Malcolm C. MacMillan

  • Born: November 11, 1957
  • Died: April 15, 2017
  • Location: Framingham, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458
Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

Malcolm C. MacMillan, age 59, of Framingham MA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with ALS. Malcolm was born in Boston MA., he lived in Chestnut Hill until the family moved to their house in Newton Center where he lived until his marriage to his dear wife Diane. They bought their home in Framingham where they raised their two boys. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed whatever he was doing and loved big machinery. He had a long career in construction, vehicle maintenance, and truck driving. He most recently worked for his good friends Cedrone Trucking and Cappello Heavy Transport. He was very honored to hear of the truck show Cappellos' have planned for July 30th to support ALS One Knights that funds research, treatment and care for ALS patients and our very own "Mal of Steel".
Malcolm loved spending his summers at Great East Lake in Maine being captain of the pontoon boat, or the winner of the cribbage game. He loved his time at his family's cottage in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He adored his special "Papa" days. He was the best friend to many and was truly one of a kind. He put a smile on everyone's face he encountered.
Malcolm was the beloved husband of Diane (DeLuca) MacMillan, devoted father to Alexander and Michael MacMillan and loving Papa to Mason. He was the proud soon to be father in law of Heather Roberts. He was the devoted son to the late Alexander (Sockie) and Martha MacMillan. Son in law of the late Paul and Jolene DeLuca. Malcolm was the dear brother to his sisters, Judy MacInnes and her late husband Fraser, Sandy Siciliano and her husband Joe, Janice Daly and her husband Franny, Diane Clary and her husband Bill. Brother in law to Paulene Perham and her husband Stephen, Karen Donnelly and her husband Ed. Malcolm adored his nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, who all brought him joy. His cousins were very special to him. He was a friend to many and was treasured by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 20, at 11AM, at the Newton Covenant Church, 75 Vernon Street, Newton Corner. A "party" at Malcolm's request will follow the service. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Malcolm's name may be made to ALS ONE, 8 Industrial Way, Whitman, MA 02382 or by going to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Such as lovely man, always smiling and cheerful, kind and generous. May you find peace with God. Maura

Posted by Maura iversen - newton, MA - family   May 09, 2017

Malcolm was my dear cousin. His mental fortitude and his love of family was visible to all. Malcolm was wise. His wisdom was often peppered with an amazing sense of humour that managed to lighten a moment, make us smile and put things in perspective. We will miss him terribly. Love Bebe and Paul

Posted by Mary MacMillan-Gilkinson - Mississauga, ON - family   April 28, 2017

We have been thinking and praying for Malcolm's family. He was a dear man,who will be greatly missed on this earth. Our memories are strongest from when he was young and a teen.Always a smile on his face,or a look of surprise that something had gone wrong in his presence....who me? God didn't make them much better than Malcolm. He has fought the good fight and finished its course.

Posted by David & Sandel Livingstone - Philadelphia, PA - friend   April 27, 2017

Sending hugs to your whole family. I fondly remember him from church many years ago. Being older and having moved, I last remember him at about age 9 - same sweet face still smiling back 50 years later. May you all sense God's tender comfort and peace during this heavy time of loss. Lovingly, Mertie (Scribner) & Fred

Posted by Mertie Potter - Concord, NH - friend   April 27, 2017

Please accept our sincerest sympathies for your loss
Treasure your memories

Posted by Angus & Jean Macdonald - Dartmouth Nova Scotia - Friend   April 22, 2017

We are so very sorry to hear of Malcolm's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time. I have very fond memories of Martha and Sockie and all the family visiting Lake Ainslie and Inverness when we were kids. I especially remember Malcolm with his continuous smile and his happy and friendly way.

Sharon and family

Posted by Sharon Fraser (MacLean) - Dartmouth, Ns - Family   April 22, 2017

Dear MacMillan Family,

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories to sustain us. Though the words are few, the sympathy is great. Thinking of all of you with love and hope. Ron & Linda Umlah, Arizona & E Lake Ainslie

Posted by Linda & Ron Umlah - Mesa, AZ - Family Friend   April 21, 2017

My deepest condolences to the MacMillan family. I had the pleasure of working with him, and I will always remember his great stories and his great sense of humor. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Paul Loulache - Franklin, MA   April 21, 2017

Our condolences to the Mac Millan families as you mourn the loss of your beloved Malcolm. May it comfort you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of great sorrow.

Posted by Hugh &Joan Cameron - Scotsville, Cape Breton - Friend   April 19, 2017

My deepest condolences to the MacMillan family. I worked with Malcolm and Alex and he was always a wonderful person to know.

Posted by Sean Fournier - Templeton, MA   April 19, 2017

To the MacMillan family during this challenging time of loss and grief ... on behalf of all of us at ALS ONE, we are extremely grateful for your kindness and generosity and support of our mission to find a cure for ALS while greatly improving the lives of those battling the disease now.
We are truly blessed to have such thoughtful people devoted to the cause. Thank you so much for your support.
We are honored and blessed by your acknowledgement.
If there is anything we can do for you, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Amy Hartigan

Posted by A friend   April 19, 2017


Our sincerest condolences, Malcolm was one of a kind, the kindest and most genuine person I have ever known. His love of family and friends was unmatched. The ways he touched peoples lives was magical. Our lives are richer because of Malcolm and his friendship, he will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Bernadette and Wayne MacDonald
Billerica, Mass

Posted by Wayne and Bernadette MacDonald    April 19, 2017

Dianne, Alex and Michael,
Words cannot express how much Mal meant to us. He was quick to joke or tease but had a heart of gold and would help anyone who needed it. I cannot think of Mal or look at a picture of him without smiling. His love for family and friends was evident in every aspect of his life. Mal touched so many lives as a coworker, neighbor, friend, cousin, nephew, uncle, brother in law, brother, son, husband, dad or papa that his memories will live on through each one of you and how you live your lives.
Surround yourselves with the love of family and hold tight to your cherished memories. Malcom we love you and will miss you.
Scott and Kathy Frothingham,
Michelle, Brittany and Michael

Posted by Kathy FRothingham - Family Friend   April 18, 2017

Sincere condolences to all the Mac Millan families. Malcolm was such a kind and caring person and will be missed at "the Lake". My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Anne (MacDougall) Mac Master - Scotsville, Cape Breton - Friend   April 18, 2017

To ALL the family of Malcom, profound sympathy to you all. I did not know Mal(met him once at Lake Ainsle). But knew your parents,and loved them so much..My memories of them are greatSo please know our thoughts are with you at this time. God Bless you all
Love Margaret Rose

Posted by MargaretRose MacQuarrieJAY - Rockwood, ON   April 18, 2017

Dear Diane, Alex and Michael,

our hearts ache over the loss of our beloved neighbor and friend, Mal. There are hardly enough words to describe the many ways he enriched our lives. Mal was the definition of kind, charitable, honorable and loyal. We will miss our encounters with him, whether just a little wave pulling in the trash, or arguing who gets the next lottery ticket..

with much love, Wayne and Cheri Lamie

Posted by Cheri and Wayne Lamie - Framingham, MA - Neighbor   April 18, 2017

To the MacMillan Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Richard Welch

Posted by Richard Welch - Brighton, MA - Family Friend   April 18, 2017

Malcolm, you will be truly missed on this Earth. Your heart was full because you let so much love and laughter into it. Make you have peace and watch us from above. You were one of the GOOD ones!

Posted by Sheila Daly Boyle - Sudbury, MA - Family   April 18, 2017