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Patrick Harry Mcdonald

February 11, 1935 — May 25, 2022

Patrick Harry McDonald, 87, of Ossineke, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at his home. He was a kind and caring man whom will be dearly missed. Patrick was born on Feb. 11, 1935 to the late Harry and Dolores (Troy) McDonald in Alpena, Michigan.

On May 1, 1954 Patrick married the love of his life Rita Goodrich at St. Bernard Catholic Church of All Saints Parish in Alpena. They raised a family and remained in love for 66 years until she preceded him in death in 2020.

Patrick enjoyed hunting, throwing horseshoes, cornhole, and spending his winters in Florida, but what brought him the greatest joy was spending time with his family and faithful fur companion “Daisy”. He adored going to family gatherings and just being around people. Patrick worked for Huron Portland Cement for 34 years until his retirement.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Jean Burt and Julie (Jim) Nowak, a son, Ken (Sue) McDonald, seven grandchildren, Nick (Sarah) Burt, Natalie French, Nathan Burt, Daniel Nowak, Dana (Jarred) Wilson, Jennifer (Curt) Newhouse, and Jeffrey (Terra) McDonald, ten great grandchildren, and a sister, Joyce (Steve) Moore. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Rita, a son, Edward McDonald, son in law Keith Burt, two brothers, Mike and Jack McDonald, and grandson in law, Charles French.

A graveside service will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. with Deacon Michael Roy officiating. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to Hospice of Michigan. Karpus Hunter & Ross Funeral Home has been entrusted with Patrick’s care. Online condolences may be registered at

Graveside Service

Holy Cross Cemetery
  • 1300 W. Washington Ave.
    Alpena, Michigan 49707
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