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Alvin Macdonald 01/06/2017

PLAINVILLE – Alvin Macdonald, Jr., 88, of Horseshoe Drive passed away on January 6, 2017 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro.

  He was the husband of the late Eileen R. (Cote’) Macdonald.

Born in Providence, RI on August 25, 1928, he was the son of the late Alvin Sr. and Irene (Cottrell) Macdonald.

Alvin grew up in Pawtucket, RI and was a 1946 Graduate of East Senior High School.  During WWII, Alvin served in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant from December 1946 until his Honorable discharge in November 1949.  In 1950, he attended the University of Rhode Island.  In 1954, Alvin joined his father in the family business of Macdonald Mobile Home and Trailer Sales in North Attleboro, where he later went on to be Vice President and Manager until its sale in 1977. It was at this time, that the family business moved to Plainville as Macdonald’s RV Center and continues to this day.

Alvin was also in business with his dad, Alvin,Sr., at Almac , a company which manufactured and sold truck campers .  He also received his Real Estate License from Lee Institute, Brookline, MA as well as being a licensed plumber and gasfitter until 2012.

Alvin was a member of several organizations such as:  The No Attleboro Chamber of Commerce, The New England Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, The New England Mobile Home Association, the RVDA, the RVIA, the NFIB, and the Kiwanis Club.  He was on the Board of Directors for the Plainville Savings and Loan.

He enjoyed playing cribbage and doing crossword puzzles but most of all he enjoyed time spent with his family.  Alvin was an avid reader and his love for the RV industry was palpable

Alvin is survived by his two daughters:  Karen Macdonald of Buzzards Bay and Colleen Girard of Cheshire, CT; his three grandchildren:  Douglas Girard of MD, Jeffrey Girard of PA, and Nicole Pascucci of Wareham; and a great-granddaughter Ellieanna Zecco of Wareham.

Visiting will be held on Thursday, January 19th in the Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro from 4 to 7 pm.  A funeral service will immediately follow at 7 p.m.  A burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alvin’s name can be made to Mike Molino RV Learning Center; 3930 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 or the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445-7226




#10 Sylvia Gustafson 2017-01-27 14:13
Karen and Colleen, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mac was one of a kind. Always kind, sincere, cheerful and caring. Loved listening to his stories. But most of all, I enjoyed the way he loved talking about his girls: Karen, Colleen and Nicole . . . . I already miss our weekly email exchanges.
#9 Caitlin Blanda 2017-01-19 22:07
Karen, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Mac was such a wonderful man. I was very lucky to have known him. Mac was like a grandfather to me and I will cherish those memories we had together. Every time I would come by the house he always had a great big smile on his face. He will be truly missed. My prayers are with you and your family.
#8 Kevin Curry 2017-01-19 14:35
It was back in 1971 when I worked at MacDonald's Mobile Homes. "Mac" taught me how to properly flare copper tubing! Years later, whenever I pick up a piece of tubing, I still remember that. My Condolences.
#7 John & Regina Moren 2017-01-19 13:35
Hoping the happy memories of your dad will always comfort you. Colleen, keeping all of your family in our prayers.
#6 Michelle Thompson 2017-01-18 20:26
Karen and the Macdonald Family,

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Dad, Mac. I fondly remember him from my days at the Visiting Angels and even though I didn't work directly with him (I was at office), he was always one of my favorites. Everyone that went into his home and knew him, loved him. That is something special to always remember. Over the spring we had gone into the shop and your daughter was working and I told her of my fondness for her Grand-Dad.

Please accept my sincerest of sympathies and know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Thompson
#5 Lori Enos 2017-01-17 23:16
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with his family.
#4 Marie Mazerall 2017-01-16 18:43
There will never be another you! Will hold you in my thoughts and prayers always!
#3 Patricia Mackill 2017-01-16 04:56
Karen. So sorry to read about your dad. I always enjoyed seeing him at the office. He had great stories and a wonderful laugh!
#2 Mark & Bernie Jones 2017-01-15 04:41
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Macdonald family. We are saddened to hear of your loss.
#1 David H Alward 2017-01-14 17:58
You will be missed Mac. Loved working with you and your family.

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