On the day that he passed away, January 1, 2023, Donald L. Magill was in Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, Massachusetts, surrounded by loved ones. He took flight with the eagles. Their son was born in Worcester to Donald E. Magill and Pearl (Dominigue) Magill, but he was reared in Oxford, where he is also known by his nicknames Gilly, Mac, and Donnie. Donald E. Magill and Pearl (Dominigue) Magill gave birth to their son in Worcester. His beloved wife of 56 years, Phyllis (Magers) Magill, is the sole person he leaves behind after his passing. It was love at first sight, and just 10 weeks after they’d first met one another, they tied the knot.
His legacy will be carried on by his children: Donnie Magill Jr. and his wife Adella, who live in Wylie, Texas; Melissa Magill, who lives in Worcester; and Shelly Foster and her husband Bill, who live in East Hampton, Connecticut. His children are the only ones who will remember him. He couldn’t help but feel proud of his children and everything they had accomplished. He is also survived by a friend named Donna (Magers) Bartley who lives in Moundsville, West Virginia; a special cousin-in-law named Vivian “Sis” Taylor who also lives in Moundsville, West Virginia; his very close friend, Gail Davis of Oxford; friends Kathy and Chuck Cyr who live in Saco, Maine; Rick Simpson who lives in Putnam, Connecticut; Joe Pignatella who lives in Branford, Connecticut; and Tammy Ricci Julian who lives in North (thank you for all the great food).
Donnie was a member of a variety of groups, some of which include the following: the Auburn Elks, the Disabled American Veterans in Webster, the American Legion Post 58 and the V.F.W. Post 5663, all of which are located in Oxford, and the V.F.W. Post 5663 in Oxford. It is stated that Donnie was a very nice and generous man, especially to his offspring and grandchildren. Especially to his offspring and grandchildren. His generosity knew no bounds and he always put others first. He relished the opportunity to mentor and instruct his grandchildren by spending time with them and serving as a role model for them. Especially on Sunday afternoons, he looked forward to spending time with his grandsons and watching football. His all-time favorite team was the Philadelphia Eagles, but the New England Patriots were just behind them in second place.
His favorite team of all time was the New England Patriots. During the course of Donnie’s illness, he was provided with outstanding care by a variety of medical professionals. These professionals were Dr. Gerald Chase and his assistant Denise Bourassa, Dr. William Wong, Dr. Karen Salomon-Escoto, and Day Kimball Hospice. We would want to use this opportunity to extend our gratitude to everyone of these individuals on behalf of the family. It was Donnie’s intention that there be no memorial services held at this time, thus they will not be held. Later on, there will be a private service held at the graveside in Oxford’s North Cemetery, which will be followed by a banquet for select friends and family members.