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NATICK – James McDonald, 78, of Natick, also known as Jim or Jimmy passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

He was born in Newton, growing up in Nonantum (the lake) with his proud parents Felictina and Arthur McDonald.

He served in the Navy with pride to his country and the flag.

When returning he met the love of his life Gale Geraci. Jim and Gale got married in the Mary Immaculate of the lords Church in Newton upper falls. They both raised their family in the falls before moving to North Avenue in Natick. From there they moved to a different home in Natick where Jimmy lived with his wife, Gale McDonald, his daughter, Linda McDonald and his two grandchildren Samantha and Steven Lyttle. He was also surrounded by his grandchild, Kaitlyn Lyttle of Lexington and many other family members he loved dearly.

Jimmy worked very hard at Sherman paper company to support his family.

Jimmy loved Christmas and even more loved to dress up like Santa to bring joy to the children. Halloween was another one of his favorite holidays which was celebrated for many years with grand Halloween parties with the whole family. He loved going to Lake Winnepesaukee on vacation spending time with his family. He also enjoyed fishing in his canoe on weekends. He cherished all the trips he was able to go on with his loving wife Gale. Jimmy had a powerful voice that he would share long lasting advice, stories and wisdom with to everyone around him.

May James McDonald Rest In Peace. 

A celebration of life is planned for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, James family requests donations in his name to Embrace a Family in Natick who has been there to help him and his family in times of need.

Donations can be made at or mailed to: Embrace A Family c/o The Rotary Club of Natick, P.O. Box 16, Natick, MA 01760.

Arrangement by Everett Funeral Home in Natick.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.