Obituaries

Tami J. MacDonald

December 1st, 2020

Tami J. MacDonald, age 52, of Billerica, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2020, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Tami was born on February 15, 1968, in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of Angus and Norma MacDonald. Tami was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1986. Tami was quite an athlete and a stand out hockey player; she went on to further her education earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology where she played Hockey for all four years.

Tami was a hard worker and was never afraid of a challenge; at the time of her death she was employed with the Tunnel Worker’s Union in Boston.

Tami’s was known to be very family oriented; she was a devoted mother to her sons Matthew and Cameron, they were her pride and joy. Tami loved spending time with her family; she enjoyed hosting many pool parties during the summer, spending Christmas Eve with the family at her brother Jack’s home, traveling to Europe to spend time with her brother Greg’s family and her many visits to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to be with her Canadian family.

Tami will be fondly remembered as a beautiful person, inside and out. She was a hard worker who was generous and kind towards everyone. Tami had a passion for many sports but was an AVID Boston Bruins Fan and never missed a game. She was fun, happy and loved being with “her boys”. Tami loved those around her with all her heart and she will forever be missed.

Tami was the devoted mother of Matthew DeMarco of Tewksbury and Cameron Fabrizio of Billerica, she was the cherished only daughter of Norma (Keefe) MacDonald of Tewksbury, formerly of Wilmington and Angus MacDonald of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Tami was the dear sister of John “Jack” MacDonald and his wife Lori of Reading, Greg MacDonald and his wife Helena of Berlin, Germany and the late Keith “Keke” MacDonald. She was the loving aunt of Kara, Nicolas, Maria, Alex, Rachel, Audrey and Malcolm. She is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tami’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions and for everyone’s safety, the family of Tami MacDonald has decided to hold a celebration of her life at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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17 Entries in Guest Book for “Tami J. MacDonald”

  1. Beverly Berrigan says:

    Dear Norma and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Tami’s passing. My condolences to all. May she rest in peace.
    Tami and Keith are now together.

    Love and Prayers,
    Bev Berrigan

  2. Dianne Chalifour says:

    Norma, Angus, Jack, Greg, Matt, Cameron and the rest of the family,
    Tami was a very special friend to me. We shared so many trips and fun times, as well as some of life’s other “ups” and “downs”. I am picturing her, Keith and Sue together again, and can hear their voices and laughter. I know that she will be missed immensely but she is at peace and not suffering anymore. And she is not gone – only from our sight. Sending you love and light, and my deepest sympathy in your loss.

    Love,
    Dianne

    Henry Van Dyke “Gone From My Sight”
    I am standing upon the seashore.
    A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze,
    and starts for the blue ocean.
    She is an object of beauty and strength,
    and I stand and watch her until she hangs like a speck of white cloud
    just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
    Then someone at my side says: “There! She’s gone!”
    Gone where? Gone from my sight – that is all.
    She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side,
    and just as able to bear her load of living freight
    to the place of her destination.
    Her diminished size is in me, and not in her.
    And just at the moment
    when someone at my side says: “There! She’s gone!”
    there are other eyes that are watching for her coming;
    and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
    “Here she comes!”

  3. Stacey Campbell Cacciatore MacDonald says:

    Tammy was my 1st cousin but we made a pact to be “”sisters” MANY YEARS ago. I LOVED her so very much. I was there the day she came home after birth and watched her learn to walk…She visited me in Florida; we spoke on the phone EVERY NIGHT no matter what; we watched Celtics and BRUINS games on the phone together; shared secrets.She WAS, IS, AND ALWAYS BE MY BABY SIS; We called eachother “Thelma and Louise”……I LOVE U THELMA, UR FOREVER IN MY HEART..I MISS U SO MUCH BABY SIS….???? LOUISE

  4. Stacey Campbell Cacciatore MacDonald says:

    The question marks were supposed to be !!!!

  5. Theresa Catalano says:

    Tami was a special friend. She was more like a Sister to me. She will always hold a special place in my heart. My deepest condolences to the family. RIP
    Theresa Catalano??

  6. Michael, Brenda, & Caryssa Ingersoll says:

    I am so so sorry. May you find the STRENGTH from all the LOVE & SUPPORT to help you at such a difficult time. Beautiful Obituary & comments in Guest Book. Dad & Linda were honored to have spoken with you Tami.
    Prayers to All! Straight-up! Love, The MacDonald’s
    Rest In Peace Tami Jean

  7. Frank Mac Donald says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Tami always took the time to share a smile, a kind word, and a laugh. She was truly a shining light in the world and will be sorely missed. I count myself blessed to have known her. God must’ve needed a very special angel, because he took one of the best back home.

    Rest in Peace Tami.

    With love,
    Frankie MacDonald

  8. George & Florence McHugh says:

    Angus,Norma and family
    Please accept our condolences on your loss,we know all our children are special and their loss has to be a terrible thing.Our prayers are with you and Tami may she rest in peace with the Lord .

  9. Kathy Vayo Thurston says:

    Norma Jack Greg and Angus my heart goes out to you all. My heart hurts to lose my friend Tami. Never did you not have a smile on your face and you would forever keep me and Sue laughing. I believe heaven got one more angel and I believe you are up there with Keith and Sue having a great time now. I am glad you are out of pain and are at peace my friend I am going to miss you but I know your with the best of them!! ????

  10. Frank stone says:

    Norma so sorry to hear about tami my heart goes out for you had fond memories of her on the softball team stay strong and safe

  11. Bill Merrill says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Tami’s passing. Sweet girl with a great smile. Jeannie and Keith will take her under their wings. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Cindy(Mucci) Twombly says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Matt, Cam, and family in the loss of your
    beautiful mother. God blessed our lives having you and your mom as very special friends and such wonderful neighbors. Memories of happy times spent together after school, vacations, birthday parties, and more are moments we will always cherish. Your mother was one of the kindest, sweetest, and most loving people I’ve ever known…May you find comfort in your sorrow knowing that she is in peace in the presence of the Lord ??????????????
    In His Love, Cindy, Kevin & Matthew Twombly

  13. Cindy(Mucci) Twombly says:

    As noted above—-The question marks on my post were praying hands, purple cross, and white dove…looks like emojis don’t come up on guest book entry

  14. Lori Burgomaster says:

    Dear MacDonald Family,
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for Tami’s passing. Another little sister gone too soon.
    Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort.
    Lori and Tom Burgomaster

  15. Frank Calabro-88- says:

    So Sorry for your Loss.
    I worked for Tammy out on Deer Island. She was the Yard Foreman. Always one step ahead. Smart, Energetic, Tough as nails. Always there. Always Smiling. A Hard worker everyday. She’ll be remembered and missed by every Local 88 Member that EVER had the pleasure of working with or kindly meeting her.
    Rest In Peace Tammy.
    We will not forget.
    We’ll always remember.

  16. Alisa Orlando Georgoulis says:

    Im So very sorry to hear of Tami`s passing.It seems like yesterday, we were all hanging out,or going to one of Tami`s hockey games.The MacDonald Family is a very special Family.Many People have wonderful,funny,and sometimes sad stories,but, as a whole,growing up,with the MacDonalds was one to be treasured, as I have,for Many ,many years.I Pray Tami is at peace,and with her brother Keith.You are all in my Heart, and my Prayers.With My Love Alisa

  17. Michael Stokes says:

    Norma and family ,
    We are so sorry to hear of Tami’s passing. May she rest in peace. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Michael and Michelle Stokes

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