Hudson – Dorothy L. (Davidson) MacDonald, 81, a longtime resident of Hudson, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman K. MacDonald, who died in 1993.
Dorothy was born in Framingham, daughter of the late Carl and Dorothy (McCassey) Davidson. She was raised in Hopkinton, where she attended local schools and was a graduate of Hopkinton High School. She later graduated from the Newton-Wellesley School of Nursing. She had been a resident of Hudson since 1955, and devoted her time to raising her children and caring for her home.
She attended Grace Baptist Church in Hudson and was a member of the Prime Time Group at the church. She was a member of the Stow Historical Center, the Joy Group at Trinity Congregational Church in Bolton, and the Hudson Senior Center, Council on Aging in Hudson, and also was a volunteer at the polls in Hudson.
She is survived by her children, Lorraine Scott of Peoria, AZ, Nancy Burrows of Woburn, Diane Pariseau of Edenton, NC, Peter MacDonald of Lancaster, and Paul MacDonald of Upton. She is also survived by her sister, Myrtle Swanson of Westborough; her brother, Ralph Davidson of Clinton; her 12 loving grandchildren; and her niece and many nephews.
A memorial service and celebration of Dorothy's life will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1:00 p.m., in the Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson. Burial services will be held at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery of Upton. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home of Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to either the Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson, MA 01749 or Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church S.t, Hudson, MA 01749.