The Obit For Tom McDonald

Thomas M. McDonald

Published in The Patriot Ledger on 11/28/2009

Thomas M. McDonald, 77, of Quincy, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at Quincy Medical Center unexpectedly. He was the former husband of Paula (Larvey) McDonald of Quincy.

He was born in Dorchester and raised in West Quincy, where he attended St. Marys School. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth, class of 1949.

Having a life-long love of baseball, he enjoyed a career both on and off the field playing minor league baseball in the 50s and 60s before being hired by the Boston Red Sox as a Scout in 1969, a position he held until retiring in 1986.

During his early years in baseball, he left the sport temporarily to fight for his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He has remained active in veterans issues over the years, and is a longtime member of the Cyril P. Morrisette Post #294 of the American Legion.

Additionally, he very much enjoyed the game of golf.

Father of Kristen M. McDonald and Cheryl A. Egan, both of Quincy, Thomas M. McDonald of Foxboro, Robert G. McDonald of Quincy, and Brian P. Egan of Weymouth. Brother of Susan McDonald of Dorchester, and twin brother of John McDonald and his wife Nancy of Weymouth.

He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and close friends. He was the brother of the late Patricia Pettiti, Frank McDonald, Mary MacDonald, and Phillip McDonald.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend his memorial visiting hours this Wednesday from 3-5 P.M. at the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St. Quincy Center.

Interment with military honors to follow on Thursday at 10:45 A.M. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne, off Connory Avenue, Bourne, MA.