December 25, 1949 - April 18, 2019
Visitation: Wednesday, April 24th 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston
Upton and formerly Holliston-
Edward Angus McDonald, 69, of Upton and a former longtime Holliston resident, passed away at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Thursday, April 18, 2019, after a long and arduous battle with leukemia. Born in Newton, he was the son of the late Dorothy (Sharkey) and Edward A. McDonald. He was the husband of 45 years to Stephanie (Noble) McDonald, his high school sweetheart.
Ned was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He worked as an electrical engineer for the MBTA for 31 years. After a brief retirement he spent another 10 years at Parsons Brinckerhoff. Ned was a skilled craftsman, having spent years restoring antique wooden Chris Craft boats. He was also a lifetime Corvette enthusiast, taking particular pride in meticulously maintaining his ’66 coupe. On any given day he could be found in his workshop, garage or yard taking pleasure in tinkering and creating works of art. He was always known as the person to reach out to for help or advice no matter the size of the project. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, as nothing was more important to him. He especially loved watching his grandchildren’s activities and spending time at his vacation home on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Besides his wife, Edward is survived by his two children, Benjamin Edward McDonald and his wife, Jennifer of Holliston, and Courtney Nicole Nappa and her husband, Corey of Franklin. He also leaves behind 5 siblings, Catherine Hall and her husband, Albert of Hamilton, Stephen McDonald of NYC, Dorothy Roth and her husband, Stephen of Salisbury, Michael McDonald and his wife, Sharon of Norfolk, and William McDonald and his wife, Rebecca of Stonington, CT; as well as 5 cherished grandchildren, Samantha and Alexander McDonald and Stella, Payton, and Mickalino Nappa and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 24th 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. An intimate funeral service will be held on Thursday with family and close friends followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 98018 Washington, DC, 20090 or lls.org, or to Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or jimmyfund.org or become a donor for the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP) at bethematch.org