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Paul T. McDonald

October 15, 1940 ~ April 7, 2017 (age 76)
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Middlebury-Paul T. McDonald, age 76, husband of Eileen A. (McCarthy) McDonald, passed away peacefully to his heavenly reward on Friday April 7, 2017.


He was born on October 15, 1940 in Waterbury, CT, son of the late Francis and Margaret (Kelly) McDonald.  Paul was a graduate of Bunker Hill Grammar School and Crosby High School in Waterbury.  He received his Bachelor degree from Yale University and his PHD from the University of Notre Dame.  He retired as a research scientist from Uniroyal after 26 years of service and was a communicant of St. John of the Cross Church.  Paul enjoyed woodworking and remodeling his home.


Besides his wife Eileen, Paul is survived by his son Robert McDonald and his wife Vieng, and their son, Johnny Paditsone; his brothers, Judge Francis McDonald and his wife Mary, John McDonald, and Vincent McDonald; his sister Julie “Judy” McDonald; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Daniel and his wife Jane (Ferris) McDonald, and James and his wife Jane (Kerrigan) McDonald; and his sisters in law, Elise and Barbara McDonald.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 11a.m. at St. John of the Cross Church, 1263 West Street, Middlebury.  Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 10:45a.m.  Visitation will be held on Monday April 17, 2017 from 5-8p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill CT 06067

 Service Information

April 17, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Please meet directly at church
April 18, 2017

10:45 AM
St. John of the Cross Church
1321 Whittemore Road
Middlebury, CT 06762

Mass of Christian Burial
April 18, 2017

11:00 AM
St. John of the Cross Church
1321 Whittemore Road
Middlebury, CT 06762

Burial Private

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