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Thomas A. McDonald Jr.

October 24, 1947 ~ February 20, 2019 (age 71)
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Thomas A. McDonald, Jr., 71, of Keyport, NJ passed away Wednesday, February 20th, at home. Thomas was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on October 24, 1947, a son of the late Rose (Stein) and Thomas  McDonald, Sr. Thomas lived in Matawan most of his life moving to Keyport five years ago. He was a high school wrestler at Madison Township High School.  His family moved from Old Bridge to Matawan in 1966 and Thomas graduated from Matawan Regional High School in 1967.  Thomas then attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He then started his career working for Bamberger's Department Store in Newark, he then went on to spend over 33 years working for Paul Stuart Fine Clothing in New York City. Thomas loved spending his time cooking and baking. He also enjoyed going to the theater and singing. One special love he had were dogs. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #3402 in Keyport.

Thomas is also survived by his cherished sisters, Rose Siniscal, of Matawan and Mary Marvel and her husband Robert of Plano, Texas and a devoted brother, Eugene McDonald and his wife Linda of Matawan, NJ, an aunt and uncle Kathleen & Franklin Zahn of Matawan, another Aunt, Rae Stein of Jackson, NJ, nephews  Matthew and Michael Siniscal, a niece Jennifer McDonald, and many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held 2 PM to 7 PM on Sunday, February 24th at Day Funeral Home in Keyport, New Jersey . Visitation will also be held 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM on Monday, February 25th at Day Funeral Home in Keyport, New Jersey. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Clements RC Church at 10:30am Monday. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. To leave a message of sympathy, please visit,

Donations may be made to:

American Heart Association
1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, AB

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