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James V. MacDonald

Date of Death: March 23, 2011

Date of Birth: November 9, 1917

Biography:

James V. MacDonald, 93, of Lewiston, died March 23rd, 2011 at Central Maine Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

James was born on November 9th, 1917 in Canada, the son of Allen and Edith MacDonald. He was raised on Prince Edward Island until he was 19 years old and then he moved to Rumford, ME where he enlisted in the Marine Corp.

He served his country proudly for 23 years, having spent time in the Pacific Theater, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant. After which he began a career in Civil Service at Camp Lejeune,  NC retiring after 20 years.  He  and his wife were long time residents of North Carolina and moved to Maine 7 years ago.

James was a member of Holy Family Church and Elks Lodge. He enjoyed playing cribbage at the Pastime Club and playing pool at the Elks and also for the City League. He volunteered at the Elks during Bingo.

He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret (McKenna); sons James of Raleigh, NC, Robert of Swansboro, NC, and Gary MacDonald of Texas; stepson James MacPhee of Easton, MA; stepdaughter Laura MacPhee of Brunswick, ME; grandchildren Joshua and Erica MacDonald, Joseph MacPhee; and great-grandchildren Logan and Lennon. He was predeceased by his first wife Lauranna McLellan and his parents.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston, ME . A funeral service will be held at Funeral Alternatives on Monday at 11 AM with military honors. Burial will be held privately at Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, Augusta.  In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to St. Mary’s  Hospital, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 4th floor, 93 Campus Ave., Lewiston, ME  04240.

 

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