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Barbara McDonald

November 24, 1946 — January 5, 2020

Barbara McDonald, 73, of Marlborough, died peacefully, Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2020, in the comfort of her home, after a period of declining health.

She was born in Keene, NH, the daughter of William and Ida (Edwards) Brooks. She grew up in She grew up in Jaffrey until she graduated from the high school there.

Barbara married Leonard McDonald in a ceremony at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Winooski, VT, on October 10, 1964. She had loved to play cards, dominoes and bingo. Barbara also loved to travel, spending her winters in Orange City, Florida, and her numerous family camping trips at Lake Champlain. She had a deep live for wild animals especially wolves. Barbara’s biggest pride and joy were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband Leonard on January 13, 2019, and by her daughter Angela earlier.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Hanninen and her husband Russell of Marlborough; her son-in-law, Bryan Goodell; sister-in-law Teresa Woodley and husband Ronald; her 4 grandchildren, Ashley Huntoon, Jeff Bleau, Ryan Goodell and Alyshia Hanninen; her 9 great-grandchildren, Noah, Ethan, Beau, Gretchen, Shelby, Jeffrey, Brady, Tristen and Isabella, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to Calling Hours which will be held at the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River St., Jaffrey, NH 03452 on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Burial will take place at a later date.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center

33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452-0486

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