John F. MacDonald
November 2, 1943 – August 11, 2019
John Francis MacDonald, 75, passed away Sunday August 11, 2019 at Danbury Hospital. John was born in Greenwich CT on November 2, 1943 on his mother’s birthday. He was the son of the late William and Mary (Dooley) MacDonald.
John was also predeceased by his sister Patricia (MacDonald) Hennessy. John lived in Glenville for much of his life.
John graduated from Saint Mary’s High School. He would often share his memories of his trip across the country in his Pontiac GTO following high school. When younger, John worked for the US Postal Service. An automobile accident left him paralyzed in his thirties, but he remained independent for over 20 years. He spent the past fifteen years in nursing home care. The family would like to thank his two caregivers who over the years who made a difference in his life, Agnes and Millie.
John is survived by his nieces and their spouses: Kim (Hennessy) and Kevin Morgan, Colleen (Hennessy) and Rick Young, Kerri (Hennessy) and Gene Tompkins, and Jennifer (Hennessy) and Al Miano. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Neil Hennessy and his wife, Annie Hennessy; ten great nieces and nephews and many cousins throughout the US and Nova Scotia.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of John’s life from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, CT.
Burial will occur privately at a later date.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, you may contribute to assisting seniors with food insecurity by donating to United Way of Western Connecticut in John’s memory at www.uwwesternct.org.
- John is survived by his nieces and their spouses: Kim (Hennessy) and Kevin Morgan, Colleen (Hennessy) and Rick Young, Kerri (Hennessy) and Gene Tompkins, and Jennifer (Hennessy) and Al Miano. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Neil Hennessy, ten great nieces and nephews and many cousins throughout the US and Nova Scotia.
- Memorial Gathering Friday, August 16, 2019
John F. MacDonald
August 18, 2019
John was one of my favorite patients at Masonicare. I always enjoyed visiting him on Sunday and bringing him Holy Communion. He was always so glad to see all The Ministers. He was a very special guy. He was always happy and never complained about anything. I am so sad to hear of his passing and that I just found out today when I went to visit him. I missed his service. He will be greatly missed. MayGid Bless his familyduring this most difficult time. Lynda Healey St Rose Extra ordinary Minister of HolyCommunion
August 13, 2019
To Kim, Colleen, Keri and Jennifer and families:
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved Johnny! The lovely photo of him which you chose is how I best remember my cousin! He enjoyed his trips to both Nova Scotia and Florida to visit his relatives! We had a good talk together shortly before his mother, Mary, died. He cared for his family very much! God bless him! Requiescat in pace!
Much love to you and yours,
Fr. J. Elliott O'Neal
August 13, 2019
To the Hennessy family
Please know that we are mourning with you the loss of Johnny, who was very dear to his NS relatives. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man. John has many fond memories of the times they spent together on his many trips to NS.
Sending you love and hugs during this time.
Aunt Willemina MacDonald,Ingrid,John, Hilde,Margie,Bernice,NormaJean and Martha