Angus Mac Donald

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Angus L. MacDonald
January 14, 1947- April 16, 2024

Angus L. MacDonald, born in Port Hood, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1947, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.  The son of Annie and John B. MacDonald, he moved to Buffalo, NY, in 1963, and then to Vernon, NY, in the early 80’s, but always kept a warm and close connection to his Cape Breton family and home.  
  Angus leaves his best friend and partner of 42 years, Peg Gioseffi, his beloved children Heather and Scott MacDonald, his brother, Colin MacDonald, and his sister, Mary Greenaway.  Additionally, he leaves many nieces and nephews, and their numerous wonderful children, who all adored their “Uncle Angie”.  
  He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Peggy (Jerome) Bellemore, his brothers Jack and Hughie, and his nephew, Jack Junior.  
  Angus was an award-winning trainer and driver of standard bred horses, racing successfully at courses across North America.   He was an inveterate fixer of anything with moving parts and a man who thoroughly enjoyed people.  He was a trusted and loyal friend to many, always looking for the best in people.  A true Cape Bretoner, he had a way with words, a good story, or a timely joke.  
  There will be visitation at Malecki Funeral Home, 23 Front Street, Vernon, New York, from 3 – 6 PM on Friday, April 19.  All are welcome.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program in Oxford, New York (PHSAP. Org). 
  Celebrations of Angus’ life and friendships will be held at Vernon Downs, the Nothing Fancy Country Rock Saloon, and in Port Hood, at later dates to be announced. 

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Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, April 19, 2024
Malecki Funeral Home Inc.
23 Front Street
Vernon, New York, United States
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