Daughter Beth McDonnell surprised Lucille McDonnell with a party in honor of her 85th birthday at the home of Rodney Thoulion and R.J. Buras. Lucille McDonnell has served on the boards of the Friends of City Park since 1952 and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum for 25 years. She’s been a recipient of the East Jefferson General Hospital Great Lady Award and chaired the NO/AIDS Gala Auction in 2014, among many other honors and efforts in the community.