Ellen (Simpson) Bryant, age 96, died on Sept. 15, 2019, at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Plymouth, Mass. Ellen was born in Bar Harbor on Aug. 18, 1923, to the late Harry and Sarah McFarland Simpson. She was a graduate of Bar Harbor High School, Simmons College and NYU, where she received her master’s degree in history.
For most of her life, Ellen taught history at the Marblehead Junior High in Massachusetts. She was married to the late Samuel H. Bryant, a marine artist and cartographer. She was predeceased by her husband, brother Harry Simpson and sister Marianne Barnicle. She is survived by her beloved nieces Kathryn and Sarah. Her wit and wisdom will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Oct. 12, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in Hulls Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hillside Cemetery Association, Hulls Cove, ME 04644. For online guestbook, visit www.cartmelldavis.com.