Paul A. Macdonald, 70


Southborough – Paul A. Macdonald, 70, of Southborough, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Janet Rae (Smith) Macdonald for the past 44 years.

Paul graduated from Arlington High School, and was a 1963 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology of Boston.

He worked for several semiconductor companies based in California as a highly respected sales manager for the northeastern United States. He retired from National Semiconductor in 2007.

Paul enjoyed working with computers, listening to music from the 1950s and 1960s, and studying meteorology. For over 41 years, he was a very active member of the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, now Faith Community Church of Hopkinton. He served three terms as an elder, actively led youth ministry, and, with his wife, started a ministry for college-aged students.

Paul will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by his two sons and their families, Paul A. Macdonald Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Colorado Springs, CO, and Andy Macdonald, his wife Lori, and their children, Beckett and Holly, of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by his sister, Margie Georgianna and her companion Gary Pfeiffer of Meridian, ID, and his brothers, David Macdonald and his wife Pat of Exeter, NH, and Peter Macdonald and his wife Luanne of Tewksbury.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. (Route 30), Southborough. The burial will be in the Southborough Rural Cemetery, 11 Cordaville Rd. (Route 85), Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. Followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m, at the Faith Community Church of Hopkinton, 146 E. Main St., Hopkinton.

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to World Vision, Box 9716, Federal Way, WA, 98063 or

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