QUEENSBURY – Jesse J. Mcdonald, 24, of Queensbury, went to be with his father, on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the Saratoga Hospital.
Born on September 30, 1992, he was the son of Kim Armando and the late James McDonald.
Jesse struggled through much of his life. At the age of thirteen, he was hit by a train. Although he wasn’t expected to live, Jesse persisted and survived. After trying to live a normal life, he finally succumbed to his injuries.
Jesse was very fortunate to have many people in his life that loved him. He always “looked fresh” because of his loving sister, Tiana, who was his number one fashion coordinator. Jesse had many vices but had great talents. He was very articulate in expressing his feeling through writing. Jesse loved to rap and wrote many of his own songs, along with his cousin, Mollie Armando. He was an extremely loyal friend, especially with his cousin, Zachary Mulholland. Jesse also liked to fish and camp with his father, his uncle Timmy and his friends. He just loved being outside and enjoying nature. All Jesse wanted out of life was love and acceptance, but he could never seem to find peace and acceptance within himself.
Besides his father, Jesse was predeceased by his grandmother, Ruth Armando, his great grandmother, Katherine Welch and his uncle, Timothy McDonald.
Survivors include his mother, Kim Armando of Hudson Falls; his loving sister, Tiana Carpenter and her fiancé, Jason Tranowicz of Glens Falls; his niece, Lyllei Carpenter of Glens Falls; his best friend and cousin, Zachary Mulholland and his fiancée, Andrea Cummings of Fort Edward; songwriting buddy and cousin, Mollie Armando; his grandparents, Joanne O’Connell and Gabe and Leslie Armando; his aunts and uncles, Suzanne and David Maye, Joan and David Armando, Laurie and Greg Jandolenko and William O’Connell; and several cousins.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
A graveside service will be private.
The family offers a special thank you for the care, compassion and love given by the caregivers at Saratoga Hospital, especially “his wife” Mary.