2012

We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Knowing Gary, we know he loved his Dad very much. We never had the priviledge of meeting "Mac", but Gary spoke of him often.You and the family are in our prayers.

Posted by: Rick Adams & Donna Jamros - Beverly, MA - Friends of Gary's   Apr 11, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy and Adams St. was never the same when the Macs moved. We were blessed to have such wonderful neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we know you have wonderful memories of both your dad and mom.

Maureen, Eddie and Family

Posted by: Maureen Riley - Melrose - neighbor and friend   Apr 11, 2012

My sincere condolences to the entire MacDonald Family. Mac was a wonderful man, a joy to be around. He was so much fun to work with, even though he was my boss at the time, he was never bossy. He liked to kid around alot, and just made the day more fun. We were like one big family, I think as many members of the MacDonald family worked at the store as did the Lamsons.
After he retired, he would

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Posted by: Dottie Lamson Whittier - reading, MA - friend/co-worker   Apr 10, 2012