Laura S. MacArthur

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Laura S. MacArthur

May 03, 1935 - November 23, 2017

Laura S. MacArthur, 82, beloved wife of the late Gregory W. MacArthur, passed away peacefully, November 23. Born in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Lester R. and Violet W. Snow. Mrs. MacArthur was raised in Winchester and was a graduate of Green Mountain College. With her husband, Greg, they lived in Topsfield for 45 years where they had three children. Laura was a very active volunteer in the community, including The Arts Council and PTA. She also spoke in support of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. She enjoyed nature, gardening, and long walks in one of her favorite places, the Audubon Sanctuary. She had a great love for animals and also enjoyed spending summers with family on Lake Winnipesaukee. Most of all, she was a deeply devoted mother and grandmother. There’s nothing she loved more than spending time with her grandchildren and family.
She is survived by three children, Brad MacArthur and his wife, Fil of Georgetown, Diana MacArthur of Newburyport, and Brooks MacArthur of Ipswich; three grandchildren, Christina MacArthur and Reid and Owen Marshall; her sisters, Carole Snow VaJames of Ipswich, Cynthia Snow; and brother, Bradford Snow from Hamilton; along with many cousins, and extended family. She was a very kind, compassionate and loving soul and warmed everyone she met with her smile and touched many lives. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her. Laura was predeceased by her siblings, Sally Snow Higgins and David Snow.
Family and friends are warmly invited to attend Laura's Funeral Service on Wednesday, November 29, at 10 a.m. in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. Interment will follow at Cowles-Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. For those who wish, Laura may be remembered through donations to The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983; or The MSPCA at Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. For funeral home directions, florists or accommodations, please visit
Published on November 27, 2017
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