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Shirley Ann (Gareri) MacDonald

November 19, 2019


Mrs. Shirley A. (Gareri) MacDonald, 84, of Milford MA died Tuesday (November 19, 2019) at the Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was the beloved wife of Harry P. MacDonald.


Mrs. MacDonald was born in Milford MA, the daughter of the late Joseph R. Gareri Sr. and the late Viola (Dugas) Gareri. She was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1953.


Mrs. MacDonald spent most of her working career as a bookkeeper & receptionist at MacDonald Plumbing & Heating Inc., assisting her two sons in operating the family owned business. She also had attained her real estate agent’s license in the 1980’s.


Mrs. MacDonald had spent most of her life residing in Milford. She also resided in Mendon for twenty years, prior to returning to Milford two years ago.


Along with her beloved husband of 66 years, she is survived by her 3 Children: Joseph P. MacDonald and his wife Deborah of Hopedale MA, James M. MacDonald and his wife Debra of Mendon MA and Judith A. Grabathy and her husband John of Mendon MA; 9 Grandchildren: Joseph F. MacDonald of Worcester MA, Brittany A. Kessel and her husband Brad of Bellingham MA, Jesse MacDonald of Miami FL, Michael MacDonald of Hopedale MA, MacKenzie MacDonald of Mendon MA, James MacDonald of Mendon MA, Benjamin MacDonald of Mendon MA, Zachary MacDonald of CT and Hannah Grabathy of Webster MA; her 2 Great Granddaughters: Gemma Kessel and Brookelyn Grabathy; also several nieces & nephews.


Her funeral will be held Friday (November 22nd)from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 NOON in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 19 Winter Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford MA.A visitation period will be held Friday (November 22nd) from 10am to 11:30am, prior to her Funeral Mass.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105

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November 22, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
44 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Mass of Christian Burial
November 22, 2019

12:00 PM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
19 Winter Street
Milford, MA 01757

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