RAYMOND – Theresa P. MacDonald, 84, of Franklin Street in Rumford, passed away on Sunday, April 5, at the home of her daughter, Jane, with her loving husband by her side.

She was born in Rumford, on July 13, 1924, the daughter of Bruno and Eva (Doiron) Polero.

She was a graduate of Stephens High School, Class of 1942. After graduation, she went to work for the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. She married Wendell MacDonald in 1944, and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

She was employed for many years by Boise Cascade. She was a communicant of St. Athanasius-St. John Church.

She and her husband had many exciting travel adventures highlighted by a trip to Polia, Italy, to visit her father’s birthplace and meet her Italian relatives.

She cherished her family. She was well-loved and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her husband, Wendell J. MacDonald of Rumford; children David W. MacDonald of South Portland, Dennis W. MacDonald and wife, Nancy, of Hooksett, N.H., Thomas B. MacDonald and wife, Elizabeth Fowler, of Portland, Peter J. MacDonald and wife, Ellen, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Nancy M. Johnson and husband, Dale, of Dover, N.H., William R. MacDonald and wife, Tammy, of Mexico and Jane M. Hoffman and husband, Jeff, of Raymond; a sister, Rita Thorne of Rumford; and 10 grandchildren, Justin MacDonald, Kari MacDonald, Jennifer Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Luke Johnson, Beth MacDonald, Josh MacDonald, Ryan Hoffman, Sara Hoffman and Christopher Hoffman.

She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Bruno and Joseph Polero; and two sisters, Mary Polero and Jeannette Pentecost.

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