Mary P. Grace – Vergennes / Waterbury

Mary P. Grace, 69, of Maple Manor, Vergennes, and formerly of Waterbury, passed away in the comfort of her home on Sunday evening, March 24, 2013. Born in Colchester on Nov. 10, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Ursula (Thomas) Piche. On Oct. 3, 1964, she married John Grace in Johnson. Mary and John made their home in Waterbury where she remained busy and happy as a homemaker and raising her two children. Later, deciding to pursue a career in education, Mary graduated from Johnson State College in 1985 and became an educator at the Moretown Elementary School, from which she retired. Energetic, friendly, and enthusiastic, Mary enjoyed running, playing piano, vegetable gardening, and sewing in her leisure time. Since living in Vergennes, Mary became very involved with St. Peter Catholic Church, serving as a Catechism Teacher and Eucharist Minister. Among her survivors is a sister, Martha Head and her husband, Larry, of Shelburne, as well as nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. Her brother, Peter Piche, predeceased her. For those who wish, memorial gifts in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753 (

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