Mary C. MacLeod, 91
Mary “Mimi” MacLeod died on Tuesday, June 27 at the age of 91 after a very
short bout with spine issues resulting from living a very long time with
osteoporosis. A Celebration of Life service at the Old Bridge United Methodist
Church is scheduled for 2 pm on Saturday July 8, with interment in MA to follow
later in the month. Instead of flowers, contributions to her church (Old Bridge
UMC, 3966 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge VA 22192 or Edwards Church, 39 Edwards St., Framingham MA 01701) or your valued charity
She was born in Framingham MA to parents Malcolm and Mary Ann (nee MacKay)
MacLeod. After graduating from Framingham High School in 1943, Mary entered the
Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing where she served in the US Cadet
Nurse Corps and became an RN in 1946. Mary joined the staff at George
Washington University Medical Center in1948 where she worked in Labor and
Delivery until retiring in 1986. She lived in Falls Church VA until moving to
Woodbridge VA in 2002 where she was close to her nephew John, his wife Lisa and
their children Carolyn and Jack.
She was preceded in death by her siblings Fergus Neil "Paul" MacLeod, John MacKay
MacLeod and Marion Holmes. In addition to her nephew and his family she is
survived by her nieces Susan Roso, Carol Smith, Gail Vandal and Bonnie Holmes.
Mary was a “watcher” during high school - she looked for airplanes flying
over Framingham and reported their speed, direction and identifying marks to a
post in Boston. She found that amusing because she “couldn’t tell one car from
another" but they trusted her to identify planes. She entered the nursing
school and did most of her rotations with her dear friend Jean.
Before moving to the nurse’s dormitory on H Street NW, she lived in the
Federation House near Dupont Circle in Washington DC with Gibby, Marie and her
future sister-in-law Helen. She apparently had a grand time at GW with her
friends Geraldine and Abercrombie. They have stories that will probably remain
She spent 2 weeks every summer at the "Wee Hoos" in Hampton Beach NH where
she enjoyed sunbathing at “The Point" and having a cup of tea with some
She loved Jesus, walking, and writing and receiving letters. She loved the
old hymns, closed-captioning on the television, and anything sweet. She lived a
simple life, was frugal without being stingy, and enjoyed her privacy.
We are sad but also filled with joy that she has reached her destination
after such a long journey.