John Corey McDonald, 60, passed away on February 26, 2023 after a brief illness. Known to many throughout the north country and beyond as “Johnny Mac,” John was a beloved resident of Littleton, New Hampshire his entire life. A graduate of Littleton High School, class of 1981, many people will remember John from his years in the ski shop at Lahout’s in Lincoln, or from his years working in the produce department at the Littleton Co-op. In recent years, John made the decision to leave retail and went to work for Burndy in Lincoln. Johnny Mac certainly had the Irish gift of gab and struck up long conversations with everyone he met leading to a diverse collection of life-long friends. He viewed his role in life as helping and supporting others, generally before himself, and always went the extra mile to take care of anyone he encountered. John is predeceased by his parents, Henry McDonald and Joan (Corey) Ziter.
He leaves behind three siblings and their spouses, Kelly and Ed Lyman of Simsbury, Connecticut, Stephen and Nicky McDonnell of Alexandria, Virginia, and Kathy and Kevin Ostler of Park City, Utah. Although John had no children of his own, his seven nieces and nephews, Conor, Maggie, and Patrick Lyman, Joe and Dean McDonnell, and Olivia and Sophia Ostler meant the world to him. They all delighted in spending time with Uncle John who never showed up without treats and gifts. John’s caring soul made the world a little brighter each day. He will be deeply missed by many.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 1, 11:00 AM, at the Ross Funeral Home, Littleton, with Reverend Lyn Winter officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.
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