Woodrow McDonald

  • Born: January 30, 1921
  • Died: April 17, 2016
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Woodrow “Woody” McDonald, 95, of Manchester, NH, passed away April 17, 2016 at Hillsborough County Health Care Center.

Woody was born January 30, 1921 in Manchester, NH, a son of Samuel & Sadie (Bean) McDonald and had been a lifelong resident of this community.

Prior to retirement, Woody was employed with Manchester Water Works for 38 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Woody was very much an animal lover, however, his family was at the center of his life.

Family includes his beloved wife of 17 years, Esther McDonald; one son, Woody McDonald and his wife, Bonnie; one step-daughter, Monica Marchand and her husband, Eric; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Woody was pre-deceased by his wife of 54 years, Hazel McDonald.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine Street, corner of Harrison Street in Manchester. Graveside Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. at Holbrook Cemetery in Candia, NH.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Animal Allies, Box 693, Manchester, NH 03105.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit CateJohnson.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Esther, you are I my thoughts and prayers. I send you my deepest sympathy in your loss of Woody.

Posted by Elva Hawkins - Chester, NH   April 26, 2016

We will miss uncle Woody's sense of humor at the family functions. We have lots of good memories. Thinking of you Esther during this difficult time.

Posted by Ken and Mary Jarry - Merrimack, NH   April 23, 2016

Dear Esther and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Woody. He was a wonderful man and always made me smile. I am honored to have called him a friend. Deepest sympathy.

Posted by Kathy Peirce - Auburn, NH   April 22, 2016

love the boat rides on massabesic,my condolences to the family

Posted by harold wilson - villa rica, GA   April 22, 2016

Dear Esther,

I am grieving with you from the other side of the world.  You know I wish I could be there to hug you in person.  He was the best Grampa  I could ask for, and I will always hold him in my heart.  My Bible study leader gave me time to share with our group about Grampa on Monday night- fond memories with him, etc.  He was so very special to me, one of my most favorite people in the world.   I wish we had been able to make it out to New Hampshire more often, but I am so glad we were able to see you both this past summer.   I love you and am thankful that you came into his life, our lives.  I am praying for you.  

With much love,

Tammy and Family

Posted by Tammy    April 21, 2016

My deepest sympathy to you Esther and family for the loss of Woody. ..Helen

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2016

Ester,  I was saddened to hear about the death of your husband, Woody.  

Diane Parks, volunteer at Animal Allies

Posted by Diane Parks    April 20, 2016