Dougald MacDonald ’42 died April 23, 2010, in Portland after a short illness.
Dougald MacDonald ’42 died April 23, 2010, in Portland after a short illness. He was born on June 19, 1920, in Cambridge, and graduated from Newton (Mass.) High School. After graduating from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, he enlisted in the Navy and became a Naval aviator, attaining the rank of lieutenant. For more than 30 years, he worked at Burnham & Morrill Company, makers of B&M baked beans, retiring as general manager in 1976. He served on the boards of the Waynflete School and the District Nursing Association (later called the Visiting Nurses Association), and was a corporator of Maine Medical Center. He was a member of the Portland Country Club, the Cumberland Club, and the Portland Yacht Club, where he served as commodore from 1961 to 1963. He was an avid yachtsman, owning many sailboats, including his favorite, Poinciana, a Hinckley Pilot. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helena Allen MacDonald; two daughters, Catherine MacDonald Morrow and Sally MacDonald Hannaway; granddaughter Martina Morrow Duncan ’97; a great- granddaughter; and a brother, John A. MacDonald. He was predeceased by his sister, Jean MacDonald.