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“Brian,Scottie,David,My deepest sympathy. Growing up behind the McDonald cutting through your yard to get from my house to Catalano’s. Only...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Mimi mearls - Neighbor

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Dr. MacDonald. He was my dentist for a number of years. I remember going to his office at the corner of...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: ROYAL RHODES - Gambier, OH

“Brian, Scott, Jamie, David and family,I am so very sorry for your loss. As you know you BOYS and your parents made such a huge impact on my life........Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Robin Badiali - Raynham, MA

“Dr. MacDonald was a kind and caring dentist and a true gentleman. He will be missed. My sympathies to his family. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Donald Cormier - SOUTH WALTHAM, MA

“Love you grampy. I'm sad that I couldn't make it to the funeral in person, but the stream was very beautiful. I'll be sure to visit your grave when I...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Alysha MacDonald - Germany

“So very sorry to hear of Dr. Macdonald's passing. I was his and Mrs. MacDonald's attorney for many years in Waltham, but I knew him for many more...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jean Keaveney-Tierney - Plymouth, MA

“I am sorry to here of your fathers passing. I was his accountant for many years and enjoyed very much talking to him every year around tax time. He...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: PETER KEAVENEY - MAYNARD, MA

“My deepest sympathies on your father's passing. He was my dentist for years. He took such great care of me when i was young. Your family, and our...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: John Hughes - TEWKSBURY, MA

“Please accept our sincere condolences.Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during the difficult time.God Bless ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Tom and Lorraine McConnon - MA

“I don't Know you I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH

“Mr. MacDonald was a great guy, husband and father to Brian, Scott, Jamie & David. We had a lot of fun at the Macdonald household over the years and...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Bill McPhail - Friend

“I met Doc at Gulfstream Park many years ago and he became a great friend and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Rest In Peace my friend. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Carroll - Friend

“Brian I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Leda (Babin) Granata - OH

“Brian I am so sorry for your loss.Leda (Babin) Granata ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Leda (Babin) Granata - Friend

“Jamie, Brian, Scott and David,My heart goes out to you all for the loss of your amazing dad! I have such fond memories of our times together on...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Peter Cianci - Boca Raton, FL

“To the MacDonald familyI am so sorry for your loss. Bernie and my husband shared the same interest, the love of horse racing. It was a bond that kept...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Elaine Cianci - Reading, MA

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.We will keep you and your family...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Doug and Teresa Burns - Friend

“One of the classiest Gentleman I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Rest in Peace Doc. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Anderson - Friend

“Dear family,Your father was one of a kind.I was frightened of the dentist until I had him.He laughed, joked, and sang his way through your dental...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Zuppe - Waltham, MA


Dr. Bernard F. MacDonald of Hollywood, Florida, formerly of Waltham, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in the Seasons Hospice in Hollywood. He was 88.

A son of the late Allan and Florence (Chisholm) MacDonald, Bernard was born August 22, 1932 in Taunton. At the age of 12, he began working as a dental technician alongside his father; dentistry may indeed have been in his blood. Bernard went on to attend Tufts University for both his undergraduate and doctorate degree in dental science. In 1959 he purchased his first practice in Waltham and retired after forty-two years at the age of 67. He was known as having had one of the most tenured practices in the city at that time. He loved people, and they adored him.

He was a proud Navy veteran and honorably served during the Korean conflict.

Bernard married his sweetheart, Marjorie Saurman, in 1960 and they enjoyed fifty-two happy years together until her death on June 24, 2012. He had a deep love of all sports and especially had a passion for horse racing which was one of his many pastimes. It was at the track where his nickname "the Doc" originated from.

In addition to his beloved wife, Marjorie, Dr. MacDonald was predeceased by his brother and sister, the late Richard MacDonald and Lorraine Cali.

He leaves his sons, Brian F. MacDonald of Wichita, Kansas, L. Scott MacDonald of Falmouth, James A. MacDonald of Newton, and David C. MacDonald of Maynard; his grandchildren, Amanda Wells, Alysha MacDonald, Jared MacDonald, and Aubrey MacDonald; his great grandchildren, Charlie Jo Wells and Maggie Wells; his sister, Jeannette Bushee of Woburn and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bernard's life by gathering for calling hours on Tuesday, April 6th from 4 to 7 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Bernard's Funeral Mass will be streamed live on
Wednesday, April 7th, at 10 a.m. to view please visit:
https://my.gather.app/remember/bernard-macdonald

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernard's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, Tennessee, 38105 or by visiting www.stjude.org.