Loretta J. McDonald – Cumberland

Loretta J. McDonald – Cumberland

Loretta J. McDonald, 86, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of John J. McDonald. They were happily married for 60 years.

Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Charlton) O’Connell. Loretta worked for New England Telephone for 28 years, retiring in 1999. She was a longtime member and past president of St. John Vianney Church Seniors. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Brian McDonald and Patrick McDonald and his wife, Lynn, her brother, Charles O’Connell, and her sister, Margaret Lamarre. She also leaves three grandchildren, Allison McDonald and her fiancé, Zachary Fleet, Shaun McDonald and his wife, Kendall, and Anthony McDonald.

She was the mother of the late Ann Marie McDonald and the sister of the late Helen Dorr, Joseph and James O’Connell.

The funeral will be held Friday, April 6, 2018, at 10 a.m., from the O’Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Saint John Vianney Church, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visiting hours Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., in the O’Neill Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI, 02903, would be appreciated.