Katherine MacDonald

  • Born: November 1, 1931
  • Died: November 6, 2018
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Katherine "Kay" MacDonald, 87, passed away peacefully at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH on November 6, 2018. She was born November 1, 1931 in Brentwood, NH, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Domingue) Marcotte.

Kay grew up in Brentwood and attended Sanborn Seminary. She graduated from Plymouth State Teachers College, where she met her husband, Tom.

Kay taught kindergarten for more than 30 years at Pearl St. School and Green Acres Elementary School. She was a longtime Communicant of St. Anne-St. Augustin Church.

She was a member of the Manchester Retired Teachers Association and ETA Sorority.

She loved spending time with her family and was a passionate Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots fan. Living with bipolar disorder, she raised a wonderful family, enjoyed a gratifying professional career, and maintained a positive attitude.

Kay was predeceased by her husband, Tom, on January 13th, 1987, and several of her siblings.

Katherine is survived by her son, Michael and his wife, Donna of Goffstown; son, Dr. Brian and his wife, Connie of Rockville, MD; grandchildren: Cara MacDonald Stuart and her husband Erik of Norwell, MA; Thomas MacDonald of Dorchester, MA; Deborah MacDonald of Levittown, NY and Phillip MacDonald of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Brunette and brother-in-law, Leopold and brother, Conrad Marcotte and many nieces, nephews, and devoted friends.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Bedford Falls and Hillsborough County Nursing Home for the wonderful and compassionate care she received.

SERVICES: Friends and family may visit with her family on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Anne-St. Augustin Church 382 Beech St. Manchester, NH 03103 or The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.phaneuf.net


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in peace sweet lady. You made kindergarten a fun place to be at Green Acres School. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Kelly George - Manchester, NH   November 11, 2018


Rest In Peace my friend. I had the pleasure of knowing you and taking care of you at Bedford Falls. You will be missed Kay. Xxxooo

Posted by Donna Cronier - Manchester, NH   November 11, 2018

Brian and Mike-So sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by Dave Ceplinskas - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   November 11, 2018

Remembering Kay when she joined our family reunions. She opened her heart and fit right in. That said a lot about her wonderful being. I join all of you in celebrating her. Adriana Robledo

Posted by Adriana Robledo - Sarasota, FL - Family Friend   November 11, 2018

Kay, RIP. You were a wonderful person and
I will always remember you volunteering your time at all the church functions at St Anne's-St Augustine's and being very welcoming to everyone. Kelly McDonald Herod

Posted by Kelly Herod - Goffstown, NH - Neighbor   November 11, 2018

Kay was always wonderful to me. I have fond memories of the time we spent together. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Linda Staton - Knoxville, TN   November 10, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing Kay.
She always had smile and a kind word , she greatly loved her family . She will be deeply missed by all. Rest in peace my friend. xoxoxoox

Posted by Donna Dining Manager - Bedford Falls   November 09, 2018

Kay was an inspiration to us all, a remarkable woman, extraordinary human being, loving mother and grandmother. The Robledos, all of us, will miss her so much.

Posted by Connie Robledo - Rockville, MD - Daughter   November 09, 2018

In my heart and my wonderful memories forever, love you Mama Kay

Posted by Deborah MacDonald - Long Island, NY - Grandchild   November 09, 2018

A compassionate educator and beautiful woman. She made her Mark and will be missed.

Posted by Kathlyne Aylward - Venice, FL   November 09, 2018

Brian-So sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. She was so proud of you and your brother! She was a wonderful person!

Posted by Maureen LaFleur Richardson    November 09, 2018

To my good friend Mike and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My wife and I are thinking of you today. Hopefully being together will bring you comfort. Joe and Jody Baroody.

Posted by Joe Baroody - Manchester, NH - Friend   November 09, 2018

So sorry to hear about the passing of Kay. She was such a wonderful, caring, special friend who will be missed more than words can say. All the years teaching together at Green Acres, activities at ADK Sorority, fun times laughing and sharing stories, the long phone calls on Saturday mornings while I was wintering in Florida are lasting memories. She was one "Special Lady" who touched so many lives. My sympathies to the entire family... Michael & Brian you were so lucky to have such a special Mother...thoughts & prayers to you all.

Posted by Linda Gagnon - Goffstown, NH   November 09, 2018

May the MacDonald Family know they are in our thoughts and prayers. I recall Mike speaking of meeting up with his mom on Wednesdays, and thinking how lucky they both were to have that time together. May she rest in peace, knowing she was loved.

Posted by Phyllis & Bob Hanavan - Goffstown, NH - Friend   November 08, 2018

Many wonderful years of rewarding friendship.
We will all miss her, will be hard to realize she is not just a phone call away, thanks Michael and Brian for sharing such a special person, love, Sally

Posted by Sally Rossetti Sally.Rossetti32@gmail.com - south harwich, MA - Friend   November 08, 2018

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Community Photos

We all went to school with you and grew up together. You were a nice person. You will be missed.
At Phillip's high school graduation. Cary, NC
Mama Kay