August 5, 2018
Evangeline E. McDonald, 95, formerly of Watertown passed away Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, at Loretto Nursing Home, Syracuse.
A calling hour will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, August 10, from 9:30 - 10:30AM followed by the funeral service at the funeral home at 11AM with Fr. Jonas Tandayu, MSC presiding. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.
Evangeline was born in Carthage on March 10, 1923, daughter of Perley E. and Rubena (Mintz) Arnold and she attended Watertown schools. On May 17, 1942 she married Vernon L. McDonald in the rectory at Holy Family Church with Rev. John Doonan officiating. Mr. McDonald died December 24, 1996. She enjoyed being a homemaker and a member and supporter of Jefferson Rehabilitation Center. She was also a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoc. (NARFE).
She is survived by two grandchildren, Mark and Heather, great grandson, Jason, sister-in-law, Leoda Arnold, Clay, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Vernon, Evangeline was predeceased by her son, Edward V. McDonald, July 8, 1995, daughter, Patricia A. McDonald, April 2, 2006, and one brother, David H. Arnold.
In lieu of flowers, her family wishes donations in her name to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.