MASSENA – Patrick A. McDonald, 64, of 9269 State Highway 56, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 in the comfort of his home with his loving family at his side.
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Pat was born April 18, 1955 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada, the son of Dean and Patricia (Easton) McDonald. In 1973, he graduated from Massena High School where he was a member of the swim team and was recently inducted into the Massena High School Hall of Fame with team. He continued his education at Canton ATC completing coursed to earn a certificate in electrical skills. On November 7, 1981, he married Martha J. Brothers at the Emmanuel Congregational Church. They were blessed with 37 years of marriage and three children.
Pat worked in the Ingot Department at Alcoa, retiring after 37 years of service. He and his wife also owned and operated Paddy-Mac Kennels in Massena for 10 years. Pat had a great love for breeding and raising Setters. He also enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing, playing tennis and golf, and spending time on his pontoon boat. Pat also cherished the time he was able to spend with his wife, children, and grandchildren, being a dad is what he loved the most.
Pat is survived by his loving wife, Martha; his children, Tara Comin-Ferriter of Waverly, New York; Trent McDonald and Heather Saumier of Norfolk; and Eric and Yaicha McDonald of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Parker, Emma, Trent Jr., Aiden, Declan, Nora Grace, Ada, and Clara; and his parents, Dean and Patricia of Massena.
He is also survived by his sisters, Diane and Jim Deshaies of Rochester; Debbie Jones of Baltimore; his brother, Chris and Holly McDonald of Bombay; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Tim Jones.
Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 6-8:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena where a celebration of life and time to share memories and stories will be held at 8:00 PM.
Burial will be held privately in Louisville Community Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider donations to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.