Leona's Story

LUBEC - Leona "Noni" C. MacBride, age 93, passed away April 16, 2015. Noni was born on Cape Cod in Eastham, Massachusetts on October 29, 1921 to Charles A. and Esther Gunn.

She trained as a nurse at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital where she met her future husband, Robert G. MacBride, MD. No matter what else she accomplished in her life, she was always a nurse.

Noni was a doer. She was a member of many organizations and usually involved in the leadership. She was a member of the Lubec Woman's Club, the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs (State President), the Congregational Christian Church (the Prudential Board), a founding member of the Lubec Public Library, the Order of the Eastern Star, a docent for the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, on the Women's Auxiliary for the Downeast Community Hospital (DECH), and on the Board of Trustees at the DECH.

She is survived by one son, Robert G. MacBride, PhD and his wife, Robin, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Charles A. Gunn III, his wife Shirley, and various nieces and nephews. One niece, Margaret (Peggy) Bailey and her husband Harold, took special care of Noni for many of her remaining years.

A Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the Congregational Christian Church in Lubec. A reception will be held immediately after the service, followed by burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Lubec.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, or the Lubec Public Library. Both are addressed as Lubec, ME 04652.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com
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