Lillian Prince Margolis left a legacy of striving to live each day with grace, courage, and caring. She was an advocate for compassion and dignity and inspired others through her actions, example and encouragement. For 17 years, she served as a dedicated Merrimack Valley Hospice volunteer in Greater Lawrence offering companionship, compassion, and personal support to those nearing end of life.
Lillian believed all people should be treated with respect and dignity and that when life’s limit became evident, that person should be given all they deserved to remain comfortable and cared for. Her passion and commitment to the work of hospice and the full scope of care it provides influenced hundreds if not thousands of people in her community.
She remained a philanthropic supporter, advocate and friend to Merrimack Valley Hospice for many years, until she herself welcomed hospice for her transition from this world on November 2, 2014.
On November 2, 2015, her son, Hal, initiated the Lillian P. Margolis Charitable Care Fund to subsidize care for those uninsured or in financial need so they may receive services at High Pointe House or in their homes if possible. In addition to making a personal donation of $50,000 he is undertaking a 6-month hike of the Appalachian Trail, beginning on Lillian’s birthday, May 13th and ending on the date of her passing, November 2, 2016. Hal’s trek represents the spirit of adventure as well as the compassion for others that his mother held throughout her life. We hope it inspires you to make a gift today.
The Lillian P. Margolis Charitable Care Fund is part of the third phase of community support for High Pointe House – the commitment to caring for patients in need of specialized hospice care in a place like home. One hundred percent of donations received will go directly to patient care: to provide the dignity, comfort, and caring for those at life’s end.