Richard E. McDonald

May 4, 1943 ~ October 14, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Richard McDonald Obituary

Richard E. McDonald, born on May 4, 1943, in Winthrop, and a long-time resident of East Boston and Revere, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2023. Richard was a beloved figure in his community, known for his warm heart, love for family, and passion for life.

Richard was the former proprietor of Heights Donuts, a place where friendships were forged and stories were shared over coffee and pastries. Beyond his dedication to his business, Richard had a deep affection for music, movies, horse racing, and keno. He had an insatiable love for life's simple pleasures, and these interests brought him joy throughout his journey.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Nina Elizabeth (Walsh), and his loving children, Linda Cohen and her husband David of Winthrop, and Richard McDonald and his wife Jacqueline of Waltham. Richard was also a cherished brother to Rosemarie Murray. He leaves behind a legacy in his grandchildren Kenneth McDonald, Cameron McDonald and his partner Cayla, and Isabella McDonald, as well as great-grandchildren Madison and Hazel.

Richard was predeceased by his parents Florence (Bailey) and Anthony Ferragamo Sr. and brothers William McDonald, John McDonald and his surviving spouse Mary, Anthony Ferragamo Jr. and his sister Carolann Guarino. He is also remembered fondly by numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he held dear.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 18, from 4-8 pm at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home located at 971 Saratoga St in East Boston. A funeral service to honor Richard's life will take place on Thursday, October 19th, at 10 am at the same location. Richard will be laid to rest at Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle section.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to Survivors by the Sea, 180 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA, a cause that was close to Richard's heart. Richard's memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

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October 18, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Service
October 19, 2023

10:00 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

October 19, 2023

10:45 AM
Winthrop Belle Isle Cemetery
100 Kennedy Drive
Winthop, MA 02152


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