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Dorothy McDonald.

WORCESTER - Dorothy E. (O'Neil) MacDonald, 94, of Paradox Drive, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 29, in the Golden Living Center, Worcester, after an illness.

Her husband, Roderick J. MacDonald died in 2000.

She leaves three sons, Paul R. and Bruce E. MacDonald, both of Worcester, and Philip R. MacDonald and his wife, Patricia, of Spencer; four grandchildren GRANDCHILDREN, domestic relations. The children of one's children. Sometimes these may claim bequests given in a will to children, though in general they can make no such claim. 6 Co. 16. , Cynthia Plouffe and her husband, Mark, of Hubbardston, Janice MacDonald of Sterling and P. Ryan MacDonald Ryan MacDonald (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. He portrayed Roy, one of the poker-playing buddies, in the television series The Odd Couple from 1970 to 1971.  and Allison M. MacDonald, both of Spencer; six great-grandchildren, Chad and Olivia Plouffe of Hubbardston, Haley, Ethan, Larissa and Camden MacDonald, all of Leicester. A son, Peter R. MacDonald, a daughter, Moira J. MacDonald, and a sister, Ruth Garvey, all predeceased her.

She was born in Somerville, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Calnan) O'Neil, and lived in Winchester and later Dunstable before moving to Worcester in 1964.

Mrs. MacDonald graduated from the Cambridge Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and worked briefly as a registered nurse. She was a member of Christ the King Church in Worcester and enjoyed crossword puzzles crossword puzzle, word game in which words corresponding to numbered clues are put into a grid of horizontal and vertical squares to form intersecting words. The puzzle is solved when a player supplies all of the words correctly. , knitting and baking.

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 was held Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Christ the King Church, Worcester. Burial was private in Central Cemetery, Dunstable. In lieu of Instead of; in place of; in substitution of. It does not mean in addition to.  flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association The Alzheimer's Association, incorportated on April 10, 1980 as the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., is a non-profit American voluntary health organization which focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer's disease. , Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences, go to
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