Eunice E. (King)'s Story
Eunice Evelyn (King) Macdonald, at the age of 92, died peacefully in the comforting presence of her family, May 5, 2017.
Eunice was the beloved wife of Nathaniel Macdonald, M.D. for 68 years. Childhood sweethearts, they met in Danvers in their teens and went on to marry and raise their children there. She was proud of her family and loved any opportunity to tell others of their accomplishments. She adored Nat and they were so rarely apart that their children cannot recall that they were separated more than a few times in their first 65 year of marriage. She instilled in her children the importance of family in a warm and loving home and through their loving example of marriage.
Eunice and Nat loved to play golf in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida. Her claim to fame was her hole-in-one. She loved to jitterbug and to shop for herself and others. Eunice loved to entertain her children and grandchildren and created many memories for them, especially on the fourth of July at the lake and Thanksgiving and Christmas at their Massachusetts home.
She will be lovingly missed by her four children and their spouses, Deborah (Harry) Ritchie, Douglas (Cheryl) Macdonald, Barbara (Barry) Crommett, Natalie (William) Whelan; and her 11 loving grandchildren and their spouses, Katie (Greg) Salois, Scott (Kelly) Macdonald, Becky (Ryan) Murphy, Peter (Liz) Crommett, Matthew (Sophie) Crommett, JB (Ashley) Macdonald, Amanda (Ben) Farrer, Mari Crommett, Kevin Whelan, Jack Whelan, and Kellie Macdonald; and her great-grandchildren, Austin, Grady, Shea, Nathaniel, Will, Marshall, and Madeleine.
Eunice leaves behind her husband, Nathaniel, who lovingly cared for her until she was 89. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Jane King and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Elinor, Stafford and wife, Ruth, Barbara, and Bruce King; nephew, Randy; and her granddaughter, Courtney.
The family would like to thank the kind caregivers at the Atrium and especially her hospice nurses from Care Dimensions.
Her funeral services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Eunice's memory to the Josephine and John Marr Alzheimer's Research Fund, c/o Brigham & Women's Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02116. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on May 10, 2017