Susan B. (Anderson) MacDonald

Susan B. (Anderson) MacDonald, 61, of Cambridge, formerly of Mattapoisett died on Thursday October 11, 2012. She was the wife of the late Dr. D. Duncan MacDonald.

Born in Providence, RI, she lived in Mattapoisett before moving to Cambridge in 1981.

Mrs. MacDonald was employed as a registered nurse at Rhode Island Hospital and also in her husband’s medical office. She attended Wellesley College where she graduated with high honors including membership to the Phi Beta Kappa society. After graduating, she worked as a consultant at Arthur D. Little prior to starting her own business designing websites and editing academic works.

She is survived by her son, Jared D. MacDonald and his wife Atara Rich-Shea of Cambridge; her grandson, Nathaniel; her parents, Henry R. and Barbara (Paine) Anderson of Florida; her brother, Paul Anderson of Yarmouthport; and her sister, Margaret Jean Edwards of Scottsdale, AZ.

A memorial service will be held on Friday October 19, 2012 at 11 AM at the Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 4-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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