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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, Cynthia Plouffe and her husband, Mark, of Hubbardston, Janice MacDonald of Sterling and P. Ryan MacDonald 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, knitting and baking.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Christ the King Church, Worcester. Burial was private in Central Cemetery, Dunstable. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences, go to www.milesfuneralhome.com.
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