Delores Lemard March 16, 1947 - July 17, 2021

Delores Lemard, (nee Murray) of Montego Bay, Jamaica; Port St. Lucie, Florida and Dorchester, Massachusetts died on July 17, 2021, in Boston.

She was 74 years old; the beloved wife of 50 years to Glenn Lemard; loving mother of Seymour Leach and Deonne Leach Robinson (Steve) of Boston as well as Glen-Daros Lemard and Glendene Lemard-Marlow (Jamie) both of Texas.  She was the sister of Renford, Valerie and Vinton all of Jamaica and cherished grandmother of Racquelle Leach and Samuel Leach of Stoughton and Abigail Robinson of Dorchester.

Delores was born and raised in Hanover, Jamaica.  She was a conscientious student who loved learning.  She pursued a career in secondary education and taught for many years.  Teaching was her calling, she was firm but compassionate, always looking out for and helping less fortunate students or anyone else in need.  She had an effervescent and lively personality, welcoming family and friends into her kitchen where she willingly cooked for everyone.

In the United States, she continued to care for people, working as a nursing assistant. She also completed training as a pharmacy technician.

Delores had strong faith in God and was an active member of the Agape Fellowship Baptist Church in Port St Lucie, Florida. She enjoyed singing in the choir and rendering solos whenever requested to do so.  She had a genuine sense of goodwill and an understanding of servant leadership. Courageous, brave and fearless, she was the voice of those who could not represent themselves. Her perseverance in the face of crisis was unparalleled, helping others before thinking of herself. Even as she widened her circle with those she would come to know, most of all Delores loved spending time with her children and grandchildren who were the cornerstone of her life.

In addition to her immediate family and siblings, Delores is survived by many close friends; extended family members; her Agape Church family as well as many past students in Jamaica, Florida and all over the world.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her and loved her.

Funeral service at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills Friday July 23, 2021 at 10:30AM.  There will be a  period of visitation prior to service at 10:00am. (Masks required)

Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

Live stream via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 870 7128 8460

Passcode: 217168

Funeral service:   Friday  at 10:30AM.

Visitation:  Friday  10:00 AM

Interment:  Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

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    Benjamin Johns says

    Deonne and Family,

    We were saddened to learn of your loss, and we would like to express our deepest condolences. We hope that you and yours are able to find peace during this trying time.

    Regards,
    Benjamin and Christina Johns

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    Jennifer Hofmann says

    Sending my condolences to Glendene, Jamie, and the whole family. My her life be a blessing to all.

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    Dr. Joan Roberts says

    I encountered Mrs Delores Lemard over 4 decades ago, as a young (per-trained) teacher at Montego Bay Secondary School ( now St. James High). Her kind, caring, and jovial disposition forced me to gravitate towards her and very soon I became a part of her family. She was instrumental in me attending teachers’ college, securing my first rental home, and years later we shared the same house for a while.
    Home Economics was my major in college and I could not have succeeded without her sharing her knowledge and expertise.
    She resided only two hours (drive) away from me, but life kept us physically apart. However, but we spoke constantly… not a quick hello… but hours of chatter and gut wrenching laughter. Our last conversation (about a month ago), was focused on our getting together after the Covid. However, God had other plans, he needed her more, so he took her. My heart is broken, I will miss her laughter, her rum cake of course, but her jovial, personality will be permanently etched in the recesses of my mind. She was a beautiful soul, whose mission here on earth was to be kind, caring and helpful to anyone she encountered, who was in need.
    RIP my friend, you have transitioned from this world, as well as from my life, but nothing can erase the indelible memories. To Glen, the children and other family members, I extend condolences. I pray that God gives you the strength that you will need to move on…..I love you all.

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    Dorothy McCrae says

    My sincere condolences to the family. Lemmie was a wonderful friend, she was a beautiful person. I am greatly saddened by her death. She will be missed. I will miss our phone conversations that lasted over an hour. Rest easy family. For the family cherish those wonderful memories they will sustain you in your grief.

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    Frances Davis PBC says

    Deonne, condolences to you and your family.🙏

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    Mark S Russell says

    My sincere condolences on your mom’s passing.

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    Sarah Stuart says

    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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    Peg Toro says

    My sincere sympathies to her family who surely will miss her lively personality and her loving attention in their lives. I did not know her, but the obituary says so much about the kind of person she was and the impact she has had on others. “Courageous, brave, and fearless” and an advocate for those in need…. Her inspiration in the lives she has touched clearly will live on. You are all in my prayers.

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    Keisha Stone says

    May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time. Glendene and Daros, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences to you Glendene and family. Matthew 5:4
    Keisha Russell (Stone)

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    Keisha Stone says

    May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time. Glendene and Daros, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences to you Glendene and family. Matthew 5:4
    Keisha Russell (Stone)

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