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Winifred M. (Forster) McDonald

Winifred M. (Forster) McDonald
  • June 18, 1926 - February 5, 2022
  • Saugus, Massachusetts
  • PKU Awareness National PKU Alliance, Inc.
    2809 E. Hamilton Ave., #311
    Eau Claire, WI 54701

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“Your mother was a remarkable woman. Family was everything to her and her love shines in everyone she leaves behind. My sympathy for your loss. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Cynthia Warren - New Orleans, LA

“My deepest condolences to the entire McDonald family. I remember Mrs. McDonald from many years ago when I think she may have been involved with camp...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Maureen barry

“Our deepest Sympathy to you and your Family. Winnie was such a sweet lady who loved her Family. May she rest in Peace. She is home with her other...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dale and Erin

“.Dear Bob Mary Ellen and family. Honestly I do not know what to say about the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. She was blessed in having an...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Cafarella - Coventry, RI

“Dear Ellen, My sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. No matter how long we our mother it is never long enough but you will always honor her...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Carmine Moschella

“Ellen, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. It is never an easy experience. My thought and prayers are with your family, especially you...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mariane McHugh - Saugus, MA

“Mary, Tommy & Family,Deb & I extend our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother/grandmother. Winifred was a special lady indeed. She was the...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Chief Bob Donahue, Retired Massport Fire-Rescue - MA

“I was very sorry to hear of Aunt Winnie's passing. She always had a big smile and a kind word for me and knew how to make my parents laugh at the...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jim McDonald - Minneapolis, MN

“Winnie was a bright light in our lives. To the family- May the memories of your mom fill your hearts forever. We are sorry for your loss. Winnie...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jane and Paul BARTKO - RONCEVERTE, WV


Winifred M. (Forster) McDonald, age 95, of Saugus, formerly of East Boston died February 5 at the Nevins Nursing Center in Methuen.

Born and raised in East Boston she was born June 18, 1926 to the late Charles D. Winifred L. (Doherty) Forster.

Mrs. McDonald raised her family in Saugus and most recently had lived in Lynnfield and Dracut. She had a 40-year working career in various administrative positions at the Suffolk County Private Court, the Saugus General Hospital, Fisher Scientific and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She had also been a soloist at St. Joseph Church in East Boston and St. Margaret's in Saugus. Mrs. McDonald enjoyed lifetime pleasures of arts and crafts, especially ceramics, attending theater, traveling and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. McDonald, Sr. She was the loving mother of Barbara A. Green and her husband Michael of Barrington, RI, Mary C. Berninger and her husband Thomas of East Boston, MA, Ellen L. Faiella and her husband William of Dunstable, MA and Robert J. McDonald, Jr. and his wife Mary Ellen of Lynnfield, MA. She was the sister of the late Charles D. Forster, Jr. and Charles J. Reagan. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St, Saugus, MA on Friday at 11am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, MA on Thursday from 4-7pm. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Covid restrictions: In accordance with town and church guidelines as well as the family wishes, masks are required at the funeral home and church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National MS Society, PO Box #91891, Washington, D.C. 20090 or to PKU Awareness National PKU Alliance, Inc., 2809 E. Hamilton Ave., #311, Eau Claire, WI 54701.