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Obituary for Katherine MacDonald

November 1, 1931 - November 6, 2018
Bedford, New Hampshire | Age 87


Katherine "Kay" MacDonald, 87, passed away peacefully at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH on November 6, 2018. She was born November 1, 1931 in Brentwood, NH, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Domingue) Marcotte.

Kay grew up in Brentwood and attended Sanborn Seminary. She graduated from Plymouth State Teachers College, where she met her husband, Tom.

Kay taught kindergarten for more than 30 years at Pearl St. School and Green Acres Elementary School. She was a longtime Communicant of St. Anne-St. Augustin Church.

She was a member of the Manchester Retired Teachers Association and ETA Sorority.

She loved spending time with her family and was a passionate Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots fan. Living with bipolar disorder, she raised a wonderful family, enjoyed a gratifying professional career, and maintained a positive attitude.

Kay was predeceased by her husband, Tom, on January 13th, 1987, and several of her siblings.

Katherine is survived by her son, Michael and his wife, Donna of Goffstown; son, Dr. Brian and his wife, Connie of Rockville, MD; grandchildren: Cara MacDonald Stuart and her husband Erik of Norwell, MA; Thomas MacDonald of Dorchester, MA; Deborah MacDonald of Levittown, NY and Phillip MacDonald of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Brunette and brother-in-law, Leopold and brother, Conrad Marcotte and many nieces, nephews, and devoted friends.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Bedford Falls and Hillsborough County Nursing Home for the wonderful and compassionate care she received.

SERVICES: Friends and family may visit with her family on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Anne-St. Augustin Church 382 Beech St. Manchester, NH 03103 or The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

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