Dona Parker Mackintosh, 94


Dona Parker Mackintosh, of Franklin, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at her home on June 11, 2022. She courageously endured many physical challenges, passing away at the age of 94.

She was born in Weathersfield, VT, in 1927. She was the oldest of 4 children. Her mother died when she was seven, and all four children went to live with different relatives. Dona was raised by her grandmother, Bertha Denman, in Springfield, VT. She graduated Springfield High School in 1945. She attended Dean Junior College (now Dean College), and graduated Valedictorian 1947. She was a stay at home mom for 20 years. After that, she worked at Dean College for 20 years in the Audiovisual Department and Learning Lab, retiring in 1993. She received a Distinguished Service Award from the College at the celebration of her 50th reunion.

Dona was on the Board of Directors of the Alden Club, Chairman of the Aldenettes, President of Hansel & Gretel Kindergarten, President of Franklin Nursing Association, Treasurer of Ray Memorial Association, and Treasurer of Fletcher Hospital Association. She enjoyed gardening, furniture refinishing & decorating, playing bridge, reading, antique shopping, and was a phenomenal cook. For the past 25 years, she enjoyed summers at their camp, WELIKEIT, on Highland Lake, Stoddard, New Hampshire.

She was married in 1948, and she was predeceased by her husband, Donald Mackintosh, and her son, Alan Mackintosh. She is survived by her son David Mackintosh and his wife Linda Perkins of Rockland Maine, and her son Gary Mackintosh of Franklin, three grandchildren: Jamie Mackintosh, Todd Mackintosh, and Alexandra Campo all from Georgia. In addition, there are three great-grandchildren: Britton Mackintosh, Austyn Mackintosh, and Wyatt Campo.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25 at Noon in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin ( 131 Main Street, Franklin. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank her caregivers from Preferred Transitions, Milford Hospital, Genesis rehab, and Kindred Hospice for their excellent care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name at Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin, MA 02038.

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