Teresa Pollard

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Teresa (Lavelle) Pollard of Marshfield Hills, died March 31, 2014. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Lyle H. Pollard. Born in 1930, Teresa was the daughter of the late Philip and Beatrice Lavelle. Teresa was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Holyoke, Class of 1948. After graduation, she worked for New England Telephone as an administrative assistant in their Holyoke office. In 1955, Teresa married Lyle Pollard, a naval aviator. Together, they made homes in New Jersey, Maryland and Massachusetts, where they raised their ten children. Mrs. Pollard was a lifelong student of history and enjoyed combining her love of travel with researching family genealogy, often making her research the focal point for trips throughout the United States and abroad. Above all, Teresa and Lyle enjoyed welcoming family and friends to their home in Marshfield Hills. They cherished large holiday gatherings and long summer visits with their seventeen grandchildren. Mrs. Pollard is survived by her children, Charles Pollard (Lynna) of Scituate, Katherine Pollard of Orono, Maine, Stephen Pollard (Sue) of Park City, Utah, Mary Arnold (William) of Norwell, Sally Pollard of Hull, Michael Pollard (Jennifer Davis) of Hingham, John Pollard (Margaret Kieffer) of Arlington, Va., Elizabeth Davis (Brian) of Manchester; daughters-in-law, Amelia English of Marshfield and Ann Pollard of Marshfield; loving grandmother to Lucy, Kallie, Emily, Ann Marie, Colin, Kelsey, James, Dylan, Conrad, Willa, Calvin, Nora, Addie, Fiona, Charlie, Hope and Perry. Mrs. Pollard also leaves her sisters, Sally Dean and Sr. Mary Francis Lavelle; her brothers, Philip, Francis and Michael Lavelle; as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Robert H. Pollard, and by her brothers, John and Charles Lavelle. Funeral from the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St., Rte. 139, in Marshfield, Thursday, April 3, at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Christines Church, 1295 Main St. (Rte. 3A), Marshfield, at 11 a.m. Interment will be held in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Friday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bob Pollard Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Rockland Trust Company, 272 Columbia Road, Hanover, MA 02339. For online guest book and directions, please visit www.macdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Apr. 2, 2014
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