PLAINVILLE – Alvin Macdonald, Jr., 88, of Horseshoe Drive passed away on January 6, 2017 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro.
He was the husband of the late Eileen R. (Cote’) Macdonald.
Born in Providence, RI on August 25, 1928, he was the son of the late Alvin Sr. and Irene (Cottrell) Macdonald.
Alvin grew up in Pawtucket, RI and was a 1946 Graduate of East Senior High School. During WWII, Alvin served in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant from December 1946 until his Honorable discharge in November 1949. In 1950, he attended the University of Rhode Island. In 1954, Alvin joined his father in the family business of Macdonald Mobile Home and Trailer Sales in North Attleboro, where he later went on to be Vice President and Manager until its sale in 1977. It was at this time, that the family business moved to Plainville as Macdonald’s RV Center and continues to this day.
Alvin was also in business with his dad, Alvin,Sr., at Almac , a company which manufactured and sold truck campers . He also received his Real Estate License from Lee Institute, Brookline, MA as well as being a licensed plumber and gasfitter until 2012.
Alvin was a member of several organizations such as: The No Attleboro Chamber of Commerce, The New England Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, The New England Mobile Home Association, the RVDA, the RVIA, the NFIB, and the Kiwanis Club. He was on the Board of Directors for the Plainville Savings and Loan.
He enjoyed playing cribbage and doing crossword puzzles but most of all he enjoyed time spent with his family. Alvin was an avid reader and his love for the RV industry was palpable
Alvin is survived by his two daughters: Karen Macdonald of Buzzards Bay and Colleen Girard of Cheshire, CT; his three grandchildren: Douglas Girard of MD, Jeffrey Girard of PA, and Nicole Pascucci of Wareham; and a great-granddaughter Ellieanna Zecco of Wareham.
Visiting will be held on Thursday, January 19th in the Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro from 4 to 7 pm. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. A burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alvin’s name can be made to Mike Molino RV Learning Center; 3930 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 or the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445-7226