Gerald E. McDonald, 75, of Shrewsbury


obit-gerald-e-mcdonaldShrewsbury – Gerald E. “Jerry” McDonald, 75, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Donald and Mary (DePari) McDonald. He graduated from North High School in 1960 and then entered into the United States Marines, where he served on the U.S.S. Boxer during the Cuban Crisis. Later in life, he continued his education and graduated from Central New England College in 1986.

Gerald had worked as a technical manager for Polaroid Corporation for 30 years before he retired in 1998. Previously, he was employed at RCA in the Aerospace Division in Burlington.

He leaves his devoted wife of 47 years, Elizabeth M. (DeAngelis) McDonald; a daughter, Mary Beth (McDonald) Ritkouski of Pepperell; a son, Michael F. McDonald of Shrewsbury; a brother, James K. McDonald and his wife Paula of Worcester; and a niece, Kara McDonald, and a nephew, Brent McDonald, both of Worcester. He was predeceased by a brother, John A. McDonald.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Gerald’s family Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury, followed by a prayer service at noon. Burial with military honors will be in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Search Dog Foundation, 6800 Wheeler Canyon Rd., Santa Paula, CA 93060.

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