Family and friends of Grace Glover, age 102, who died peacefully, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, are invited to visit Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a time of remembrance and sharing to be held at 6 p.m., at Burpee, Carpenter &Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
To read a full obituary or share a memory with the Glover family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.
CAMDEN — Grace Glover, age 102, died peacefully, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at her home in Camden, a residence she had lived in since 1960. She celebrated her 102nd birthday on May 11 by riding through Camden
and surrounding areas with her dear friend and caregiver, Amie Sawyer. Amie’s mother, Susan O’Brien, rode along in the back seat, serving as Grace’s “bodyguard.”
Grace was born on May 11, 1919 in Rockland to Mary Keating Russell and Josiah Hobbs. She grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School in 1937. She attended Westbrook Junior College (now the
University of New England) for the 1937 – 1938 academic year and then attended the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1941.
After graduation from Mass General, Grace worked as a registered nurse and night supervisor on the obstetrical ward there.
Grace enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in March, 1943. She was assigned to the 120th Station Hospital, her unit throughout the war. She landed in Great Britain on June 29, 1943, where the 120th Station Hospital ran a thousand bed field hospital. She landed in Normandy on May 20, 1945, right after V-E Day, and served in France. She then went on to Bayreuth, Germany beginning in July 1945. She returned home in January 1946, after nearly 3 years with her unit in Europe. She remained close to the other veterans of the 120th Station Hospital, participating in several reunions over the years.
In 1946 Grace and Mary Casey, her good friend and Mass General classmate, traveled to the West Coast by train and worked at Stanford University Hospital.
Grace married Samuel F. Glover, a World War II naval aviator in the Pacific theater, in January 1948. Together they raised their family in Rockland, Owl’s Head and Camden.
After her children were in school Grace worked as a registered nurse at the Togus Veteran’s Administration Medical Center from 1969 to 1981. She was an excellent nurse and loved taking care of the veterans who were her patients at Togus. Even after being a stay-at-home mom for years, she quickly slipped back into the role of an experienced and knowledgeable nurse. She loved teaching, helping other nurses to learn skills such as how to start lines for intravenously administered medications.
Grace enjoyed traveling after her retirement, taking a bus tour to Washington, DC and traveling to the Bahamas with her husband, Sam, before his death in 1988.
She cruised the Caribbean with Maxine Brown May, her dear friend and high school classmate. She took a bus tour through Europe with her son, Edward. She traveled by train, car and boat through England, Scotland and Ireland with Edward and her daughter, Nancy, discovering hidden-away Irish castles and visiting Iona, a Scottish island where MacBeth is said to be buried.
Grace was predeceased by her husband, Samuel F. Glover Sr; and her son, Edward R. Glover.
Grace is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Jill Glover of Rockport, Samuel F. Glover, Jr. and Allison Fox-Glover of Hope; a daughter, Nancy Glover of South Portland; four grandsons, Matthew Dailey of
Camden, Joshua Glover of South Portland, Josiah Glover of Camden, and Samuel R. Glover of Rockport; one granddaughter, Lindsay Guttery of Aurora, Colorado; and four great-grandchildren, Lillian and Katherine Dailey of Camden, Samuel Greyson Glover of Clearwater, Florida, and Avery Gresh of Aurora, Colorado.
She is also survived by many friends and a wonderful team of caregivers, including Amie Sawyer of St. George, Maine, Susan O’Brien of Lincolnville, Maine, and Renee Hamilton of Warren.
Services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AIO Food and Energy Assistance, P.O. Box 113, Rockland, Maine 04841.
To share a memory or condolence with the Glover family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.