June Jellison MacGinnis


June Jellison MacGinnis (SV)

June was born Sept. 10, 1918, on Mount Desert Island. Daughter of Myra (Higgins) Jellison and Fred C. Jellison, she graduated from Bar Harbor High School and the Wheelock School, Boston. She earned a B.S. in education and an Ed.M. at Boston University.

She was an accomplished equestrian with a lifelong love of horses. She married the Rev. Joseph E. MacGinnis in Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge, in 1950. They were together for more that 44 years when he died in 1994. They raised two children. June taught for many years in public elementary schools in Maine and Lexington and Brookline, Mass., completing her career at the Lloyd Harbor School in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., teaching first grade. After moving to Portsmouth, N.H., they attended services at St. John’s Church. June dearly loved her family, church, friends and neighbors. She also loved the ocean, the arts and teaching first-graders.

Survivors include daughter Jane Allen and husband, James, of Cypress, Texas, son John and wife, Lori, of Eliot; five grandchildren: Betsy Allen of St. Charles, Mo., Michael Allen and wife, Meredith, of West Chester, Pa., Caitlin McKenna and husband, Stephen, of Milngavie, Scotland, Joseph MacGinnis and wife, Katherine, of Eliot, and Patrick MacGinnis also of Eliot. She also has five precious great grandchildren, Benjamin, Charles, Cameron, Abigail and Henry, one niece and two nephews, Sarah Salisbury, Russ Salisbury and his wife, Margot, and Jeff Salisbury. She was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Budlong and infant children Johanna and Joel.

An Episcopal celebration of life service will be held for family members. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Salvation Army. Burial will take place in her family plot in Bar Harbor, at the convenience of the family. For online condolences and to view the extended obituary, visit www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel.

Know when to pay your respects.