Grace Mary Gregory
GREGORY. Grace Mary, 81, Rolling Dam, Charlotte County, N.B. passed away peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, N.B. on June 17, 2013.
Born January 18, 1932 at St. David Ridge, N.B, the youngest daughter of Bill and Dorothy (Conrad) Essensa. She is survived by sons, Bill of Windsor, N.S., Ken of Calgary, Alberta, Joseph (Cindy), Edward, Barry (Debbie), Mike (Stella) and Randy (Mel), all of Charlotte County; brothers, Irvin of Sudbury, Ontario, and Sam of Charlotte County; sisters, May Cleghorn and Pauline Essensa of Charlotte County, and Pearl Smith of Hartford, Connecticut; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Pat of 47 years; sons, John and Allen; brother, Louis; 2 daughters-in-law, Sandra and Judy.
Grace attended the local school at St. David Ridge and then worked at various jobs in St. Stephen until she met and married the only love of her life. Through the years, they lived on Sorrel Ridge, St. David Ridge and lastly, Rolling Dam for over a half century. In her later years, she found a love of travel, visiting 34 US states and seven foreign countries. She also devoted many hours as a volunteer to local groups such as the Legion and the Catholic Women's Auxiliary. In her younger years, she managed to find the time to raise and care for a full house of family, relatives and friends, always paying more attention to the needs of others than of herself.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Union Street, St. Stephen, N.B. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10 AM. Visiting hours will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, N.B. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
Interment at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Rolling Dam, N.B., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Royal Canadian Legion or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, N.B. in care of funeral arrangements.