Fund Established To Help Charlestown Family Pay Son's Funeral Expenses

Individuals can help the relatives of Clinton MacDougall by donating online.

A Charlestown family coping with the sudden death of their son and brother is in need of some community support to pay for funeral costs.

Clinton MacDougall, 29, died on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012, after struggling with addiction, according to friend Shannon Lundin.

Lundin, who works as community outreach coordinator for the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition, set up a web page to raise funds to help MacDougall's family during this difficult time.

“Clinton was a a young, loyal, loving man who had struggles but always showed the true meaning of family and friendship,” Lundin wrote on the web page.

Available at gofundme.com, the web page allows people to make donations of any amount toward the goal of raising $3,000 for MacDougall’s funeral costs. As of Thursday afternoon, a total of $1,105 had been donated.

Visitors to the site can also leave words of encouragement for MacDougall’s family.

“This is what Charlestown is all about, coming together when someone is in need and supporting them in their loss,” Lundin wrote in an email.

Learn more about the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition and Charlestown Against Drugs at csac-chad.org.

Francis macdougall January 06, 2013 at 06:52 AM
Even if every word you was saying were true! Which it most definitely is not! Especially toward my brother to whom you know nothing about. But even if what you were saying was true. What would make you think Go fund me & the patch working together is the forum for you to ruin your mouth about your feelings about junkies and whatever else is on your mind! IGNORANCE! That's all! So shut up! No one wants to hear you velvet! Just stay off the page! Loser!!!biggest loser!!!! Lower than anything I can imagine!!! Try to sound as civilized as you want. Everyone can see through it HUNNY!!!! Your trash!!!!
Velvet Jones January 06, 2013 at 02:21 PM
First off it's ''you're trash '', not ''your trash '' , and I'm the ignorant one ? Again, Franny what exactly have I said about your brother ? The fact that I have no sympathy for junkies makes me ignorant ? Yeah the crew hanging in front of CVS are really great people huh ? Really people adding so much to our community ? Maybe if you spent as much time going after the dope dealers in the projects, and you know exactly who they are, as you do posting here and asking people for money things might change. Tell me what you are specifically going to do to try to prevent another family from going through this ? I bet nothing . That is all.
Velvet Jones January 06, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Franny, you are showing your IGNORANCE by not being able to cope with a person that has a different view than you. OK, Clinton was a saint, does that make you feel better. BTW how long has your family lived in the projects ? 30, 40 years, do you think maybe it's time to get out ? The projects are supposed to be a temporary place , like my family lived there for a few years, not a place for life. You wanna find out who I am, I'll be down Old Sully's watching football today, come down by yourself, I'll be by myself, ask for Velvet, we'll see what a tough guy you are.
Steven Smith January 06, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Hey Velvet he cant go after the Drug dealers when he is/was a wanna be himself ... Hey Franny still selling drugs out of the old age houses down on main st or did they finally kick you out and let an actual elderly person in there??? Oh yeah Velvet this kid is so smart he robs the Soverign bank in back of his house and his escape route is to jump over the fence into basically his back yard ... What you get away for like 3 minutes ( http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=2629 ) ... Dont act like you guys are angels, Velvet is right maybe if people in this town stopped glorifying the trash here who by the way all turn out to be Informants there would be no need for a page to raise money for another young man lost to this disease, take the blinders off people..... You all talk about how great a kid Clinton was and from what i have read there is no doubt but instead of bashing Velvet you should be mad at the people selling the drugs in this town. And you all know who they are you stand right with them, say hi to them and yet DO NOTHING... The time after a person dies is TO LATE to make a differance. We all know someone right now waking up doing something to go get high MAKE a real differance get involved now.... Bring on the bullshit excuses and rants you wont get a response from me Ill go try and save someone WHY DONT YOU INSTEAD OF RESPONDING TO ME MAKE A REAL DIFFERANCE DO IT IN CLINTONS NAME.. WHAT ARE YOU SCARED !!!!!
Velvet Jones January 06, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Thank You Smitty, the point Im trying to make is stop making excuses for all these addicts, but somehow I'm badmouthing Clinton ? I'm ALL FOR getting them treatment, doing whatever it takes, but how many chances do they get ? I'm like everybody else from C-Town , I have addicts in my family, I've even done every drug under the sun myself, but i've always worked !! When I had no money I didn't get high. Every time these addicts eff up, they are constantly told it's not their fault, or they are powerless, or it's genetic, it's time they are told ENOUGH, smarten up make an effort and we'll help you. That is all.
Jan Brown January 06, 2013 at 05:45 PM
All right Steven not a truer word has been spoken, Yes most people start out great kids, then the drugs take over. Everyone knows who the dealers are, nothing is done. Everyone knows someone who has lost "agreat kid". I just don't understand why after all these friends and relatives of people OD they don't stop using, they use their death as an excuse to keep on using because they are depresed or whatever. You would think they would learn from all these early deaths and wouldn't want the same thing for themselves. I know it is hard to get clean but it is possible, and there is all kinds of help out there so there is no excuse, except stupidity and laziness or it's just too hard. So yeah there will be more deaths and more families mourning and more funds being collected for these people who can't afford to pay for their loved ones funerals because everything has already been stolen from them to pay for their habits. My heart goes out to the MacDougall family, but something has to be done to "wake up" these kids . I am speaking from experience and would really like to see some of these "great kids" smarten up
Michelle Kelley January 06, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Wow Stephen that was low. I don't even have words for you other than you're a classless pig. That was ignorance at its finest
Francis macdougall January 06, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Smitty you know me ok? Balls up! put ur real name on here punk! Didn't think so! That's right I you use to sell to your mother out of the old age center while I pimped your sister and velvet out of the back! But I moved on. ... I'm done with those things. Ppl make mistake. It shows what your made of what you do what your life after you made them. I go to school now. Haven't done drugs or been in trouble in 7 yrs. Smitty or so you call yourself (coward) . You just joined the patch today to back velvet up and put your 2 sense in. Bunch of pathetic loses! Velvet! I'll be there there. Even though you didn't put a time. Is that this afternoon or tonight when your shift ends at king authors!
Michelle Kelley January 06, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Too bad you and velvet aren't using your real names. Sure we could dig up some good stuff on you too. But that's right you both are cowards hiding behind fake names.
Francis macdougall January 06, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Like I said those are our real names (velvet) u can make up as many (smittys)and whatever other names you want to back up you crap. And jan really? Nothing to do with you sweetie! So be smart and don't comment on this page again. This is a disgruntled person using this page as an outlet for the wrong thing but Atleast velvet was smart enough to make up a name and make Steve smith up today to back up her crap. Your not that bright! You want to fight drugs and crime great, go to CHAD or wait for another story to come out. Don't piss me off, JAN
Steven Smith January 06, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Hahahaha,,, you guys are funny really who's ignorant.... You hang with drug dealers and glorify wannabe gangsters in this town and I am ignorant. No made up names here. Moved from Rhode Island when i was 2 grew up on Trenton St. still live in town. Glad your doing well keep it up and we wont have to read about someone trying to raise money to bury you. So here is your pat on the back for not selling drugs and being another loser from Charlestown... And threating a women Jan for speaking her mind really who is the tough guy now on the computer. I know i said i would not respond but picking on a women really who's the classless pig now... Have a great life hope I dont read about you in a couple of years
Working Man January 06, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Francis & Michelle Why even respond to these people there just trying to get a rise out fo you. Who cares what they say!
Francis macdougall January 06, 2013 at 07:18 PM
What's up lets meet up for a cup of coffee Smitty? I want to talk about cleaning up this town. What do you say buddy?
Francis macdougall January 06, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Big mouth punk with a keyboard! That's what I though! Stick to what you know, hiding! No heart, no balls,! Listen this isn't the forum for all the anti-drug talk. The let's get the drug dealers! This was my friend Shannon trying to help my mother out. Not at my mothers request! But trying to help her out! So all the negative remarks were uncalled for. If you morons can't understand that come to dunstable st and post a message and I'll be out there to meet and greet you! Goodbye, goodnight, and I'll pray for you sick, sick puppies!!!! Everyone else that matters!!! Real townies!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! This is proof that you don't need to be on drugs to be total creep losers!!!
giggie peterson January 06, 2013 at 08:04 PM
fran love buddey sorry i could not make it
Francis macdougall January 06, 2013 at 09:48 PM
What happened? Must have just missed you! Oh no your shift at king authors isn't over! I was just at old sullys! They never even heard of your alias! I'm done spending my time on cowards! If you want me come to dunstable st. And send a message!! Can't get any more clear than that! Like I said this isn't the forum for your remarks. This page is for an entirely different thing. Wether your right or wrong, it's not the page. That's what you don't understand. We asked politely, and like the ignoramus you are, you continue to harass this page. So I'm done feeding the monster! Like I said before " thank you everyone for the support".
Denise Bohne January 06, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Francis ,, Normal People know what your poor Brother fought through everyday... every minute, of each waking HOUR... May God Bless his SOUL..He was a Great Kid and had a Gold Heart.. I do not think Negative comments about Clinton, and or from what this person is stating Addicts...Has a Impact on anyone who has been there or through this...Great statement Francis above.. She does seem very Disturbed..??? Love everything you wrote... Walk past the insane..we shall all pray .
Margaret chase January 06, 2013 at 11:49 PM
You know what violet please stop the hate Clinton was a good kid with a drug problem that he battled with every day...that is very said but that didn't make him a bad person...kind words when a family is grieving helps ease the pain a Lil me need to learn how to build each other up instead of break them down and addiction is a dease just like achoholics medical fact!!
Margaret chase January 06, 2013 at 11:50 PM
dawn pyne January 07, 2013 at 08:17 PM
these "funds" as you put it come from fellow townies who help each other out in their time of need.
dawn pyne January 07, 2013 at 08:19 PM
the macdougall family isnt asking people for money you idiot.This fund was set up by a fellow townie named shannon who has done great things in the name of sobriety for charlestown.get it right
Velvet Jones January 07, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Selling dope out of the old age home ? What a scumbag .
Kelly McGrath January 07, 2013 at 11:38 PM
I am so glad that this was posted . Unfortunately I have had alot going on in my life and just finally go a minute to get on my computer to donate. I love seeing people come to gether in good times and bad. Townies have a great bond. That makes use who we are. I knew Clinton , I am older he hung with alot of my cousins, who love and miss him. I just got the pleasure of getting to know him a bit more in the last few months , he is a great guy and has a heart of gold. He is loved and missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends! If the bad comments get flaged inappropriate 10 times I believe they will be deleted . someone asked me to do it before . I am flaging all the velevet and Steven one , thats not the one we all know.
Francis macdougall January 08, 2013 at 03:48 AM
Thank you everyone one! We appreciate the support! I know it's sad that we have to deal with trash, but unfortunately they feel this is the place to get their word out( or get off on being scumbags). Just ignore them if you can. I know it's disgusting and makes me sick to my stomach too. That's how cowards do it. Say what they want and don't have the heart and balls to meet and say it to you're face. I believe that's the definition of a heartless, spineless, balless, COWARD!!!! Thank you once again everyone!!!!
Francis macdougall January 08, 2013 at 04:42 AM
Never sold dope maggot! Never denied anything I did. Always had the BALLS too admit and take responsibility for MY actions. From the sound of you two I'm pretty sure both of you're closests are full of the most hideous crap imaginable. This stunt here is another bone for the collection! Sit behind you're keyboard, write like the coward you are. EVERYONE KNOWS BOTH OF YOU DON'T HAVE THE BALLS OR HEART TO SAY IT TO MY FACE!!!! Never sold dope though maggot! I do what I say and say what I do, and I'll find you!!!! ;) keep talking!
Velvet Jones January 08, 2013 at 03:30 PM
You're a scumbag, everybody who knows you sez it.
Jacqueline MACDOUGALL January 08, 2013 at 05:14 PM
And yes I posted ITSELF no mistake there!!
Jacqueline MACDOUGALL January 08, 2013 at 05:34 PM
I know who u r all it took was a post!!! Ok coming to get you!!!
dawn pyne January 08, 2013 at 07:17 PM
this editor is deleting my comments because she said they have obscene words.wow.ok.
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