North Grafton – Allan W. MacDonald, 87, died peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, December 6, 2019 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was born in Worcester, raised his family in Northborough and retired in North Grafton.
After serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, Allan spent most of his career working as a printed circuit board designer. He was a 55 year member of Rice Memorial Baptist Church in Northborough where he served as a deacon and on numerous committees. He was the star of the church softball team well into his sixties.
He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Louise (Stone) MacDonald of North Grafton and their four children: Scott MacDonald and his wife, Carol Belliveau, of Winchendon, and his two sons, Scott and his wife, Elizabeth, of Laconia, NH, and Stephen of Templeton; Sandra MacDonald of North Grafton, and her two sons, Andrew Wyshak and his wife, Jillian, of Portland, ME and Kevin Wyshak and his partner, Libby Taylor, of Portland, ME; Gayle (MacDonald) Keller and her husband, Jay, of Northborough, and their three daughters, Sarah, Anna and Grace; and Linda (MacDonald) Ash and her husband, Jim, of Northborough and their two sons, David and Julius. He also leaves five great grandchildren.
In addition, he leaves three brothers, Donald and his wife, Charlotte, Robert, and Richard and his wife, Nancy. Shortly before his death, Allan enjoyed a reunion with his brothers in Florida.
Nothing gave Allan greater joy than spending time with his family. He enjoyed many camping trips when his children were young and always looked forward to birthday, holiday and other special gatherings as the family expanded over the years. He treasured time spent with his son, Scott, on hunting and fishing trips. He was also grateful for the time he spent with the additional sons that came into his life through marriage, playing darts or chess and competing around the pool table where he was more than capable of taking on all challengers. He was an avid Red Sox fan, along with his wife, Louise, and they enjoyed watching games together. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and assembling jigsaw puzzles.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 10-11 a.m. at Rice Memorial Baptist Church, 85 Lincoln Street, Northborough, followed immediately by a funeral service at the church. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, consider donating in Allan’s name to the American Heart Association or Rice Memorial Baptist Church.