Charles J. MacDonald, Sr.

July 16, 2017
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Charles J. MacDonald, Sr., 83, of Nashua, NH, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 31, 1934, he was the son of Dorothy Young. “Chuck” was the beloved husband of the late Loretta M. (Summerfold) MacDonald, who predeceased him on April 3, 2012. Family members include his four sons and their wives, Joseph and Libby of Nashua, NH, (with whom he made his home), Charles and Tracey of Florida, John and Charlotte of Massachusetts and George and Holly of Milford, NH; his daughter, Jeanette LaFrance of Nashua, NH; fourteen grandchildren, Kelly, Kimberly, Jai, Jamie, Chantal, Sandra, Sean, Jill, Brian, Courtney, Trevor, Corinne, Brook and Mckayla; and nine great-grandchildren, Theresa, Trinity, Colton, Katelyn, Killian, Javian, Ryker, Xavier and Julian.
A United States Army veteran, Chuck served his country during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954 and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He also served in the Army National Guard, as a Specialist E4 with Battery B First Battalion 172nd Field Unit in Nashua until 1977.
Chuck was employed for many years at the former Hampshire Chemical and then worked for the United States Postal Service as a EAP Counselor. He played an important role in the EAP program for the United States Postal Service. At the time of his retirement, he and his wife moved to Florida, where he continued working as a crossing guard in Polk City for many years.
He loved seeing the kids coming and going to school; was an avid golfer and loved following the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Krissy Wuerdeman and Elizabeth Brochu from That Place You Know, LLC. Senior Care in Hollis, NH for their love and compassion for our Father.
There are no calling hours. A Graveside service and Army Honors will be conducted on Friday morning, August 18th at 10 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3 in Boscawen. Family and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591.

12 Comments on Charles J. MacDonald, Sr.

Gary Dugas said : Guest Report Jul 24, 2017 at 10:35 AM

So deeply saddened by your loss. I worked with your father with the EAP at the USPS where he helped many, many people with his love and compassion and his enthusiasm for those in need. He truly made a difference in many lives. I send you much love and hope you are comforted by many warm memories.

Sam said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Kim and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am here if you ever need anything. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs.

Gelsa Matarazzo said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2017 at 8:53 AM

So sorry for your loss. You are a close-knit family and I hope all the good memories help ease your pain.

Celine said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2017 at 2:49 PM

I was sad to hear of his passing, but I know he was well taken care of and loved, at home, by his family and that is something we all hope for. I pray that you can find peace & comfort at this time from family & friends.

Betty said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Joe, Libby and Kim I am sorry for your loss. Joe, you devoted the last 18 months to caring for your dad and that will last forever in your memories of him. I know he was happy and grateful for all you guys did for him.

Ricky hall said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Hay joe im so sorry for your loss

Theresa Cunningham said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2017 at 7:06 PM

To all of the MacDonald family, we are so sorry for you loss.

Richard and Theresa Cunningham said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Joey, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you did for him.It isn't easy to be a caregiver. It's a 24/7 job. You showed him your love and gave all of your time. God Bless You for all you did. I know God will. We love you Joey.

Corina and Cathryna said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Jeanette we are so sorry for your loss. Know your dad loves you and will watch over you. We love you xoxox

Renee McLaughlin said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2017 at 9:49 PM

Jeanette I am so sorry for your loss. You are in thoughts and prayers. Your father was a great man and loved you very very much. Always remember that you were the one that did everything for him when he lived in Florida. It's very sad and unfortunate that you were not able to see him to say your good-byes. Know he loves you very much and is in a better place now. He is with your mom now and the two of them will give the strength and watch over you. Always cherish Always cherish the good memories you shared together when you were aloud to see him. Love you my dear friend. Xoxox

Anne (Aubin) Ford said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2017 at 7:51 PM

George and Family, Sending my condolences to you all. Much love~ Anne

love you said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Jeanette I am so sorry for you and your family's loss your dad was a great man and a lot of fun I have good memories with him in Florida going to the movies with him and my mom. bringing to the dr. and him taking me to lunch and listening to all his stories. just hanging with him at the park he will be missed by many rest in peace Chuck we love you he is now HAPPY with your mom

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