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Rose G. (Dutra) MacDonald

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, April 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home, for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Rose G. (Dutra) MacDonald, who died following a brief illness, unexpectedly, on her 89th birthday, Thursday, March 30th. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral Home on Wednesday, April 5th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass, in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE, at 10:30 a.m.

Born & raised in East Boston, she was educated at East Boston Schools and was a 1946 alumna of East Boston High School. The couple (she and her husband) moved to Revere over 60 years ago. From early on in her working career, she worked in Boston’s Bookbinding district, close to South Boston. She would maintain her position in that industry until the late seventies. And along with maintaining a full-time job, a family of four children, a husband and extended family, she was a Cub-Scout Mother in Revere, for over 20 years. She was one of the most popular Den Mothers, because of her dedication to her troop and the constant, varied activities she would provide for them. Mrs. MacDonald was a master at crafts, developing exciting new methods of activity for her troop. And if that was not enough for a “full schedule”, she was a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community. As a member of the Boston Den Mother’s Association, she was set to train other women to become a spectacular Den-Mother as she.

She was the wife of the late Jerome A. MacDonald, who died on February 5, 2010. She is the cherished mother of Daniel J. MacDonald & his wife, Marjorie of Malden, James E. MacDonald & his wife, Stacey of Saugus, Retired Chief Petty Officer, U.S.N. Kenneth P. MacDonald and his wife Lori of Oxnad, Cailf. & Geri-Lynne Bechat & her husband, Hanson of Tewksbury. She is the devoted grandmother to Samantha, Aaron, Jonathan, Joseph, Tori, Allyson & Sydney. She is the dear sister of Dennis Dutra & his wife, Sandra of Revere, Robert Dutra & his wife, Johanna of Medford & the late, Dorothy Pope, William Dutra, Eleanor Russo, John Dutra and Adelaide Boyle. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. Patricia (Souza} Tirrell
    Nov 13 2017

    Dutra Family,so sorry for the loss of your sister, Rose. Just happen to see this as I was checking to find out which sister’s last name was MacDonald. Saw a photo from ancestry with Domingos (our grandfather) with whom we thought was our father Stanley Souza. I remembered that one of the sisters last name was MacDonald. My brother Stan has been researching family history. Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your sister. Sincerely, Pat

  2. Evelyn Morris
    Apr 6 2017

    I am sorry I missed this in the Globe..I remember Kenneth as a student of mine..I think..I see that he is in CA..I remember meeting his mother and her telling me that Ken was working at the Museum of Science as a carpenter..making displays etc..I hope I am remembering this correctly..Your mother was so nice..respectful and often in the Whelan School helping out..Shr gave you a wonderful start in life..Evelyn Morris

  3. Ethan barrett and Kathleen barrett and dale barrett
    Apr 5 2017

    The barrett family and his future wife are so sorry for your

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