Charles H. MacDonald
WOONSOCKET - Charles H. MacDonald, 87, of Cherry Hill Ave, died Saturday July 19, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Anita (Bastein) MacDonald. Born and brought up in Slatersville, he was the son of the late James and Hazel (Delsgard) MacDonald.
He worked for fifty years with Sears and retired in 2000 as a warehouse supervisor. Charles played hockey for the Rhode Island Reds, and semi-professional football for the Slatersville Red Raiders, and Burrillville Mules. He played softball for Reith's TV for many years and Heat & Power. He was an avid golfer and a member of Slatersville Congregational Church. He was a faithful friend and could be counted on for making visits in hospitals and nursing homes.
He is survived by his long time companion Jane Murray of Woonsocket with whom he lived, and his two sisters, Gertrude Wecal of Woonsocket, and Arlene Mulligan of Enfield, CT, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Richard MacDonald.
His funeral will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 beginning with visitation from 10 to 11AM with services at 11AM in Slatersville Congregational Church, On the Common, Slatersville. Burial will follow in Slatersville Cemetery, Green Street, North Smithfield. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 205 Hallene Road Suite 209, Warwick, RI 02886 or the St. Antoine Residence Activities Fund, 10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield, RI 02896. His family would like to extend a special Thanks to the special care unit of St. Antoine Residence.