Mary Madeline Grindle

Obit- ISL- Mary Grindle_flagBAR HARBOR – Mary Madeline Grindle, 80, died May 19, 2016, at V.A. Hospice, Togas Springs, Augusta. She was born March 19, 1936, in Governors Island, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph L. and Mary M. (Vondenhoff) Lynchard.

Mary served in the U.S. Air Force as a documentation specialist handling flight status reports and public relations events for F15 from 1956-57. She worked for many years at Mount Desert Island Hospital, starting as a switchboard operator, working her way from personal assistant, through several positions to full-charge accountant to business office manager.

Mary loved working as an accountant in the medical field. Mary enjoyed cooking, gardening, word puzzles, painting and decorating, with voracious reading being a true passion.

Mary was a devoted member to the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church of Bar Harbor. She was a volunteer in many organizations, including: Mount Desert Island Hospital Auxiliary, Jesup Memorial Library, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, Bar Harbor Food Bank, Island Connections, the Connors-Emerson School reading program and the Red Hats Club.

Mary is survived by two daughters: Susan Klopfstein and husband, Richard, of Bar Harbor; Sharon Oliver and husband, Maurice, of Lamoine; four grandchildren; Trevor and James Klopfstein, Brian Grindle and Maury Oliver; two adopted grandchildren, Brittany Gibson and Shane King. She was predeceased by her son, Michael, a sister Edith Villana and Joseph Lynchard.

Friends are invited to call 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, June 2, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. A Mass of Christen burial will be held 10 a.m., Friday, June 3, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 21 Ledgelawn Ave., Bar Harbor. Interment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Those who desire may make contributions in Mary’s memory to Holy Redeemer Capital Campaign at Transfiguration Parish, 21 Ledgelawn Ave., Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

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