Obituary for Daniel "Danny" McDonald
Daniel ‘Danny’ McDonald, 59, a long-time Northborough resident, passed away peacefully at Shrewsbury Nursing Home on April 22, 2017 with his devoted wife Donna by his side after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Danny is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Donna (Kasierski) McDonald, his two children, Jason McDonald and his wife Shannon of Northborough, Tom McDonald and his wife Kim of Northborough. Danny also leaves behind his treasured grandchildren; Colin, Taegan, Riley, Seamus, and Liam, his devoted brother Fred McDonald and his wife Barbara, a sister Debra (McDonald) Neville and her husband Mike, and many other friends and extended family members.
Danny was born in Springfield, MA on December 7, 1957 the son of the late Daniel and Nancy McDonald. Danny attended schools in Southborough and Northborough where he met the love of his life Donna.
Danny retired from Regency Transportation due to his illness, where he worked for many years as a truck driver and Director of Operations. Danny enjoyed many outdoor activities and was an avid fisherman and weekend golfer. He enjoyed watching sports with his friends and family and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. Danny was an active member of the Knights of Columbus as well as American Legion Post 234, where he served as a Sons of American Legion officer for many years. Danny also had a strong interest in reading and learning about World War II and the Civil War and visiting battle sites along the east coast. Most of all, Danny enjoyed spending time with his loving family. Known as ‘Grampy’ to his grandchildren and ‘Uncle Dan Dan’ to his many nieces and nephews, Danny was frequently found at the many family functions playing with the kids. Danny was a devoted family man and will be missed by many.
Calling hours will be held April 26, 2017 from 4pm – 7pm at Hays funeral home 56 Main Street, Northborough, Massachusetts. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10am on April 27th at St Rose of Lima Church followed by a burial at Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Danny’s name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at http://www.lbda.org/donate. For online condolences and to view Danny’s video tribute, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com