Lucy Elizabeth Triplett, 92, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 15, 2022. Lucy was born on July 22, 1930, in Wakefield, Mass., the daughter of Gabriel and Grace (Zagaria) Pica.
She attended nurses training at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and worked at Peter Bent Brigham hospital before moving to Maine to take a position at MDI Hospital. In Bar Harbor, she met her first husband, Douglas MacQuinn, and had three children. After Doug’s death in 1974, Lucy changed career paths and became a successful small business operator as manager of the Park Entrance Motel. While juggling a business and three children, Lucy returned to school and earned a BA from the University of Maine at Orono. Lucy married Harry Triplett in 1994 and they lived in Otter Creek until Harry’s death in 2011.
Lucy loved her community and gave countless hours to many local organizations. She was one of the first two women to serve on the MDI YMCA board of directors and spent many hours as a YMCA swim official. Lucy was a Hospice volunteer, served as treasurer for the League of Women Voters and volunteered for the Maine Democratic Party. As a longtime member of St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Lucy held many church jobs. She was the junior warden and a member of the altar guild and vestry. She volunteered in the church office and could often be found pruning trees or weeding gardens on the church grounds.
Lucy is survived by her brother, Lawrence Giarrizzo, of New Hampshire; her daughters, Lisa Tweedie (James) of Bar Harbor, Jan Gee (John) of Ellsworth and Karen Shields (Dwayne) of Bar Harbor; her grandchildren, Samantha, Calli, Douglas, Calvin, Grace and Eleanor; and her great-grandchildren, Samaria and Amaree. Lucy was preceded in death by her father, Gabriel, her mother, Grace, three siblings, Joe, Betty, and Laureen, an infant son and husbands Doug and Harry.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Birch Bay Retirement Village and Beacon Hospice for their compassionate care and support.
A celebration of Lucy’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 4, 2022, at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor. Those who desire may make contributions in Lucy’s memory to St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.