February 3, 1927 - August 23, 2013

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MACDONALD, DORIS CHRISTIE, of the Lincoln House, died August 23 at Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a patient for the past nine months. She was a lifetime Barre resident. Born Feb. 3, 1927, in Barre, she was the daughter of William and Williamina (Walker) Macdonald. She attended Lincoln School and graduated from Spaulding High School. Later she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Vermont and her master’s degree in education from Boston University. She had worked at the Vermont Cancer Society in Montpelier. Her longtime nursing career began at the former Barre City Hospital and continued at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. She later was a faculty member in the nursing program at Vermont College in Montpelier. Doris enjoyed time with her family traveling, and dining out with her nursing colleagues. She was also a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre was church organist for 50 years, and following her retirement, played there almost every day. Other memberships included the Elwood Club of the church. Doris leaves her sister-in-law, Martha Macdonald, in South Burlington; her nephew, Douglas Macdonald, his wife, Deirdre, and their daughters, all of Rye, N.Y.; her niece, Ann Abare, her husband, Michael, and their daughter, all of Shelburne; and several cousins and their families. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Ruth, and brothers William and Howard Macdonald.

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