Darlene Faith (Horton) McDonald was born January 20, 1961 in Boston, MA to Mrs. Faith Horton and the late Mr. David B. Horton Sr.
She was a child when her family moved from Boston to Brockton, MA where she was educated in the Brockton Public Schools, graduating from Brockton High School in 1979. She would later marry the late Renato McDonald, an Army Veteran, and they had one child, daughter Reneigh Janeen McDonald.
Darlene was a very hard worker and last worked at Polymer Corporation in Rockland, MA before retiring. Darlene was always willing to help anyone in their time of need. Family was very important to her and she loved family reunions including Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, and especially the yearly outing at Salem Willows. Darlene loved children and would often help out with babysitting for family and friends. The kids loved her just as much and always had fun when they were with her.
Darlene loved to travel, whether taking a cruise to the islands such as Barbados, Jamaica, St. Thomas or spending some time in Cancun which she last visited as a gift from her daughter Reneigh. Darlene was always willing to try new things and was known to be somewhat of a daredevil; no rollercoaster was too big, no movie too scary, and no dare to outrageous. She was fun loving, adventurous, loving and loyal.
Darlene was also crafty; she loved DIY projects and her beautiful, lush green plants. She was an avid soap opera fan, General Hospital in particular, most likely a habit picked up in her teens from her late beloved grandmother.
Darlene passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2022 and will be truly missed by her mother Faith Horton, daughter Reneigh McDonald, sister Darnell E. Horton, brother David B. Horton Jr., sister-in-law Laureen Horton, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
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