102-year-old WWII veteran laid to rest at Long Island National Cemetery

Thomas E. McDonald’s family said the great-grandfather loved life and kept busy during his more than 100 years on earth.

Cecilia Dowd

Mar 29, 2024, 9:39 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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Thomas E. McDonald was laid to rest Friday at Long Island National Cemetery.
McDonald’s family said the great-grandfather loved life and kept busy during his more than 100 years on earth.
The 102-year-old from Garden City and Farmingdale worked well into his 80s.
Once done with work, he started volunteering, his daughter Kathryn Field told News 12.
She said her father loved Long Island and the Great South Bay.
His son described his father as someone who was always learning.
He said his dad was a “lovely, gentle, quiet person” with an “amazing” sense of humor.


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