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DONALDSON, Anne Luise Link 4/22/1925 – 8/11/16, 91, died 8/11 at home in Orleans, MA, surrounded by family. Born 4/22/1925 in Scarsdale, NY, she graduated from Scarsdale High School and Vassar College before marrying David C. Donaldson and raising 5 sons in Scarsdale. In addition to raising a family, she dedicated 40 years to environmental protection and open space acquisition, beginning around 1965, when she joined the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, and in the 1970s became pres. and exec. director. Frustrated as a layman in environmental law, she enrolled at 51 and graduated from Pace University Law School, 1980. In retirement on Cape Cod, she re-dedicated her life to conservation and open space as a member and chairman of public and private organizations in Orleans, 1985-2006. During her tenure, the Town of Orleans and the Orleans Conservation Trust acquired well more than 80 acres of mostly waterfront. She is pre-deceased by husband David and son Alec M. Donaldson (1994). She is survived by 4 other sons and daughters-in-law (respectively) David & Patricia (Reville), Henry & Erica (Curtis), Robert & Carrie (Fraser), William & Hollis (Tamny); 11 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service is 10/15/2016, 11:30am, Orleans United Methodist Church, 73 Main St., Orleans, MA, followed by lunch reception. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, http://www.alz.org/ ; or Orleans Conservation Trust, (Land Acquisition Fund), P.O. Box 1078, Orleans, MA 02643 http://orleansconservationtrust.org/.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 25, 2016
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