Kenneth Edward McDonald1

M, #26756, b. Feb 17, 1948, d. Oct 6, 2017
Father*Merle Gordon McDonald2 b. Mar 12, 1909, d. Aug 22, 1963
Mother*Ethelwyn Cristina Davidson2 b. circa 1915, d. circa 1992

Chronological Events

Birth*Feb 17, 1948 Kenneth Edward McDonald was born on Feb 17, 1948 at Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.1,2 
 He was the son of Merle Gordon McDonald and Ethelwyn Cristina Davidson.2 
Marriage*May 28, 1982 Kenneth Edward McDonald married Joan Lee Ormsbee, daughter of Forrest Cassius Ormsbee and Weltha Myrtle Magoon, on May 28, 1982 at West Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.1 
Death*Oct 6, 2017 Kenneth Edward McDonald died on Oct 6, 2017, at age 69 at Derby, Orleans County, Vermont, United States, at home.3 
ObituaryOct 9, 2017  OBITUARY: Kenneth E. McDonald, 69 of Derby, Vermont passed away suddenly Friday, October 6, 2017 at his home. Kenneth was born on February 17, 1948, in Newport, VT to the late Christina Davidson and Merle McDonald. Kenneth spent his childhood years in Morgan, Vermont and his early years working for Rudy Burroughs in the woods, then with Real Desrochers driving truck. He worked thirty years for Vermont Agency of Transportation Division.

He is survived by his wife, Joan L. McDonald of thirty five years and his children, Dana Kennison of Derby, Kim Dupuis and her husband Raymond of Irasburg, Tracy Costa and her husband of Dave of Island Pond, also by his grandchildren Tina Royer and husband Derek of Newport Center, Michelle Aiken and husband James of Derby Line, Amanda Hastings, of Derby, David Hicks of Michigan, Shaun Hastings of Connecticut, and Eric Dupuis and wife Sarah of Irasburg and by his great-grandchildren, Kristopher Aiken, Jayden Aiken, Henry Bean, Landen Dupuis, Noah Dupuis, Harper Dupuis, Avery Royer, Bentley Cartee and Adalynn Jones. He is also survived by sister, Connie Carpenter of Derby, brother, Dean McDonald of Barton, brother- in-law, Gary Carter of Plainfield, VT.

He is predeceased by parents, brothers Reginald McDonald, Gordie McDonald, Larry McDonald and sister Shirley Carter. Ken is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport with services held by Pastor Robert Cargrill.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth's Name to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, Upper Quarry Road, Newport, VT or Derby Fish & Game, P.O. Box 187, Derby VT 05829.

Online condolences may be shared at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

Published in Newport Daily Express - Oct. 9, 2017.3
Burial*Oct 14, 2017 He was buried on Oct 14, 2017 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 184124750.4 


Joan Lee Ormsbee b. Jul 16, 1939, d. Sep 5, 2020


  1. [S2194] State of Vermont, Marriage Record - Vermont -
  2. [S1094] State of Vermont, Birth Record - Brith Record -
  3. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  4. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check, Death Certificates &