Between 1978 and 2003, the years that Lucy Macdonald lived in East Hampton, she found the local art scene to be a rich environment for her artwork, her family said. Her work was shown at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, Lizan Tops in East Hampton, and the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton and she was a member of Guild Hall and the Jimmy Ernst Artists Alliance.
In 2000, Ms. Macdonald was invited to participate in a show titled “Expatriates,” at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art in her hometown in Kentucky.
On the South Fork, she also belonged to the East Hampton Presbyterian Church and was a volunteer with the East Hampton Meals on Wheels organization, in which her husband served as president for many years.
Ms. Macdonald was born in Owensboro on May 7, 1919, to James Stanton Cottrell and Achsah Haynes Cottrell. Educated at Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Miss., and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, she met Peter R. Macdonald of Boston, a second lieutenant, at Fort Knox where he was stationed. They were married on Dec. 15, 1944, in Florida and spent just six weeks together before Lt. Macdonald left for active duty in Europe.
Ms. Macdonald died on July 2 in Hopkinsville, Ky., where she had lived since 2003. Her husband died in 2000. She is survived by her three children, Ann Macdonald Raubicheck of Brooklyn, Peter Cottrell Macdonald of Hopkinsville, and John Kevin Macdonald of Southampton. She also leaves four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will take place later this summer in East Hampton. The family has asked that donations in her name be made to The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, 4 Chase Metrotech Center, Brooklyn 11245.