Topsfield — Miss Grace Emma Maclean, 86, of Danvers, formerly of Tospfield, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Putnam Farms in Danvers.
Born in Weston, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Dorothy (McGilverary) MacLean. She was raised and educated in Topsfield, and a graduate of Topsfield High School.
Miss MacLean was employed by the Essex County Co-Op of Topsfield for 47 years. She retired in 1992.
A longtime resident of Topsfield, Grace was a dedicated member of the Congregational Church of Topsfield. She joined the church in 1943, and attended faithfully until her ill health prevented it. She was also a long standing member of the Topsfield Historical Society. When younger, she loved to travel the world with her older sister, Margaret. She was a dear friend to many, and was known for her warm and friendly nature. To many on Gail Street, she was an honorary mother, aunt or grandmother.
Grace is survived by her nephew, James H. MacLean Jr. (“Zip”), his wife, Barbara, and her grand-niece, Kaitlin, all of California. She is greatly missed by many dear friends, including John and Judy Granahan, of Boxford. She was the sister of the late James H. MacLean, Sr., of California.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service to celebrate Grace and her brother James' lives in the Congregational Church of Topsfield, 9 East Common Street, Topsfield, on May 1 at 11 a.m. A private internment shall follow in the MacLean family burial plot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple Street (Rt. 162), in Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Grace’s memory to Care Dimensions (formerly the Hospice of the North Shore), 75 Sylvain St., Danvers, MA 01923 or the Congregational Church of Topsfield, 9 East Common St., Topsfield, MA 01983. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.