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Gwendolyn R. MacDonald

December 15, 2018


Gwendolyn R. MacDonald, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Just a month after her beloved husband's passing, she is now in the warm embrace of the late John B. MacDonald, Sr., with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Stoughton, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Margaret (Cassidy) Leathers. Gwendolyn graduated from the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1961. She went on to work as a Registered Nurse at various hospitals and medical centers including Brockton Hospital, Bridgewater State Correctional Facility, Bridgewater State College, Brockton Veteran's Hospital and the Floating Children’s Hospital in Boston.

A lover of movies of all kinds, she also enjoyed reading books on the beach, shopping, spoiling her grandchildren, and traveling to Prince Edward Island with her loving husband.

Survivors include her children, John B. MacDonald, Jr. and his wife Donna of Maine, Kathleen A. Bettencourt and her husband Charles of Raynham, Daniel P. MacDonald of Torrance, CA, Peter J. MacDonald of Raynham and Ian A. MacDonald and his wife Sallome of Bourne, MA; grandchildren, Patrick J. MacDonald, Shannon M. Crowley, Natalie N. Perkins, Alexandra B. Bettencourt, Devyn H. MacDonald and Braeley E. MacDonald; great grandchildren, Adrianna, Urijah, Kayden and Elena Mae; sister, Kathleen Tartaglia of Brockton; and several nieces and nephews. She was also sister of the late Margaret Meserve and Kevin Leathers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Thursday, December 20th at 8:30am from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow in St. Ann Church, Raynham at 10:00am. Private cremation to follow. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 5-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gwendolyn's memory made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, would be greatly appreciated. 

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December 19, 2018

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Silva Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Taunton, MA 02780

Funeral Mass
December 20, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Ann Church
600 North Main St.
Raynham, MA 02767


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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