Carolyn's Story

BANGOR - Carolyn Fortune MacDonald, 78, died peacefully on June 27, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 27, 1937 in Boston, Mass, the only daughter of Kenneth and Helen Woodman.

Carolyn is survived by her son, Scott MacDonald and his wife Krista Mallory-MacDonald; daughters, Suzanne MacDonald, Kimmy MacDonald; honorary daughter, Cathy Grubb of Virginia; three grandsons, Ryan Mallory-MacDonald, Tyler Mallory-MacDonald, Kyle Mallory-MacDonald and his girlfriend Kelsey-Lynn Briggs, their son Cedric; sister in law, Linda Webb and husband Buddy; sister in law Mary Churchill and her husband Billy; special friend, Ruthanne Winchester; and special niece Lynn MacDonald, as well as several nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Richard C. MacDonald; sister in law, Do Do Bouchard and her husband Dudley Bouchard; brother in law, Robert Day; and brother in law, Gerald MacDonald,

In her younger years, Carol was politically active, being elected to the Bangor city council and running for mayor. With her husband Dick, Carol owned and operated Scotty's Carpet Cleaning, numerous grocery stores as well as the Briarwood Motor Inn, in Lincoln. She especially enjoyed working at the motel and ensuring that her guests had a nice place to stay.

Carol's hobbies in life were reading books, fashion, travel and fresh cut flowers. She loved a good restaurant, her many grand dogs, watching movies and ice skating shows. Her biggest joy in life however, were her grandsons. She took immense pride in watching them grow and being an influential part in their lives. Whether making them a favorite meal or just sitting on the couch talking, these memories were her most cherished and always made her smile. The recent addition of her great grandson Cedric was a wonderful gift and she was overjoyed with him.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer, with Rev. Grace Bartlett, officiating. People attending the service are asked to wear something blue in honor of Carol's favorite color. Those who wish to remember Carol in a special way may make gifts in her memory to The Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com
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