Barbara J. McDonald

1936 ∼ 2019

Barbara J. McDonald

FALMOUTH—On Sunday, May 26, 2019, Barbara J. McDonald, wife of the late Robert J. McDonald, passed away peacefully at the age of 82 at Cape Cod Hospital.

Barbara was born on September 2, 1936 in Newton, MA to the late John and Gertrude Kett. She is survived by her two brothers, John Kett and his late wife Theresa; and Robert Kett and his wife Carol; goddaughter, Donna Slatkavitz; nieces and nephews, Lisa Lecuyer, Jonathan Kett, Brian Kett and Laurie (Kett) Castriotta; cousins, Laura Doherty and her late husband Jack Doherty; and Stephanie Mendelson; second-cousins, Laura Ann Taberner, Heather Comerford, Alison Estabrooks, Noah Mendelson, and Jessica Mendelson; she is also survived by many grand-nieces and grand-nephews; she was predeceased by her aunts, Gladys Fredericks and Mary Ricketson.

Barbara worked at Honeywell for 20 years and resided in Bellingham, MA for 17 years and moved to West Barnstable in 1984 and opened an antique shop on Route 6A in Sandwich with her late husband Robert J. McDonald. She also worked as a CNA on Cape Cod. Barbara had many passions especially her three cats; she loved all animals. She loved the ocean, painting and reading. Barbara was young at heart, she loved a good time, dancing, but most of all she loved life.

Relatives and friends are invited and may visit with Barbara’s family on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Falmouth from 10 until 12 PM. A funeral service will begin at 12 PM in the funeral home. Interment to follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.


Thursday, May 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapman, Cole & Gleason
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Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home-Falmouth
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Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 1:00 PM

Massachusetts National Cemetery
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Barbara J. McDonald

1936 ∼ 2019

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