Age 95, of Saugus, formerly of East Boston died February 5 at the Nevins Nursing Center in Methuen.
Born and raised in East Boston she was born June 18, 1926 to the late Charles D. Winifred L. (Doherty) Forster.
Mrs. McDonald raised her family in Saugus and most recently had lived in Lynnfield and Dracut. She had a 40-year working career in various administrative positions at the Suffolk County Private Court, the Saugus General Hospital, Fisher Scientific and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She had also been a soloist at St. Joseph Church in East Boston and St. Margaret’s in Saugus. Mrs. McDonald enjoyed lifetime pleasures of arts and crafts, especially ceramics, attending theater, traveling and most of all, spending time with family and friends.
She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. McDonald, Sr. She was the loving mother of Barbara A. Green and her husband Michael of Barrington, RI, Mary C. Berninger and her husband Thomas of East Boston, MA, Ellen L. Faiella and her husband William of Dunstable and Robert J. McDonald, Jr. and his wife Mary Ellen of Lynnfield. She was the sister of the late Charles D. Forster, Jr. and Charles J. Reagan. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National MS Society, PO Box #91891, Washington, D.C. 20090 or to PKU Awareness National PKU Alliance, Inc., 2809 E. Hamilton Ave., #311, Eau Claire, WI 54701.