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Samuel H. “Sammy” MacDonald

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Sunday, September 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Samuel H. “Sammy” MacDonald, who passed unexpectedly on Friday, September 6th at his residence in Nahant. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home, immediately following the visitation, at 2:00 p.m. 

After graduating from Revere High School in 1950, he joined the U.S. Marines in April of 1962 & served until January of 1965. His discharge rank was as a PFC.  Sam lived in the Point of Pines Section (Riverside) of Revere for over 28 years, before moving to Nahant about 10 years ago. He soon would join the work force as a Teamster with the Local 25 of Boston. His last place of employment was as a teamster at New Penn of Billerica. During his work time with New Penn, he was appointed as a Steward for the Local 25. After time as a teamster, he took a position with the City of Revere Public Works Department as a foreman in Parks & Recreation.  As an athlete, he was exemplary and was followed closely by the U.S. Marines as a left-handed pitcher. He also took on a love for the game of tennis & would return after his time overseas & teach both men & women at the local courts here in Revere. Sam also had a close relationship with A.A. of Boston. He was a proud & humble member of the organization and often served as a mentor with new members. He thoroughly enjoyed the interactions within the groups & would have celebrated the 25th year of sobriety this year. Many agree, that when you had Sammy MacDonald as a friend, you had the best of the best- pure faithful & true.

He was the beloved husband of the late Liane R. (Russo) MacDonald & Judith A. “Judy” (Fenno) MacDonald. He was the cherished father to Revere Firefighter Samuel A. MacDonald of Revere, Michelle A. MacDonald of Revere, Lani C. Miraglia of Swampscott & the late Michael C. MacDonald. Devoted grandfather of Milly MacDonald of Revere & Kayla M. Richards of Marblehead. Dear brother of Millicent C.”Tinty” Cerrone & her husband, Rocco J.”Dunnar” Cerrone of Manassas, Virginia, formerly of Revere, Chester C. MacDonald, Jr. & his wife, Sylvia (Hopkins) MacDonald of Natick & the late Margaret “Peggy” Chaffin & the late Elizabeth “Betty” Boatman. He is also lovingly survived by many respectful nieces & nephews. Interment will be held privately.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, September 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Service

Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Project-Cope, Co-Bridgewell, 10 Dearborn Rd., Peabody, MA 01960.

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  1. Margaret Jeddry
    Oct 14 2019

    So sorry to hear of Sammy’s passing. He was my Bass Point neighbor for many years. He had a great sense of humor, and it was a pleasure to be in his company. RIP

  2. Rick Tota
    Sep 26 2019

    Sammy was a friend and a member of our winter Florida golf group.
    Any year that he wasn’t able to do his winter visit was a season with someone missing. He was a dedicated family man, so when family called, he was right there. He had a great sense of humor and I can hear him now screaming that “I was the biggest buster he ever met”.
    We will remember him fondly and miss him. I know losing someone suddenly can be very painful and I’m sure his family and precious grandkids will have a huge loss in their hearts. We pray for you all to find some peace in your memories of Sam. RIP Sammy!

  3. Paul Dailey
    Sep 15 2019

    Fair winds and Following Seas, a brother Marine,
    Paul Dailey

  4. Gail Forman
    Sep 14 2019

    So glad I tracked Sammy down this year and had a great telephone conversation with him. Even was able to mail him a few photos of my sweet 16th Party at the Charter House. Seems like that was just a few years ago. We were to have lunch next time I was in Boston. I am truly saddened this will not be. My fond memories will be cherished forever. Just a real great guy. My condolences to his family.
    He will be truly missed. RIP Sammy

  5. Cunninghams
    Sep 13 2019

    Our condolences to Sammy’s family and friends. He was our neighbor at Bass Point and we shared many good times over the years with lots of laughter. Sammy was a kind, gentle man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Sammy……Linda & Jim

  6. Patty and kenny kyle
    Sep 13 2019

    The entire Kyle family extends our deepest sympathy to the McDonald family. We acknowledge sams dedication to the program that helped so many families, and his love for all of you.

  7. Murray Calichman
    Sep 13 2019

    Saddened to learn of Sammy’s passing. We played agains each other in the Revere Little League many years ago and were teammates on the RHS basketball team. My heartfelt condolences to Sam’s family and friends.

  8. Peter Richard
    Sep 12 2019

    My deepest sympathy to Sam’s Family and Friends. I have nothing but fond memories of Sam. To me he was a great guy, helped out so many newcomers myself included. Just a great guy. We all lost a true friend. Love always Sam I will never forget all you did for me.

  9. Ted Gaudreault
    Sep 12 2019

    Meet Sam several years ago when I became a member at Mount Hood Golf Course. We became immediate friends and had a lot of laughs busting each other’s chops. Sam always had a smart comment and a big hug for me every morning. Sam will be sorely missed. RIP my friend.

  10. Scott c
    Sep 12 2019

    Sam was huge factor in helping me get my life back with his help in Aa program .
    He was my friend and sponsor when the rest of the world wanted nothing to do with me.
    I’ll always remember his advice and be eternally
    Great full.

  11. Meghan
    Sep 11 2019

    My condolences to Sammy family! I knew Sammy from Bass Point apartments he was a very nice person he had a great smile

    Rest In Peace Sammy


  12. Joe Petersen
    Sep 11 2019

    I was saddened to hear of Sammy’s passing. We spent a lot of time together at the Meadows golf course in Peabody. Sammy got me playing again after many years away from the game. May you Rest In Peace my friend tell Doc and the rest of the faithful departed I said hello . Until we meet again on the course or at a meeting God Bless my friend

  13. Mary jones
    Sep 10 2019

    I am deeply saddened by the death of Sammy. My heart felt condolences to the family. Sammy was a tennis buddy of mine going way back and more recently, a golfing pal. Sammy was very passionate about his sports. I have many fond memories of Sammy. He was a wonderful friend and I will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace my friend.

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