OBITUARY: Warren K. MacDonald, 86

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Warren K. MacDonald, August 5, 1934 – February 25, 2021, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his wife, Maureen and family members. Warren and Maureen’s was a true love story. They began dating as teenagers, and were married for an incredible 63 years! They raised their four children in Wilmington, MA. Warren was known for his sense of humor and positive outlook on life. In fact he was known throughout his Assisted Living and Dialysis facilities as “Mr. Tremendous” due to his positive outlook on life.

Warren was a man of deep faith who enjoyed reading and watching New England sports. His love for the Bruins was so prevalent that some of his youngest daughter’s first words were “Bobby Orr score”! He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 – 1959. Through the years, Warren worked at First National grocery store as a produce manager as well as Reading and Wilmington Vacuum (at the shop owned by his son).

Warren is survived by his adoring wife Maureen (O’Donnell) and his four children: Alan & Melanie MacDonald of New Britain, CT and their children Matthew & Ashley MacDonald, Sean MacDonald & Heather Miron and great-grandson Alexander and Jason Burzynski, Linda & Ed Mucci of Windham, NH and their children Jillian Mucci and husband Jeremiah O’Neill, Janelle Mucci and husband Colin Perry, Jim MacDonald & John Jalbert of Salem, MA and Christina & Keith Harris of Merrimac, MA and their son Paul & Meghan Clark. He will also be missed by his many wonderful nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude for the wonderful care shown to Warren at Atria Longmeadow Senior Living – the ‘tremendous’ staff led by Michele Ellis and in particular, Warren’s special friends Mary and Doug made his stay there much more meaningful and enjoyable. They would likewise like to express their appreciation for the caring attitude shown by the team at DaVita Dialysis. He also received great care in his final days through Compassionate Care Hospice. We are eternally grateful.

Due to COVID restrictions, funeral services will be private for immediate family. A Celebration of Life event will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Association serving New England, 209 West Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760, the Boston Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA  02114 or the Compassionate Care Hospice –  AMEDISYS Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Warren K. MacDonald

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