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Paul G. McDonald Veteran
August 14, 2022


Paul G. McDonald of Needham, MA, formerly of Wellesley, MA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 14, 2022. He was 87 years old.

Paul was born in Boston, MA on October 15, 1934 to Mary aka “Molly” (Magee) and Dr. William J. McDonald of Brookline, MA. He was the fifth of seven children.

Paul graduated from Huntington Prep High School in Boston in 1953. He graduated from St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH in 1957, and was the 1957 St. Anselm’s College Class President. After college, Paul was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps at Quantico, VA. He was active duty from 1957-1960. He was in the Marine Corps Reserves from 1960-1967. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserves as a Major.

Paul married Nancy Corcoran of Wellesley, MA in 1958. They were married 57 years until Nancy’s passing in 2015.

Paul is survived by his three Children; Cary Ellen (married to Jeff Ryan) of San Rafael, CA; Tracy (Engquist) of San Mateo, CA and Paul Jr. aka “Mac” (married to Patty) of Imperial, CA – and seven grandchildren; Cassidy and Jesse McDonald-Ryan (twins) of Sacramento, CA, Zack McDonald-Ryan of San Rafael, CA, Oliver Engquist of Denver, CO, Julianne Engquist of Bend, OR, Keenan McDonald of San Diego, CA and Ella McDonald who is attending Quinnipiac University in CT. He is also survived by his friend and companion, Eliane Bruno of Needham, MA

Paul was owner/partner of Limric Brothers Insurance Agency of Wellesley for 30 years. He retired from Corcoran and Havlin Insurance Agency of Wellesley in 2017.

Paul was very dedicated to the Wellesley community – he served as Wellesley Rotary President from 1990-1991 and was Rotary International District 7910 Assistant Governor in 2000-2001. He was the Wellesley Football Gridiron President in 1985. He remained an active St. Anselm’s alumni throughout his life.

Paul spent many summers at his beloved Camp Runamuck in Lake Winnipesaukee, NH where he hosted family and friends from all over the country. His love of the lake remained with him as a guest of nephew, John Mooney on Governor’s Island for the last 17 summers.

Paul is predeceased by brothers Charles, William, and J. Edward McDonald, sisters Janet Mullin and Frances O’Brien. He is survived by sister, Mimi Monaco of Honolulu, HI.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul’s Church in Wellesley, MA on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers please kindly consider a donation to either Boston Rescue Mission at or Golf for All at

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Wellesley, MA 02482