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Elaine  T. (Magner) McDonald

Elaine T. (Magner) McDonald
  • August 9, 1932 - November 23, 2016
  • Needham, Massachusetts

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“Bob - All of us here at ATAB are saddened to hear about the loss of your Mom. We wish to express our most sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Brian Donovan - Norwell, MA

“our sincere condolences. wish all the family well and we'll see you all soon. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: ted sue jen and sarah gallagher - PA

“Steve and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. My sincere condolences to you and your loved ones in this time of grief. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Teresa Maio - Medford, MA

“Bob, Steve and Families~I am very saddened to hear of Elaine's passing. She was such a kind and beautiful woman. May your memories bring you peace...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Paone - Medford, MA

“Bob ans sons so sorry for the loss of your dear one. May the God of all comfort give you peace and comfort beyond what you can imagine. Acts. 17:31. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Louis Mills

“Bev and I have known Elaine for 61 years. Elaine was a special friend, so loving, kind and generous. Over the years, we had so many fun times...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Phil Guarino - Topsfield, MA

“Bob and Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. Elaine was always so kind to me and she will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gail Daly - Woburn, MA - Friend


Elaine T. (Magner) McDonald passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at her home in Needham. She is survived by her husband Bob. They had enjoyed every day of their 61 wonderful years of marriage. Elaine is also survived by three adult sons, Robert Jr. and his wife Tracy of Lexington, Steven and his wife Donna of Westford, and Michael of Needham. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Robert III, Kyle, Brianna, Steven, Sean, and Ryan, and by twin great-grandchildren Luca and Kaeton. Elaine received a B.A. degree in History and Education from Emmanuel College, class of 1954, and taught in the Quincy and Waltham school systems. Following maternal leave to raise a family, Elaine went on to obtain a M.EDUC. from Lesley College in 1976 and entered special education testing in the Waltham school district where she served for 16 years. She was actively involved in local activities and served as president of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Guild. Elaine enjoyed golf at Charles River Country Club in Newton, the Eastman Golf Club in Grantham, NH, and the Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, FL. almost as much as spoiling her offspring, traveling, and casinos. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham on Monday, November 28 from 4-8 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Bartholomew Church, 1180 Greendale Ave Needham, on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA.