McDonald, Mary J., 1943-2021. It is with profound sadness that the family of Mary J. McDonald announces the news of her death. She resided in Billerica, MA, formerly of Cambridge. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael J. and Jane B. McDonald of Cambridge. She was the beloved sister of Michael J. McDonald (Pat) of N. Dartmouth, MA, Anne T. Baglini of Cumberland, RI, Catherine M. Joyce (Chris) of Bonita Springs, FL, and Joseph A. McDonald (Susan), of Weymouth, MA. Her nieces and nephews include Bethany A. Shepherd (Tristan) of London, England, Nancine McDonald of Springfield, OR, Karen Baglini of Cumberland, RI, Alan Baglini of N. Providence, RI, and Evan Marley (Maria) of Nantucket, MA. After graduating from Cambridge High & Latin, in 1961, Mary went to work for the John Hancock Insurance Company, in an administrative position. She gained her Associates Degree in Accounting from Bentley College, and earned a Paralegal Certificate, which allowed her to secure a position at the Law Firm of Mark Redlich, in Boston. She also worked for H & R Block, during tax season, which put to good use her Accounting Degree. Her last position was as an independent contractor for a medical transcription service. Mary was a kind and giving person. She put her career on hold, and became the primary caregiver for her mother and father at their home in Cambridge, when they were in their final years. She will be dearly missed by her family, and all who knew her. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 22, at 10:00 AM, St. Peter's Church, 100 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Donations in Mary's name can be made to the charity of your choice.
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