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MacDonald, Daniel N.

Daniel Nicholson MacDonald, a resident of the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 1, 2013.  He was 81.  Daniel was born January 24, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the three sons of Hannah Jane (MacDonald) and Daniel Nicholson MacDonald, immigrants from Prince Edward Island, Canada.  He was a graduate of Boston Trade High School and served in the US Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany.  Daniel owned and operated his own Real Estate business.  He was the husband of fifty years of the late Eleanor Frances (Hufnagle) who predeceased him in 2001.  Daniel is survived by his daughter, Janice Ellen Walsh of Osterville, MA; his three sons, Douglas E. MacDonald of Marstons Mills, MA, Daniel N. MacDonald III of Barberville, FL, and Donald F. MacDonald of Alexandria, VA; his two brothers, Arthur and Orville MacDonald, both of Naples, FL; his eight grandchildren, Daniel E. MacDonald, Hillary Portell, Derek A. MacDonald, Danielle Leffler, Katherine Walsh, Joseph Walsh, James Walsh, and Elizabeth Walsh; and four great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, September 4th from 6 to 9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, MA.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Thursday at 10 AM at the funeral home followed by burial in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Brookline, MA.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy & Rick Marsh
    September 2nd, 2013 | 8:37 pm

    Dan will be greatly missed in the greater MacDonald-Marsh family. Danny has lost a wonderful grandfather.

  2. Mary Wild
    September 2nd, 2013 | 10:46 pm

    and so, now Dan has joined his beloved Eleanor whom he loved dearly and he will be missed so much by his family and friends. I will never forget his generosity and kindness to his dear friend Gene and his family. Those of us who are left behind will remember him fondly. Dan was a gem to all who knew him – my mother-in-law once referred to him as “a diamond in the rough” and that he certainly was. Love you Dan.

  3. Bruno Freitas
    September 3rd, 2013 | 12:42 pm

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to MacDonald family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Pam & Buddy Sullivan
    September 3rd, 2013 | 6:30 pm

    Janice,Jay and Family. We sorry for your loss of your father. Your in our thoughts and prayers

  5. Will & Melissa Otero
    September 3rd, 2013 | 10:18 pm

    Donnie, our hearts go out to you and your family during this sad time. We are thinking of all of you.

  6. Will and Melissa Otero
    September 4th, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Our heartfelt sympathies for the entire MacDonald family during this difficult time. You are all in our prayers.

  7. Scott and Suzanne Delaney
    September 5th, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    Don and Family, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your father and family and are in our thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Suzanne and Scott

  8. Helen & George Simard
    September 6th, 2013 | 6:26 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. We were good friends and neighbors from Meadowbrook Rd.

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