June 20, 1939 - February 3, 2020
June 20,1939-February 3, 2020 Bernard F. McDonald, 80, “Uncle Bernie”, to everyone who knew him, passed away on February 3rd after a long illness. He was preceded by his parents Jim and Stella McDonald of East Boston where he lived most of his life. After graduating East Boston High school, he served his country for eight years in the US Army Reserves Company H 3rd Training Regimen FT Dix, New Jersey. From there he was employed in the South Boston Court House as part of the probation office until his retirement. About ten years ago he moved to Lawrence to be closer to his family. Uncle Bernie loved to play poker and watch movies. He was a veracious reader often completing ten books a month. An avid sports fan, he promised to enjoy one more Super Bowl before passing, which he managed to accomplish. Uncle Bernie would boast that he could repair almost anything from cars to clothing with a roll of duct tape. It wasn’t unusual to see his car fender or pants pocket proudly repaired that way much to the chagrin of his family. He is survived by his three sons, Staff Sergeant Sean McDonald, currently serving in the US Military Army National Guard in South Carolina, Todd (and his wife Christine) of Sandown, N.H., and Dennis of Bangor Me. He is further survived by his sister, Celeste DiFruscia of North Andover, whom together with Todd were his caretakers, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephew. At his request private cremation services were arranged by the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home. www.breenfuneralhome.com. His family wishes to thank both Mary Immaculate Nursing Home in Lawrence and High Point Hospice House in Haverhill for their care, compassion and comfort during his final hours. Memorial Donations to these organizations may be made in his memory.
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