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James A. MacDonald

May 19, 1989 ~ July 19, 2020 (age 31)

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MacDonald, James A. of Winthrop, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Beloved son of John A. and Madeline "Dolly" (Shand) MacDonald.

Devoted father of Giovanna Hurtado Muldoon.

Dear brother of John MacDonald and Frank Forsyth and the late Gina Forsyth.

Cherished grandson of the late John and Virginia (Fitzpatrick) MacDonald, Lester and May (MacLeod) Shand.

Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will honor James's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Friday, July 24th, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. James will be interred privately at Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop.

James was born in Boston on May 19,1989 with his twin brother John. He was a life-long Winthrop resident, went to the Dalrymple School, Winthrop Middle School and Winthrop High School where he made many friends. He was a fast friend to all that knew him and had a smile that could light up the room. He worked as a waiter and bartender for many years, most recently at JW's Restaurant in Winthrop. James struggled with substance use disorder over the last couple years. He joined the recovery community where he made many friends. Sadly, James lost his battle with addiction. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

All services will be held in accordance with Phase-3 of Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan, face coverings are required at all services and social distance practices are encouraged.

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July 24, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

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