Sister Jeanne Francis (Marguerite) MacDonald, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur died peacefully on Friday, February 14, 2020 surrounded by her community of Sisters at the Sr. Julie Billiard Center, Ipswich, MA on February 14 , 2020 after an extended illness.
Sr. Jeanne was born in Somerville, MA on July 2, 1936, the daughter of the late Mary Jane (Rogers) and Frank MacDonald, and was predeceased by her sister Catherine Lombardi, and her brothers Roger and Alan Clark. She is survived by her beloved brother Frederick Clark of Belmont and her Sister-in-law Agnes Clark of Arizona as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces/nephews and cousins.
Sister Jeanne was a Sister for 65 years. She first entered the order on August 14, 1954 and received her first vows on February 2, 1957. She taught Math at Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody; St. Mary High School, Cambridge; St. Mary High School, Lynn; Odwin Learning Center, Dorchester; and Notre Dame Education Center, Lawrence. She also served and was a well respected leader on the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregational Leadership Team from 2008-2014.
A celebration of Sr. Jeanne’s life will be held at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich, MA on February 20 with a visitation at 1:00 p.m., a Prayer Service at 2:00 p.m., and her Funeral Mass at 3:00 p.m., followed by burial at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich MA 01938 in her memory. Assisting with the arrangements is the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home of Peabody. For guestbook, please visit www.ccbnfuneral.com
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