Obituary: Kathleen MacDonald


Kathleen MacDonald

Kathy MacDonald passed away peacefully at her home in Greenwich, CT on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at the age of 69. Her daughter, Megan MacDonald Hodgson was by her side. Kathy was a devoted and loving wife of 42 years to Randy MacDonald, who predeceased her in 2016.

In addition to her daughter Megan, Kathy is survived by her two beloved young grandsons, Winfield (Win) Tucker Hodgson and Charles MacDonald Hodgson, and son-in-law Dawson Hodgson, of South Kingstown, R.I. She is also survived by her sisters Judy Schneider, of Fresno, Calif. and MaryLee Ogren of Albany, N.Y.

Born Nov. 25, 1949 in Troy, N.Y., Kathy was a graduate of Russell Sage College, and led an accomplished career during her early life in the field of biochemistry. After leaving her career, she dedicated her life to her role as mother and wife, and loved gardening, golf, and skiing with her family and many friends. She also enjoyed her many travels throughout the world with her husband Randy, during his career at IBM. Kathy’s greatest joy came in her role as “Nana” to her grandsons, and she will be remembered with great affection for her silly jokes, warm hugs, and loving devotion to her family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a special fund in Kathy MacDonald’s name at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, for the mission of enhancing patient care through Nutritional Support. Contributions are gratefully accepted at mskcc.convio.net/goto/Kathleen_MacDonald or by mail at 885 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017 Attn: Meg Dooley Lavigne.

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