James J. “Jay” McDonald, of
Malden, passed away suddenly on October 7th in Boston. Jay was
born in 1971, the son of James and Sandra McDonald. He was
raised in Chelsea, and after completing his education, he worked
in private security and then went on to work for the Portland
Group in the warehouse. Jay enjoyed scouting as a youth and
became active with the Boy Scout Troop 613 in Malden as an
Assistant Scout Master. He also enjoyed music, and loved to
attend live concerts.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer S. McDonald of
Somerville, Anthony M. McDonald of Medford, William H. McDonald
of Medford, and Nicholas A. McDonald of Medford, his mother,
Sandra McDonald of Malden, his brother, Michael McDonald of
Canton, his sister, Althea Brooks and her husband Steve of
Hamilton, NY, and his Godparents, Valeria and Bruce Gorrell of
Billerica, as well as three nieces, two nephews, several Aunts,
Uncles and cousins.
Jay was preceded in death by his father, James P. McDonald.
A celebration of life will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden
Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem ST, Malden on Friday, October 15th,
from 4 – 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The National Kidney
Foundation 209 W Central St, Natick, MA 01760 or The American Diabetes Association,330
Congress St # 501, Boston, MA 02210