Yale University

In Memoriam

Paul T. McDonald

Paul McDonald
in recent years

MIDDLEBURY – Paul T. McDonald, 76, husband of Eileen A. (McCarthy) McDonald, passed away peacefully to his heavenly reward on Friday, April 7, 2017.

He was born on Oct. 15, 1940, in Waterbury, son of the late Francis and Margaret (Kelly) McDonald. Paul was a graduate of Bunker Hill Grammar School and Crosby High School in Waterbury. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He retired as a research scientist from Uniroyal after 26 years of service, and was a communicant of St. John of the Cross Church. Paul enjoyed woodworking and remodeling his home.

Paul McDonald
in early years

Besides his wife, Eileen, Paul is survived by his son, Robert McDonald and his wife, Vieng, and their son, Johnny Paditsone; his brothers, Judge Francis McDonald and his wife, Mary, John McDonald and Vincent McDonald; his sister, Julie “Judy” McDonald; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Daniel and his wife, Jane (Ferris) McDonald, and James and his wife, Jane (Kerrigan) McDonald; and his sisters-in-law, Elise and Barbara McDonald.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00am Tuesday, April 18, at St. John of the Cross Church, 1263 West St., Middlebury. Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 10:45am. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm Monday, April 17, at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/ Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 N. Main St., Naugatuck. Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill 06067. To send an online condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.