Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Peter M. MacDonald
Peter M. MacDonald, age 58, of Shelton, beloved husband of Marie-Therese Hernon MacDonald, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 27, 2021 in the comfort of his home. Born on August 1, 1963 in Flushing, NY, he was a son of the late Allan B. and Mary Jessie MacDonald.
Peter was a retired sheet metal mechanic, having been employed by Local Union 28 for 37 years. He was proud to be a Local 28 member and was steadfastly passionate about the importance and benefits of unions to American society. Additionally, Peter loved and valued people. Once a person became a friend, that person became a friend for life. His daughters good-naturedly referred to him as the "social butterfly." Peter was known for his enduring enthusiasm for the Grateful Dead and was delighted to see their bassist Phil Lesh perform on October 31 after the long pandemic.
In addition to his loving wife of 29 years, Terry, survivors include his two cherished daughters, Margaret Catherine MacDonald and Charlotte Elizabeth MacDonald, a sister, Sharon Mac Millan, two brothers, John MacDonald and his wife Carolyn, and James MacDonald, sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine Bukosky and her husband Michael, Elizabeth Alimaras and her husband Gregory, and Andrew Hernon and his wife Nancy, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Allan B. MacDonald, Jr.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 12:00 noon in St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave., Shelton. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. A walk-through visitation will take place on Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Visitors are recommended to wear masks and social distance as they walk through, pay their respects, and exit without lingering to ensure all guests can come through the building.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.