Obituary: John R. McDonald – What’s Up Newp


John (Jack) Robert Francis McDonald Jr. of Portsmouth, Rhode Island passed away peacefully at Charlton Memorial Hospital on March 29, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to parents, John and Kathryn McDonald (née Dupar), on July 1, 1943, in Washington, District of Columbia. Jack graduated from George Washington University in 1966, attended the University of Maryland for dentistry, and served in the United States Army Dental Corps from June 1970 to 1973.

Jack eventually settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island where he opened a successful dental practice which he had owned and operated for over two decades. He loved being a dentist and took great pride in his profession; he was appreciated and respected by his patients and his peers.

Jack lived his life to the full; he had an adventurous spirit who loved to travel, challenge himself in new (and sometimes daring) experiences, and spend time with family and friends. He had many hobbies, but most of all, he was a vintage car enthusiast and loved driving “Christine”, his custom 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible.

He is survived by his beloved life partner, Liz Morrow; his two sons John R. McDonald III and Cameron T. McDonald; his daughter, Megan A. McDonald; his grandchildren, Liam Q. McDonald, Lexie Nogueira and Hayden S. Tripp; and his niece, Kathy Strater. He was predeceased by his sisters, Barbara Beall (née McDonald) and Mary Jopp (née McDonald).

A mass will be said for Mr McDonald on Sunday April 10, 2022 at 8.30am at St. Anthony’s Church, 2836 East Main Rd., Portsmouth.

In lieu of cards or flowers, Jack requested that any memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity he supported for several years.


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