Manchester

William MacDonald

William Stewart “Mac” MacDonald, 70, of Amston, loving husband of 45 years to Susan (Plaza) MacDonald passed away on Friday, July, 17, 2015 surrounded by his wife and children. Mac was born on April 24, 1945 in Hartford, son of the late William A. and Frances (Atkinson) MacDonald. He was raised in Manchester, attended local schools and was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class of 1963. Mac served his country during the Vietnam War in the US. Army. He was stationed in the port of Nana in Okinawa, Japan and he oversaw and coordinated the supply and repair of the military ships that came into port. After the war he received his Associate Degree from the Ward School in Hartford and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1983. Mac was employed for over 47 years with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, retiring in 2013 as Senior Project Engineer. He was responsible for the manufacturing of the fuel controls for many of the commercial airplanes that are in use today. Mac was a motorcycle enthusiast and traveled all over New England and parts of Canada along with his wife Susan on their yearly vacations. He was a former coach for the Hebron Youth Baseball & Softball Association. In addition to his wife, Susan he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Lindsay MacDonald and their children, Kenna and Travis of Hebron, his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Derek Pasterick and their children, Anna and Will of Tolland and his brother-in-law, Richard Plaza and his wife, Bobbie of Colchester. Calling hours will be on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center St. Manchester from 5-8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by burial in East Cemetery, Manchester. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hospital for Special Care Foundation, 2150 Corbin Ave. New Britain, CT 06053. To leave an online condolence please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com

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