John Macdougall Jr. Was Former Vineyard Judge

Judge John S. Macdougall Jr., 81, a life-long resident of Haverhill, died Friday at his home. He was the husband of Olive N. Reynolds Macdougall.

Born in Boston October 22, 1921, Judge Macdougall was the son of the late John S. Macdougall Sr. and Mary (Storer) Macdougall. He was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1939; Phillips Exeter Academy, class of 1940; Harvard College, class of 1944, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and Harvard Law School, class of 1949.

He was first employed at the former Holland, Johnson & Hays law firm in Boston. He then moved to Haverhill where he took over the law practice of John Bradford Davis, and then went on to become a partner at the Soroka, McDonald, Davis & Macdougall law office in Haverhill. In 1981, former Governor Edward King appointed him First Justice of the Dukes County Probate and Family Court on Martha's Vineyard and Associate Justice of the Middlesex County Probate and Family Court in Cambridge until his retirement in 1991.

Judge Macdougall was committed to the study and practice of law throughout his professional career. For many years he was a trustee and finance committee member of the Pentucket Bank; a finance committee member of both the First Congregational Church and Griffin White Home; a fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel; budget committee member of the former United Way; a 50-year member of the Monday Evening Club and various bar associations. He was widely read and enjoyed the Red Sox and gardening.

Judge Macdougall is survived by his wife of 35 years, Olive N. Macdougall.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the First Congregational Church in Haverhill. Interment followed at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main street, Haverhill 01830 or The Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack street, Building 9, Lawrence 01843.