Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

June 23, 2017
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Leola MacDonald, a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on June 5.
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Leola M. “Lee” MacDonald, 75, of W. Wareham and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on June 5 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Robert D. MacDonald.

Born in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Florence E. (Harding) Morlock. The family lived at the corner of Paul Gore and Centre streets in the large building owned then by the Morlock family.  A longtime resident of Boston, she moved to Wareham in 1978.

Mrs. MacDonald worked as a collector for the MBTA for many years retiring in 2001.  Most recently, she was director of Turning Point, a social service agency in Wareham dedicated to helping individuals and families in need.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisamarie Dankers and Bobbi-Jo Johnson both of E. Wareham; and her son, Robert Coughlin of Wareham; her sister, Loretta Baily of Maryville, TN; her brother Barry Morlock of Brockton; her grandchildren, Michelle, Jessica, Katie, Danielle, David, Nicole, McKenzie, LaeAnn, Bobby, Michael and Mason; her great grandchildren, Hayden, Brian, Emersyn and Annalise and soon to be Zayleah, as well as many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Donations in her memory may be made to Turning Point, P.O. Box 486, Wareham, MA 02571.

 

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