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MacAulay, Donna M.

Donna Maye (Smith) MacAulay, a resident of Mansfield, and formerly a resident of Dedham for 21 years, died Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham.  She was 82.  Donna was born March 1, 1939 in Indian Brook, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, a daughter of Malcolm Angus and Eva Maud (Dominey) Smith.  She graduated from Florence High School in Nova Scotia and moved to the United States when she was 18.  Donna started her career as a bank teller, then did data entry for Clark House in Westwood and Colony House in Whitman.  She was also a longtime store manager at the Oakdale Pharmacy in Dedham.  Donna enjoyed the Maine coast, Lake Winnepasaukee, boating and camping.  She was an avid reader and the consumate hostess who enjoyed treating her guests to her culinary creations.  Nobody left her parties hungry.  Donna is survived by her husband, Kenneth Douglas MacAulay; her two daughters, Diane L. Coletta, and her husband Steven J., of Harwich, and Nancy S. Canan, and her husband Richard L., of Mansfield; her three grandchildren, Kristen N. Coletta of New York City, Amanda L. Canan of Mansfield, and Joseph M. Coletta of San Diego, California; her brother-in-law, John Richard DelConte of Brooklin, Maine; her nephew, Christopher DelConte of Boston; and her niece, Andrea Keyes, of Hanson.  She was the sister of the late Sophia A. DelConte.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, October 6th from 4 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Her funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 am at the Allin Congregational Church, 683 High Street, Dedham followed by interment in Rock Hill Cemetery in Foxborough.  Donations to the Allin Congregational Church, 683 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026  would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Leslie Aprea
    October 4th, 2021 | 6:46 pm

    Mrs. MACAULEY was like a second mom to me. She had such a great sense of humor. And was such a great cook.i loved her very much. Rest peacefully Donna

  2. Jack Florek
    October 4th, 2021 | 8:07 pm

    My deepest condolences for your loss, may she Rest In Peace.
    The Florek Family

  3. Carol Mac Aulay
    October 5th, 2021 | 11:00 am

    My deepest sympathies to you all she was a great sister in law a great friend lots of good times together so sorry we can’t be together but Thant’s the way things are now will keep the nightly phone calls going love from the Cape Breton Mac Aulay family

  4. October 5th, 2021 | 7:03 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Doug and family. I will always remember Donna & that harty laugh. Her earthy struggles have come to an end & she is at peace.

  5. Susan Akie
    October 5th, 2021 | 11:52 pm

    What a pleasure to have known Donna st Allin Church. One of my favorite recipes came from her!

    Sue Akie

  6. Andres keyes
    October 6th, 2021 | 4:52 am

    So grateful to be Auntie Donna’s niece. Her compassion and love was so evident after my mom passed. Grateful to have had the time on earth with her.

  7. Joan (MacKenzie) Vickers
    October 6th, 2021 | 6:56 am

    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  8. Greg MacLean
    October 6th, 2021 | 7:27 am

    My mom Marge and I are very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Doug and Donna were such good friends to my mother and late father (George). Mom remembers Donna attending her Sunday School classes in Florence when she was a young girl. The MacAulays were such gracious hosts when they would get together in Massachusetts. Our sincere condolences to Doug, Diane, Nancy and families. We have many fond memories to cherish. God bless.

  9. Kerry & Heather Howard
    October 6th, 2021 | 9:20 am

    Our sincerest condolences. Kerry & Cassie were always welcome and embraced and that openness and love were extended to me, our children and extended family.
    Donna always had an open door, a full table and an open heart.
    We wish you God’s grace through this incredibly difficult time.
    Kerry, Heather, Liam, Lauren & Lindsay

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