Paul N. MacDonald, 82: Community leader, avid golfer

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BRUNSWICK – Paul N. MacDonald, 82, a resident of The Maine Veterans Home in Augusta, died Nov. 7.

He was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Bath, a son of Arthur N. MacDonald and Dorothy (Coombs) MacDonald. He attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School with the Class of 1950, Columbian Preparatory School in 1952 and the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 1961.

He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957.

MacDonald was a certified insurance counselor and licensed insurance consultant. He was employed at Peerless Insurance Company in New York, Aetna Insurance Company in Portland and Norton Insurance, where he was president and chairman.

He was a four-time president of the Brunswick Golf Club, as well as a longtime student of golf rules, a United States Golf Association rules official, and a member of the USGA Mid – Amateur and Senior Amateur Committees. He served as a tournament rules official for the Maine State Golf Association and as a director of the Maine Golf Hall of Fame.

MacDonald was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, and proudly served on several community committees: president of the St. Charles Federal Credit Union for eight years; chairman of the Topsham Finance Committee; director of the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce; corporator of Mid-Coast Hospital; and director of the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund.

He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Ann MacDonald, and his sister, Jean Brunelle.

Survivors include a son, John, of Brunswick; a daughter, Karen S. Clarke, of Jefferson; three grandchildren, Nicholas MacDonald of Newton, Massachusetts, Marina Turmelle of New Gloucester and Michael A. Clarke of Jefferson; a brother, Peter MacDonald, of Bath; and a sister, Sharon Patterson, of Brunswick.

A memorial Mass was celebrated Nov. 13, in St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. Private interment at Oak Grove Cemetery will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route One #2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 in Paul N. MacDonald’s memory.