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Mildred E. (Elliott) MacDougall

Mildred E. (Elliott) MacDougall, 92, of Great Hill, Topsfield, wife of sixty years to the late Malcolm A. MacDougall, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following her brief illness.

Born in Boston April 15, 1917, daughter of the late Carmon and Grace (Beck) Elliott, she was raised in Quincy where she was a member of the first graduating class of the North Quincy High School in 1934. For several years she was employed as a secretary. She married her childhood sweetheart in 1940, and the MacDougalls made in their home and raised their family in several US cities, retiring to Osterville for twenty years. 

She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and an extraordinary homemaker and craftsperson. A talented home seamstress, she sewed and did needlepoint, painted and papered, did home carpentry projects, upholstered, tended her home garden and could fix almost anything around the home or garden that needed fixing.

She is survived by two sons, Robert E. MacDougall and his wife Diane of Andover and James M. MacDougall of Ipswich; four grandchildren, Rebecca A. Chen and her husband Dr Benjamin Chen of Saugus, David R. MacDougall and his wife Dr Ashley MacDougall of Medford, Bethany S. MacDougall of Boston and Lisa Grace MacDougall of Pownal, VT, and a great grandchild, Elijah Chen of Saugus. She was the sister of the late Carmon Elliott formerly of Yarmouth and Margaret Hansen formerly of Wenham.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923.

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