By Submitted Story on March 13, 2023
Magdalene Doyle Leonard passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023. She had just turned 83 years old. She was the daughter of Owen and Beatrice Doyle. She was born and raised in Louisburg, NC.
Magdalene spent most of her adult life in and around Raleigh, NC. She had a successful career first as a bookkeeper then property manager for 30 years with Lampe Management Co. based in Smithfield, NC until she happily retired to the Outer Banks. She was an avid gardener, reader and enjoyed many arts and crafts. Her favorite time of year was Christmas time. She couldn’t wait to pull out her Christmas tree and decorations that had been collected over the years, decorating her tree, house and spilling over into the front yard. It was a display that would make anyone feel the Christmas spirit.
Magdalene is survived by her 2 daughters, Patricia Doyle, Eva Nedwidek, and, son, Bruce Brown; her sister Rose Leduc, and brother O.D. Doyle; three grandchildren, Mitra, Ashley and Josh; three Great-grandchildren, Sydney, Kenzie, and Kali.
A celebration of Magdalene’s life will be held at a later date. Please share a word of comfort with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.
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I worked with Magdalene in High Point, N.C. at American Flag. She was my friend and a pleasure to know. Definitely Christmas was her favorite time of the year, her tree was extraordinary. So happy she retired to the Outer Banks, that was exactly what she wanted and Guy promised her he would make it happen. Loved working with her, loved being her friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. She lived her life to the fullest and had a big generous heart. Prayers and blessings to her family. Veronica (Ronnie) Webster.