Christine A. McDonaldJuly 2, 2017
Cherished Sister and Adored Aunt, Christine McDonald passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital in Providence after a brief illness. She was born September 10, 1939 to the late J. Frank McDonald and Madelyn (Radigan) McDonald in Woonsocket.
A lifelong communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church, she taught fifth grade for thirty-five years at Woonsocket’s Bernon Heights Elementary School. She was a graduate of St. Charles Elementary School of Woonsocket, St. Xavier Academy of Providence, and Rhode Island College.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, James and Polly McDonald, of Narragansett, nieces Kathleen McDonald and her husband Lewis Greitzer of Vermont; Ann Murphy and her husband William of Narragansett; Margaret McDonald and her husband Jeffrey Wiatrowski of Newport, and her nephew, James McDonald and his wife Kathleen of Medfield, MA; five great nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Retired from teaching in 1997, she was active in local volunteer activities in her beloved Woonsocket: she undertook multiple ministries at St. Charles Church, including years of teaching Religious Education (CCD), and serving as a Lector, as well as a regular server at the parish food pantry. She also worked at the Off-Campus Bookstore in Providence for many years. Christine enjoyed going out to breakfast and lunch with her friends, spending time with her family, and serving St. Charles Parish.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9 AM from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 190 North Main St., Woonsocket, RI 02895. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Farm St., Blackstone. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the St. Charles Borromeo Church.
St. Charles Church
190 North Main St., Woonsocket RI 02895