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Barbara Macleod Morgan

MACLEOD MORGAN, Barbara Jan. 3rd, 1935 - July 28th, 2020 Barbara MacLeod Morgan 85, of Stockbridge, MA (formerly of Princeton, NJ) passed away peacefully on July 28th at home with her daughters by her side. Barbara was born in Bear River, Nova

MACLEOD MORGAN, Barbara Jan. 3rd, 1935 - July 28th, 2020 Barbara MacLeod Morgan 85, of Stockbridge, MA (formerly of Princeton, NJ) passed away peacefully on July 28th at home with her daughters by her side. Barbara was born in Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada to Reverend Archibald A. MacLeod and Barbara Grace MacLeod. She was educated at Saint Andrews High School, Saint John General Hospital Nursing School (Registered Nurse), and University of Pennsylvania (Masters of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner). She lived in Princeton for 47 years and summered on Prince Edward Island, her ancestral home, in her beloved sea side cottage on the Northumberland Strait. In 1962 Barbara met and married her first husband, David Baxendale, in Nova Scotia, Canada where she worked as a Registered Nurse at the Cornwallis Naval Station Medical Center and where he was an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Soon after the birth of their two daughters they moved to Cambridge, MA. During those years, Barbara worked at Mount Auburn Hospital while David attended university. Subsequently the family settled in Princeton, NJ where Barbara was employed at; Princeton Medical Center both in the Operating Room and the Neonatal departments, Carrier Clinic, and eventually Princeton University Health Center. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1982. In 1985 Barbara married Arthur Palmer Morgan of Princeton, NJ. Barbara and Arthur enjoyed a 32 year marriage including travel to five continents. Barbara worked as fundraiser in the interest of the environment, in expanding the Princeton Public Library and in supporting Planned Parenthood. Together she and Arthur formed a blended family with five daughters always keeping up with the comings and goings of each and providing support and wisdom. They welcomed many shared grandchildren and great grandchildren into their fold throughout the years. Although Barbara worked in many areas of medicine during her 35 year career she was most devoted to woman’s health care concerns. As a Nurse Practitioner at the Princeton University Health Center, she was especially proud of the pre-natal and post-natal program she established for international students and their spouses offering a supportive and loving atmosphere. As an advocate and ally of those less fortunate among us, Barbara always extended her hand to offer support to those in need. A life-long progressive, she was concerned with the socio-political atmosphere created by the current administration in Washington and followed politics, environmental and social justice issues until the end. She recognized suffering in all forms and responded with compassion. Barbara was predeceased by her grandson William MacLeod Manning, sister Alexandra (Sandra) Thompson, brother Bently MacLeod, step brother Hinson MacLeod, step sister Marion Burns and her husband Arthur Morgan. She is survived by her daughters Robin Alexandra Manning of Great Barrington, MA and Jennifer MacLeod Baxendale (Richard Epstein) of Stockbridge, MA and Dummerston, VT and her three surviving grandchildren - Jesse Baxendale Manning (Jack), Donovan William Lally and Lucy Alexandra Manning. She especially delighted in time spent with her devoted family. Barbara is also survived by her brother Archie MacLeod (Carmel) of Halifax, Nova Scotia and her step daughters Ann Battle (Craig) of Princeton, NJ, Cathy Morgan (John) of Hawaii, and Cynthia Pastahov (Stefan) of Linconville Center, ME, and her step grandchildren Jason Battle (Sarah), Celina Fuller (Dan), Morgan Battle (Brooke), Silas Standard (Cali), Alex Pastahov (Brittony), Miles Pastuhov (Sabrina), and Eloise Standard (Patrick). She was lovingly known as “GG” by her great grandchildren. In honor of Barbara we invite you to make a contribution to HospiceCare in The Berkshires, Inc. 877 South Street, Suite 1W, Pittsfield, MA 01201



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