Mary E. McDonald

February 23rd, 2017

Mary E. McDonald (McCarron), age 92, of Wilmington, passed away on February 21, 2017.

Mary was a loving wife and mother, she was predeceased by her husband the late Jerome P. McDonald and young son Michael McDonald. She was the devoted mother of Jeanne Liston of Wilmington, Nancy Peabody & her husband Mark Peabody of Londonderry, NH. Mother in law of Kenneth Liston of Haverhill, loving grandmother of Joseph Liston, Michael Peabody, Meredith Peabody, and Nathan Peabody, cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Blanche (LaBonte) McCarron. Mary is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mary was a very active member of the Wilmington Senior Center where she would spend endless hours socializing with her friends, enjoying game day, movies, and exercise classes. Mary was also an avid bowler, joining her longtime friends and teammates every week for bowling and luncheons.

As a Veteran, Mary was proud to serve her country, always happy to attend Veterans events and parades where she would often be the oldest woman veteran honored.

Most of all she always enjoyed the time she spent with her daughters and their families; attending the grandchildren’s sporting events, family vacations, and participating in the milestones in her grandchildren’s lives which were always a highlight for her. Mary so enjoyed attending family gatherings and holidays. She loved spending time with members of her extended family and these precious times were what kept Mary young at heart.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, February 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn, MA. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, February 26th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Mary’s memory may be made to which supports Homeless Women Veterans and their children … Mary was a U. S. Air Force Veteran who proudly served during the Korean War.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Mary E. McDonald”

  1. Betsy, Dianne & Julia says:

    We will always remember Mrs. McDonald as a fun loving member of the extended Peabody clan. Her sense of humor and great stories about “the old days” will be missed at our family events. She was wonderful example for how to live life with faith and hope. Thinking of you all and we’ll miss being with you to celebrate her life.

  2. Kate & Jack Howell says:

    Mary was an extraordinary woman, so full of life, vibrant and spry at 90+ years young. We are saddened by her death, and so sorry for your loss. We will always remember, and cherish the memories of the many family gatherings we were blessed to share with her over the years. Rest in peace dear Mary, your legacy lives on in those you leave behind.

  3. Bil & Pat Mason says:

    Jean & Nancy, we are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing away. She was a wonderful person and we are fortunate to have had her as a friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  4. Daniel&julie McDonald says:

    so sorry for your lose dan is heart broken he sais she was an amazing women I
    only met her couple of times she was a spit fire rest in peace aunt mary xoxo

    your nephew Daniel McDonald & spouse

  5. kelly dineen says:

    Jeanne & Nancy, so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special woman She will certainly be missed by many, especially me. Mary meant a great deal to me. Thinking of you and your whole family. You have my deepest sympathies

  6. Susan Botelho says:

    Jean & Nancy, So Sorry, to hear of the loss of your mom. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Susan Botelho Clark & Family

  7. Lisa Bozzella says:

    Nancy, Jean and family,
    I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She always reminded me of my own mom, and I know they spent time together at the senior center. The Giroux and Bozzella families are thinking of you.

  8. Mark A. Coursey says:

    Sorry to hear this news. I didn’t know Mrs. McDonald but knew Jeanne and Nancy. They were outstanding ladies.

  9. Mark A. Coursey says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. McDonald. I knew Jeanne and Nancy and they are outstanding ladies.

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