Bryant Leonard McDonald

August 14, 1994March 23, 2018

Bryant Leonard McDonald, 23, of Carver, MA, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. He was born in Plymouth, MA, grew up in Carver, MA and graduated from Carver High School.

Bryant had great hands-on skills and was very mechanical. He enjoyed working on cars, motorcycles and construction projects. He was very close with his family. He spent many years building motorcycles with his grandfather and traveling & cooking with his grandmother on his father’s side. He also loved camping, art & crafts, home improvement with his grandparents on his mother’s side. He had a huge heart and had a way of making anyone smile. He would give the shirt off of his back to help a complete stranger. Bryant moved on too soon and will be enormously missed.

Bryant is predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Stanley Berniche. He is survived by his parents, Darren & Barbara McDonald of Carver, MA; his paternal grandparents, Russell & Donna McDonald of Middleboro, MA; his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Berniche of Middleboro, MA; his uncle, Derril McDonald; and many very close uncles, aunts & cousins. He is also survived by his girlfriend of four years, Olivia Pruznick & her family; and countless beloved friends.

Memorial visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 7th from 4-8:00 PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St (Rt. 58) Carver, MA. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 8th at 2:00 PM at the Church of the Vine, 5 Wareham St, S. Carver, MA.

Cremation was private under the direction of the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St., Manasquan, NJ. For more information or to post a tribute, please visit


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 8, 2018

Bryant Leonard McDonald

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Phil Hardwick

April 7, 2018

The Church of the Vine and I pray that God will comfort you in your loss of Bryant and give you peace, strength, and courage to carry on. What has happened to you makes a difference to us. We care and are here for you when you need us. May God’s light shine upon you and fill your hearts with love!


March 28, 2018

My deepest condolences friends and family. May our lovely God comfort you through this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Christopher Gance

March 25, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to the McDonald Family and to all those close to him. Having worked hand and hand with Bryant for the past year has been an absolute honor. He has the heart of a lion and a spirit that can not be measured. Bryant would light up my office and put a smile on everyone's face. His presence would make me feel confident that as a unit we can tackle any problem set before us. Even in the face of an emergency or even a blizzard he would spearhead the effort to get the job done and done correctly. His hard work gave the upmost dedication and perseverance to completing his responsibilities. The honesty and respect he carried himself with made me proud to have him on my team. I would always introduce him to everyone on the property as I was honored to have him by my side. His craftsmen abilities were intuitive and extremely intelligent. Bryant had a special ability, a gift, to communicate with the upmost level of integrity and devotion to his peers and co-workers. Bryant and I would often share time together having breakfast at the local diner where we would discuss life and sports. He was a true Patriots fan to the core. We would go back and forth constantly being as I am a Giants fan. On work orders I would add pictures of Superbowl 42 when the Giants defeated the Patriots and Bryant would leave me Patriot pictures on my truck dashboard or in my desk. He was a true fan of the sport of football and understood the "warrior code" the game was designed around. He even offered to let me wear his Gronkowski jersey during the past Superbowl. He would give the shirt or jersey off his back to help anyone in need or to simply make them smile. Until we meet again in the Halls of Valhalla you will be in my heart and mind.