MOUNT DESERT — Grace Eleanor McPheters, 91, died Oct. 15, 2011 at a Bar Harbor healthcare facility. She was born July 22, 1920 in Braintree, Vt., the daughter of Frank A. and Florence (Bigford) Williams. She grew up in Palmer, Mass. and graduated from Palmer High School in 1940.
She married Donald Reed McPheters on March 27, 1942. They moved to Northeast Harbor in the late 1940s and lived on the William Burden Estate where Don served as caretaker until 1984. Grace was a faithful member of the Union Congregational Church, UCC of Northeast Harbor. She enjoyed watching the Red Sox, doing crossword puzzles and feeding the birds.
Grace is survived by a daughter, Norma McPheters of Northeast Harbor; a grandson, Peter Beckett of Hulls Cove; a special niece, Claire Clough and her husband Alan and their family of Ware, Mass.; and several other nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband; daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Harry Hogate; sister Ruth Carrington and brother Frederick Williams.
At Grace’s request there will be no visiting hours. A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.23, 2011 at the Union Congregational Church in Northeast Harbor with Rev. Linda Hatch presiding, with a reception at the parish house to follow. Private interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Northeast Harbor. Contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 122, Northeast Harbor ME 04662.
Arrangements are by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.