John F. Jack McDonald, “Jack Mac,” (born Feb. 4, 1958) died March 4 in his home. He graduated from Enfield High School in Enfield, Connecticut in 1976, where he was the captain of his hockey team.
McDonald graduated from Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire and worked for Chrysler Credit Corp in Springfield, Massachusetts, then the Connecticut Bank and Trust in Hartford, Connecticut. Then he was appointed assistant treasurer at the First Vermont Bank in Brattleboro. In more recent years, he owned and operated Property Management and drove the shuttle for the Wobbly Barn.
McDonald was a staple in the Wobbly Barn community and he leaves behind a great deal of customers and colleagues that adored him. Customers from all over the country would ask for “Jack Mac” when coming to the Wobbly Barn.
McDonald had a huge personality and was known for his sense of humor. He had inside jokes with everyone. It was impossible to walk away from a conversation with him without a smile on your face. He never let a special occasion pass without having a cake made to honor the event.
McDonald is survived by a brother and numerous friends and the Wobbly Barn family. He was predeceased by his parents James F. and Jewell F. McDonald, and his beloved dog Murphy, who was his best friend for many years.
A celebration of life will take place at the Wobbly Barn on March 18 from 6-9 p.m. In honor of McDonald’s love for Murphy, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Maple Leaf Mutts at PO Box 324, Rutland, VT 05702 or via paypal at paypal.me/mapleleafmutts; or to Golden Huggs at P.O. Box 299 Waitsfield, VT 05673, to help someone else find their own Murphy.