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MacLeod, Charlotte G.

Charlotte Gertrude (Pierce) MacLeod, a resident of Belmont, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at her son’s home in Belmont in her 100th year.  Charlotte was born November 28, 1914 in Albany, New York, one of the five children of Charles Henry and Gertrude Ethel (Strong) Pierce.  She grew up in Melrose before moving to Washington, DC.  After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Library Science from George Washington University she moved back to Boston where she married Donald Gordon MacLeod and raised their three sons.  Charlotte then worked for over 20 years as a librarian for the Boston University Medical Library until her retirement in 1984.  She was the family historian and genealogist and enjoyed researching her family tree.  Charlotte was the wife of the late Donald Gordon MacLeod who predeceased her in Novemebr of 1972.  She was the sister of the late Charles Pierce, the late Phillip Pierce, and the late Mary Elizabeth Lee.  She is survived by her three sons, Donald G. MacLeod of Dedham, Arthur H. MacLeod, and his wife Naomi, of Belmont, and Robert P. MacLeod of Ashburnham; her brother, Francis “Frank” Pierce of Silver Spring, Maryland; her six grandchildren, Robert, Heather, Seth, Blaine, Tracy and Michelle; and her four great grandchildren. Andrew Jacob, Jordan, and Troy.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Wednesday, April 2nd at 10 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Burial will be in Havens Cemetery in South Royalton, Vermont.

Guestbook Entries

  1. William A. McKibben
    March 30th, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    It was a pleasure swapping family history with Charlotte over many years. She will be missed. Love, Bill

  2. March 31st, 2014 | 11:00 am

    I’VE KNOWN HER FOR SO MANY YEARS that it’s hard to say goodbye.

  3. March 31st, 2014 | 11:07 am

    I,ve known Charlotte throughout our lives, beginning in Melrose and then later after she settled in Boston. I’m grateful to Arthur for looking after her in recent years.

  4. Orin Pierce
    April 1st, 2014 | 11:44 pm

    Sorry for our family’s loss. Charlotte was my aunt and I appreciate her keeping the family history over the years. She raised a great family, had a career, and a fulfilling life for over 99 years.

    Warm Regards,
    Her nephew Orin, Wife Nellya, Daughter Elana, and Son Zachary

  5. Alan Peters
    April 2nd, 2014 | 10:33 am

    Donald – our condolences to you and your family, old friend. Your Mom was a sweet lady and she was well-loved. Alan and Carolyn

  6. Peggy (Stone) Webb
    April 6th, 2014 | 9:24 am

    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I remember you all very well especially Donald. I lived upstairs from you on Harvard St. in Dedham.

  7. Robert Pierce MacLeod
    April 16th, 2014 | 11:11 pm

    Thank You All for sending your condolences! Mom was a lady of great wisdom and strived her sons to learn from the bottom up towards maturity. Fortunately I was the youngest and learned as well from my older brothers. Life is very much appreciated by me, so I’ll tell all, try not to cut in line on the conveyor belt of life. Get plenty of rest and wake up to the fullest day ahead. Life is short and do your best to pass the baton.


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