Geraldine L. McDonald, 87, Massena
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Geraldine L. McDonald, 87, of Talcott St. passed away Friday August 30, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Gerry as she was fondly known by her family and friends was born on May 8, 1926 in Massena the daughter of Lawrence and Gertrude LaShomb Layo. She graduated from Massena High School in 1943. On June 1, 1946 she married Ronald McDonald at Sacred Heart Church. Gerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary for over 50 years. She once worked at Fishman's Store while later working at Alcoa and Warner Brothers Clothing Co.

Her survivors include her husband, Ron; three daughters, Kathleen Besaw, Marilyn O'Neel and Gloria Dupree all of Massena; four grandchildren, Erica Grant-Jacks, Kristen McDonald and Meghan Hunter all of Massena and Matt McDonald of Ogdensburg; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Good.

Gerry was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at Cedar View Golf Course and in Florida during the winter months. She also was a bowler and enjoyed playing online games and bridge with her friends.

There will be no calling hours, a Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 7, 2013 at St. Joseph's Church in Massena with Rev. Jack Downs officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery following the services. Memorial contributions may be made out to the Massena Rescue Squad; 341 E Orvis St, Massena, NY 13662 or the St. Mary's Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena where online condolences may be shared at