Domenica E. MacDonald
Domenica Elizabeth (Betty) MacDonald of Lockport, NY, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020. Born on October 26, 1932 in Lockport, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Charlotte (Carmonne) Montepare.
Betty attended St. Joseph's Academy and worked primarily at raising her family, holding various hospitality jobs. A devoted Catholic, Betty was one of the first female servers at St. Anthony's parish. She was a member of the Lockport Chorale and was an avid golfer. For a time, Betty could be found playing golf almost any day of the week at Niagara County or Niagara Orleans golf courses, participating in many leagues. She enjoyed live theater performances, having seasonal subscriptions to Shea's Buffalo and The Shaw Festival for several years. Betty also loved Country Western music seeing many performances of the genre's luminaries including Buck Owens, Sonny James and Johnny Cash.
She had an outgoing personality and a great sense of humor who could trade jibes with the best of them. Raised in the Lockport west end, she identified deeply with her Italian roots. She was an excellent cook whose Italian meals rivaled those served in the best Italian restaurants in WNY. She loved her Miller Lite, and despite her petite frame, had the ability to consume mass quantities with seemingly no affect.
Predeceased by the great love of her life, her husband of 53 years, Charles Joseph MacDonald. She is survived by her four children, Charles R. (Amy), Michael P. (Sylvia), Thomas D. (Anna) MacDonald and Rebecca A. (Dana) Ash and her loving grandchildren, Ryann, Carly, Maren, Audrey, Colin, Kayla and Alexander; great-grandsons, Cash and Dax and her dog, Millie. Other family members include in-laws, Helen (late John Jr.) Coleman, Katherine (late John) Lange, Robert and Dawn MacDonald, Carol (late William) Davin, Dennis and Roberta MacDonald, Rita and Thomas Heary and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Daniel (late Violet) Montepare, Rosemary (late Earl) Kiser and Laura (late James) Marvin.
Friends may call on Sunday, January 19th 3-7 PM at LANGE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 186 East Ave., Lockport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 AM in All Saints R.C. Parish, 76 Church St. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara SPCA.
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Published on January 17, 2020


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Jackie Richardson
Jan 22, 2020
My condolences to the McDonald sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and to you Becky my dear friend God Bless !
Alicia M. Trunzo
Jan 22, 2020
I remember both Betty & Chuck well from the Knights Club years ago. Always smiling with a sunny personality. Much sympathy to the whole family!
George Bickford
Jan 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss Chaz
LuAnn Coleman
Jan 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I remember her always smiling.
Bill & Candi Provident
Jan 19, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the entire MacDonald Family from Palm Coast
Harry H. Harrison
Jan 18, 2020
My condolence to the MacDonald family.
Robert Crowell
Jan 18, 2020
So Sorry to hear Betty is gone, She was a good Friend, and shall be missed, God Bless to you all
April Peters
Jan 17, 2020
Enjoyed singing with Betty in the Lockport Chorale.