Mary P. GraceMarch 27,2013
Mary P. Grace
VERGENNES — Mary P. Grace, 69, of Maple Manor, Vergennes, and formerly of Waterbury, passed away in the comfort of her home on Sunday evening, March 24, 2013.
Born in Colchester on Nov. 10, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Ursula (Thomas) Piche.
On Oct. 3, 1964, she married John Grace in Johnson.
Mary and John made their home in Waterbury, where she remained busy and happy as a homemaker and raising her two children. Later, deciding to pursue a career in education, Mary graduated from Johnson State College in 1985 and became an educator at the Moretown Elementary School, from which she retired.
Energetic, friendly and enthusiastic, Mary enjoyed running, playing piano, vegetable gardening and sewing in her leisure time. Since living in Vergennes, Mary became very involved with St. Peter Catholic Church, serving as a catechism teacher and Eucharistic minister.
Mary is survived by her husband of 48 years, John Grace, of Vergennes; their children, Katy Grace, of South Burlington, and Tim Grace and his wife, Barbara, of Howell, N.J.; three sisters, Martha Head and her husband, Larry, of Shelburne, Diane Viens, of Lago Vista, Texas, and Denise Kennedy and her husband, Jeff, of Vergennes; her brother Paul Piche, of Burlington; as well as nieces, nephews and a large extended family. Her brother Peter Piche predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian burial will be concelebrated from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury on April 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the church parish hall. Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Duxbury. For those who wish, memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753 (www.achhh.org).
Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit www.perkinsparker.com.
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