Jayne M. McDonald

Jayne M. McDonald, 70, of Seekonk, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Harry R. and Kathleen E. (Finnegan) Boyd.  Jayne was a school bus driver for the East Providence and Cranston School Departments before she retired.  She enjoyed doing arts & crafts and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She leaves three children, Kimberly A. Bennett of Bristol, Michaela M. McDonald of Seekonk and David E. McDonald, Jr. of Seekonk, eight grandchildren, Aidan, Ryley, Rachael, Jeremy, Mya, Ava, Olivia and Giana, one sister, Kathleen A. Boyd and one brother, Harry “Bud” Boyd, III. She was the sister of the late Peter Boyd.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 8:45 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


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Janet from Rehoboth wrote on July 15, 2021 at 2:27 pm
David Jr and family- David so sorry to hear about your mom. May she rest in peace.
Billy Carty from Central Falls wrote on July 10, 2021 at 10:16 am
I’m so sorry for your loss
Alexia from East Providence wrote on July 8, 2021 at 1:09 pm
Jeremy & Michaela, I am so sorry for your loss! I will always remember Jayne welcoming my brother and I into her home like we were her own! She was the nicest person I have ever had the privilege to meet. She’s given me words of wisdom I will take with me wherever I go. May she rest in the sweetest peace & know in your heart what a wonderful woman she was to everybody!❤️
Cyle Viveiros from East Providence wrote on July 7, 2021 at 11:00 pm
To Jeremy and his family, we are so sorry for your loss. I first remember meeting Jayne when she introduced me to her grandson Jeremy, and she was the most kindest and gentlest neighbor I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting and living next door too. She would always welcome my sister and I into her home to play with Jeremy, chat, have cookies, or just give advice, and we will never forget those special memories. May she Rest In Peace, and out condolences go out to you guys. -With much love, Cyle and Alexia
Gail Borges from Los Angeles wrote on July 7, 2021 at 10:25 pm
Dear Kathy, Bud, Kim, Michaela and David, I am so heartbroken to hear about the loss of your mother and sister. I will never forget all the laughs we had and the many volleyball games we played. She had such a presence and a great sense of humor. She is someone I will deeply miss.💔
Michael Pardi from Pawtucket wrote on July 7, 2021 at 7:59 pm
Jane will be very missed, she was a very dear friend to me, loved her very much. My condolences to Kim David and Michaela. And of course all of her grandkids she Loved so much.. May she rest in peace...
Habiba from East Providence wrote on July 7, 2021 at 7:40 pm
Kim, David, and Michaela...I am truly sorry for your loss. May your Mom rest in peace. May you all find the strength and courage to get through this painful and difficult time.
Rasheedat from Johnston wrote on July 7, 2021 at 7:15 pm
Hi Machaela,I’m sorry 😢 for your loss,I pray God comforts you and your family at this difficult time.🙏🏾
Abi from Nigeria wrote on July 7, 2021 at 6:03 pm
I’ll start by saying I never regret anything. But I must say, I wish things turned out the way we wanted it to be. Because I won’t be writing this if it didn’t happen. But looking at the bright side of things, I would never know what love was until you brought me the definition. Rest in the bossom of the Lord my Love...I love you but God loves you more
Andrea Viveiros from E Providence wrote on July 7, 2021 at 5:27 pm
David, Michaela, and Jeremy &family, I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Jayne. We were neighbors and did we have a few good laughs! Beautiful soul! May she rest easy in paradise. Please accept our condolences and may you all find comfort amongst each other..❤️ The Viveiros & Massa Family
Jeremy Harald from Seekonk wrote on July 7, 2021 at 2:11 pm
A kind soul was taken from us her love for her kids and grandkids was unconditional may god open his arms and accept her may she have eternal peace because she suffered enough on this cruel world alway loved and never forgotten u rest easy in the pearly gates of heaven love you Jane
Michaela from Seekonk wrote on July 6, 2021 at 10:39 pm
My heart and soul breaks in indescribable ways for the loss of my mom ❤️ We fought till the end every last minute 🙏🏼 Her strength was amazing . Even though I can’t see you anymore I miss you already God took you out of your pain to a better place 🙏🏼 I’m so thankful to have you as a mom I don’t t know how I’m gonna do it with out you I love and miss you incredibly 💐
Diane L Bourn from RICHLANDS wrote on July 6, 2021 at 10:18 pm
To Jayne's family, I am so very sorry for this very painful loss. I knew Jayne when we both met in kindergarten and graduated from EP in 69. Just last week she told me her cancer had returned so this seems so sudden. I am sending prayers for you all ♡♡
Clothilde Martins from East Providence wrote on July 6, 2021 at 9:53 pm
I am so sorry for all of your loss. We have know you all for over 30 years you are family I love Jane very much and all of you my deepest condolences with prayers and love May you rest in peace Jane till we meet again
Lori Tanzi from East Providence wrote on July 6, 2021 at 9:05 pm
Bud I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏
Lori Tanzi from East Providence wrote on July 6, 2021 at 9:05 pm
Bud I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏
Lori Tanzi from East Providence wrote on July 6, 2021 at 9:05 pm
Bud I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏
John lamberton from Manheim wrote on July 6, 2021 at 8:22 pm
Bud, we are so sorry for your loss.
Christopher Parella from East Providence wrote on July 6, 2021 at 7:22 pm
Kim, On behalf of all of your Brothers and Sisters at the Bristol Department of Public Works, I would like to extend to your entire family, our deepest condolences. We will keep good thoughts for all of you.
Missy Medina from Bristol wrote on July 6, 2021 at 7:14 pm
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.