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Richard J. "Mac" MacDonald
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  • National Shrine to St. Jude
    205 West Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60617

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My sincere condolences to the MacDonald family on your loss. I pray that your faith provides you the comfort you need. Michelle, my sweet sister-in-law...What an amazing day for your Grandpa to go home to the Lord! Spending his 1st day in His presence on Easter. How amazing that was for your Grandpa! Please know that Chris, Nicholas, Breana & I are praying for you & your entire family.
God bless


Posted by: Tammy Dlugoleski - Mooresville, NC   Apr 10, 2012

Words cannot express how sad I am for you all. I had the pleasure of meeting "Bumpa" on many occassions - he was a great man who raised a wonderful family. Lindsay - how fitting that your new little angel was named Mac. I am sure that made Bumpa very happy and proud! Again, I am so sorry for your loss - you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.


Posted by: Shannon Rowe - Newburyport, MA   Apr 10, 2012

So sorry for the sudden loss of your father and grandfather; I know he was a very special part of your lives and he will be dearly missed. You are all in my prayers and my heart during this difficult time.


Posted by: Diane Abraham - Reading, MA - friend   Apr 09, 2012

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.


Posted by: John W. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - Melrose, MA   Apr 09, 2012