Harriett C. Macdonald, 98

Harriett C. Macdonald

WINDHAM — Harriett C. Macdonald, of Windham, died ever so peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with members of her family at her side.

Harriett was born Aug. 29, 1914 in Dorchester, Mass., the second of four children born to the late Fred Walter Clement and Mae Lee (Brown) Clement. When she was a small child the family returned to Portland, Maine, where she grew up in the North Deering neighborhood. She graduated from Deering High School in 1932. In 1934 she married Ernest A. Wyman and moved to Bridgton, where they had two children, Richard Ernest and Janice.

Harriett then went on to graduate from Mansfield Beauty Academy in Lewiston in 1950, and established with her sister, Aleda, a local beauty shop at Rosemont Corner in Portland. She also worked for Casco Bank and Trust Co. and Chalmers Insurance Agency, where she retired in 1976. In 1956, Harriett married Francis R. Macdonald and settled in Naples, where they enjoyed life immensely, sharing with friends, neighbors and loved ones much kind and loving assistance. Francis passed away in 1980.

She was a life member of Pondicherry Chapter of Eastern Star. Her many interests were playing cards with family members, and playing Beano with her friends at Unity Garden, her home the last 6 years. Among her incalculable passions was reading, doing the daily crossword puzzles, Red Sox games, and local, state and global issues of the day. A further passion included up-to-date knowledge of both academic and athletic achievements of all of her grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sister, Aleda Currie, her husband Francis, and her son Richard. She is survived by her daughter, Janice and her husband Wendell of Windham; a daughter-in-law, Arline Matlock of Sandia, Tex.; a sister, Winnifred Marsters, of Westbrook; a brother, Fred W. Clement and his wife Shirley of Hampton, Va.; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews. A special thanks goes to Winnie, Dawn-Marie and Roger for all of their support during this time.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9–10 a.m. at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a service will follow at the chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Kansas Road, Bridgton, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME  04074, or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

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