Helen E. MacDonald MARSHFIELD — Helen E. MacDonald, 82, of Hollister Hill Road, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at her home. Born May 26, 1937, in Alexandria, Virginia, she was the daughter of Omar and Mosha Lampus. Helen attended local elementary schools and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Virginia. She was employed as a medical secretary at the George Washington Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. On Oct. 16, 1965, she married Renford B. MacDonald at the Greek Orthodox Church in Washington, DC, where they made their home until they moved to their current residence in Marshfield. Helen became a homemaker once she and Bruce settled in Vermont, tending to her home, raising her two daughters and when not busy with her family, she enjoyed gardening and crafts. Survivors include her husband, Renford MacDonald, of Marshfield; and her daughters Kelly Kobbe and husband Rob, of River Edge, New Jersey, and Samantha MacDonald, of Montpelier; three grandchildren Raegan, Reilly and Bailey; as well as Lucy the dog and Oscar the cat. Helen was predeceased by her parents and her sisters Esther and Angie. The graveside service to honor and celebrate Helen’s life was held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Eaton Cemetery in Marshfield. Rev. David Mulligan, pastor of Christ Covenant Church, led the service and offered the committal prayers. Vocalist Jason Mulligan sang the hymn, “Amazing Grace.” In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, was in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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