Priscilla A. McGarr

OBIT-McGarrBAR HARBOR — Priscilla A. McGarr, 84, died Jan. 17, 2016, at MDI Hospital. She was born, June 26, 1931, in Mount Desert, the daughter of Irving Weston and Nora Lee (Sinclair) Ashley.

She grew up in Northeast Harbor, and worked for Sullivans Nursing Home and the Jackson Lab. She found her true calling for childcare, and cared for many children over the years. The children referred to her as “Grammie.” She enjoyed playing her harmonica, bingo and spending time with family and friends.

Priscilla is survived by a son, Raymond McGarr and wife, Ellen Akeson, of Bar Harbor; three daughters; Debra McGarr, Marsha Bennoch, all of Bar Harbor; and Amy McGarr and husband Jimmy Schlaefer of Franklin; one brother, Guy Ashley of Northeast Harbor; grandchildren, Danyelle McGarr of Northeast Harbor; Joshua and Megan Bennoch and fiancé Morgan Black of Seal Cove; Tracy and Brendan McGarr all of Bar Harbor; Alicia Sherbourne of Franklin; Brock Bryant of North Carolina; and four great-grandchildren; Warrick and Alistar Black, and Serena and Lexi Young. She was predeceased by her husband, Stuart H. McGarr, siblings; Carolina McDade and Avis Boumrucker, Eugene Ashley, Bernice Ashley, Louise Ashley Conkle, Marguerite Seavey; son-in-law Donald Bennoch; and her beloved dog Nippy.

Friends are invited to visit from 4 to 6 pm, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Hillside Cemetery, Hulls Cove.

Contributions in Priscilla’s memory may be made to the Southwest Harbor Animal Welfare Inc., P.O. Box 434, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

Condolences may be expressed at


Know when to pay your respects.