MACDONALD, Rev. Paul V. Age 88, passed away peacefully November 17, 2020 after a brief illness. Fr Paul was a retired priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for over 60 years. He was a member of the class of 1959 St. John’s Seminary.A lifelong resident of West Roxbury, he was the son of the late Leo V and Jeanetta MacDonald. Paul was also predeceased by his brother David and his wife Lucy ( Iadonis), and her son Kenny (Logan) of Dedham, MA. He is survived by his beloved cousins, John R., Daniel F., and Paul E. of Boston and Edward J., of Wilmington, N.C. Fr Paul also leaves behind MacDonald Cousins in Maple Hill, PEI Canada where he spent many summers in his youth; Grant, Gerard, Barbara(Brazil), Kermit, Mary J.(Gallant) and their spouses and families. In Toronto, Ontario Margaret and John. Minnesota cousins include Charles, Jean, Linda and Mary MacDonald along with Margaret Reese of California. Predeceased by cousins Rod, Ronald and Donald MacDonald of Canada and Edward MacDonald of Boston.Father Paul served at St. Williams, Dorchester, St. Coleman’s, Brockton, Sacred Heart, Weymouth Landing and St. Francis Xavier, Scituate. His dedicated service continued in the parishes of St. John Chrysostom and St. Theresa, both in West Roxbury and St. Joseph’s, Needham. Fr. Paul was a true man of the people who loved animals, and was well known in both the parishes and restaurants in West Roxbury and Dedham. His neighbors, their pets, parishioners and waitstaff were like family to him and his presence will be sorely missed.Fr. Paul will lie-in-state at St. John Chrysostom Church, 4750 Washington Street, West Roxbury on Monday November 23, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (COVID-19 guidelines will be followed with masks and social distancing maintained.) A private concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church on Tuesday.The Funeral Mass will be available for live streaming on Tuesday, November 24th at 12:00 noon.To View Live Stream of the Funeral Mass or to leave a condolence for the family please visit: www.gormleyfuneral.com On-line condolences may also be left through Hennessey Funeral Home at www.islandowned.ca
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