Nancy C. MacDonald, a secretary for 22 years in the Department of Mathematics at the College, died on August 25, 2007, in Topsham.
Born in Woburn, Mass., she attended Waterboro High School and graduated from Northfield Seminary in 1944. She graduated from Burdette College in Boston in 1946. She was elected an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association upon her retirement from the College. She helped start the school lunch program in Bowdoinham in 1950, was a Girl Scout leader for 13 years, was a life member of the Merrymeeting Grange, and a member of the Electa Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Bowdoinham Historical Society, and the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary. She was a deacon of the First Parish Church in Brunswick. She was married in 1945 to Merle A. MacDonald, who died in 1990, and is survived by two sons,Thomas A. MacDonald of the Maine town of Poland and George M. MacDonald of Belgrade; a daughter, Janice Jordan of Rumford; a sister, Joanne C. Adams of Augusta; seven grandchildren; three step- grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.