Neil Alexander MacLeod
Neil Alexander MacLeod, 73 of Gainesville, Florida, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville. Neil was born Friday, July 9,1948 in Weymouth, Massachusetts to Neil and June (Street) MacLeod. Neil met and married the love of his life, his wife of 51 years, Joan (Kosinski) MacLeod. He was a Registered Nurse with the V.A. Medical Center and Shands Health Care, Gainesville. Prior to his career change(nursing), he served as purchasing manager for both Alachua County and the City of Gainesville. He enjoyed cooking, birdwatching, hiking, especially in the Smokies, time at the beach, making stained glass pieces, and supporting his wife’s orchid passion and dog agility activities. He was a member of the Gainesville Orchid Society, a Volunteer for Haven Hospice and Paynes Prairie, and the Alachua County Birding Group. He was also a parishioner at Holy Faith Catholic Church, Gainesville. Neil is survived by his wife, Joan, his children, Neil Douglas and his wife Amy, Sheryl and her husband, Mike, Rebecca Rawls and her husband, Philip, Bryan and Daniel, by his brother Mark MacLeod, sisters, Lauren MacLeod (Cox) and Wendy Harvey, as well as by his grandchildren, Heather, Bee, Emma, Gabby and Harvey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neil and June MacLeod. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 5th from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at Forest Meadows Funeral Home; 725 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, with a Mass of the Christian Burial to be celebrated on May 6th at 11:00 am at Holy Faith Catholic Church; 747 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville. Memorial contributions may be made in Neil’s memory to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home.