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William E. “Mac” McAdoo

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Of Saugus, age 90, died on Saturday, March 5 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara L. (DePaola) McAdoo whom he met in high school.

Born during the Great Depression, the youngest of 10 children, he was born, raised and a lifelong resident of Saugus, a true Saugonian. Mr. McAdoo was the son of the late Howard P. and Harriett A. (Wormstead) McAdoo. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and worked for more than 30 years as a Civil Engineer with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts building highways and bridges ultimately attaining the position of 2nd highest person in charge of all Public Works Projects in Massachusetts.
Mr. McAdoo was known for a quick joke and making people smile which were among his best attributes and greatest pleasures. A member of the VFW, Bill loved to play golf up until his 90th year. He was also a volunteer with the MEG Foundation in Saugus, enjoyed traveling, adventures and decorating his home for Christmas.
Mr. McAdoo is survived by his two children; LeeAnn Barry of TN and William E. McAdoo, Jr. of Portugal, one granddaughter; Jessica A. Jones, three great grandchildren; Savannah Grace Jones, Elijah May Jones, Caleb Owen Jones. He was pre-deceased by 9 brothers and sisters; Howard E. McAdoo, Edwin H. McAdoo, Harold T. McAdoo, Mildred Marten, Grace Oldham, Harriet Jenner, Gertrude Stead, Natalie Farrin, Madelyn Lawrence and his companion Dot Hussey. Mr. McAdoo is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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