Paul Scott MacDonald

June 2, 1972April 6, 2019
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Paul Scott MacDonald, 46, of New York, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He leaves behind his wife of 15 years, Jamie Green MacDonald.

Scott was born to Paul and Kathleen MacDonald in Lowell, MA, and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish. He attended the Reilly School and the Moody School in Lowell, and St. John’s Prep in Danvers. Growing up in Belvidere, he loved to play sports, work his after-school job at Alexis Drug, serve on the ski patrol at Nashoba, and drive his teachers crazy.

Scott found his true calling while working at Saints Memorial Medical Center, an experience that led him to launch his career as a paramedic. After spending time as an EMT at Trinity EMS in Lowell, Scott earned his Paramedic Certificate from Northeastern University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in 1996. He then moved to NYC and spent over 15 years at New York Presbyterian Hospital, specializing in critical neonatal and pediatric care. He took great pride in helping children and their families, and in teaching and mentoring future paramedics. Most notably, Scott was a first responder at ground zero on 9/11, an experience that profoundly impacted his life.

Scott was a die hard Boston sports fan, and especially loved wearing his Red Sox or Patriots hat proudly around his Manhattan neighborhood to stir things up. Scott was incredibly generous in every way. When he wasn’t saving lives or taking care of his friends and family, he and Jamie could be found spending time with his parents at the Cape, skiing in the mountains of New England and Colorado, or scuba diving in a tropical locale. He was a master storyteller, leaving no detail untold but often embellishing new ones to keep his audiences entertained. Scott never met a meal he didn't love and enjoyed cooking delicious meals for his loved ones.

In addition to his wife Jamie MacDonald of NYC, Scott is survived by his parents Paul and Kathleen MacDonald of South Dennis, MA; his sister, Caitlin MacDonald of San Francisco, CA; his aunt Mary Jane Farley of Dennis, MA; his uncles Brian MacDonald of Swampscott, MA and Mark MacDonald of Lowell, MA; his Godson Patrick MacDonald of Burlington, MA; his in-laws Bob & Tami Green and sister-in-law Ali DiBiasio (Daniel), all of Darien, CT; his brother-in-law Zach Green (Kate) of Midland, Michigan; four beloved nieces and his many cousins.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 12th from 4-7pm at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Rt. 134 in South Dennis, MA. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10am on Saturday, April 13th at St. Pius X church at 5 Barbara St. in South Yarmouth, MA. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Dennis, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National EMS Memorial Service at For online condolences please visit

A memorial celebration will take place at a later date in New York City.


  • Calling Hours Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, April 13, 2019

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Lorie Reidy

April 20, 2019

Paul was such a nice guy from a very nice family-we all had such a nice time at jaime and Paul's wedding. He will be missed. Lorie,Dave, and Caitlin Reidy

Shawn Bohen

April 15, 2019

Dear Catilin and family - You are in our hearts and we are so very sorry to hear about Paul's death. The i3 team which Caitlin graced with her indomitable energy and creativity leading Nest at Year Up before heading to Google has made a donation to the National EMS Memorial (although we were flummoxed to sort how to do so in his honor. )

With much love and support - Shawn, Elyse, Jay and team

Leonid Tunik

April 12, 2019

Dearest Paul, Kathleen, and Jamie. Our condolences and thoughts are with you. Jeremia and Leonid.

Jim Guidi

April 11, 2019

Debbie and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim and Debbie Guidi

Michael O'Loughlin

April 11, 2019

Dearest Jamie,
Prayers and condolences to you and your family. Rest In Eternal Peace, Scott.
Some gave all!
Of course, as a first responder from the events of September 11, 2001, all NYPH members are in the registry database. Please stay in touch with them? I admired Scott's writing and poetry—which the guys kept posted in dispatch—about that outrageous day!
When I retired from FDNY*EMS and came over to NYPH, Scott was the ombudsman helping me through the incredible critical care transition. Somehow, the Lowell kid saw a connection with a Bronx guy. Awesome. Scott, a Renaissance man in the midst. I’ll always be appreciative for his friendship. My family is praying for yours.
An old NYC Citywide dispatch recital goes: “fellow officers, wishing you a safe and secure tour of duty. All our trust and confidence in you, and our faith, in HIM.” Amen.

Karen Manning

April 11, 2019

Dear Kathleen, Paul, and family,
We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. No parent should have to go through this. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hopefully your great memories will see you through such a difficult time.
Karen and Bill Manning

Steven Frudak

April 11, 2019

Joe Formosa

April 10, 2019

Dear Jamie
I was shocked when I read your email about Scott passing. My last talk with him was last week and told me that it’s not the same in 512. My response was I miss you too. He was so excited about his new job. He parted by saying have a good night Joe. I was not only your building manager but also became your friend. I will miss Scott. Condolences to you Jamie and all your family. May you Rest In Peace dear Scott.

Sharon Cushing

April 10, 2019

Dear Paul and Kathy and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Scott. Sending all of you my love and support and wishes that you be comforted by your family and friends.

Kathy, I still remember driving with you and Dave to get an ice cream the day Scott was born.

I'm sure that you have wonderful memories.

Sharon Cushing

Eileen Dinneen

April 10, 2019

Paul,Kathy, and family, I am so sorry for your loss.