Mary Elizabeth Bedard, February 12, 1925- December 2, 2011, has gone to the house of the Lord to be with her beloved husband, Al. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of death. Mary was born in Trenton to Caroline and John Marden Dunbar.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mary was a lover of books and was a librarian at the Ellsworth Public Library for years after spending thirty years traveling the world as a military wife. Mary worked for a number of years as a telephone operator in Ellsworth. Above all, she valued being a mother and grandmother most.
She is survived by her daughters, Beth Bland and husband Kevin of Ellsworth, Mary Jane Daly and husband Bill of Albert Lea, MN, Becky Lundberg and husband Kim of Austin, MN.; son, Peter Bedard and wife Susan of Ellsworth; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; siblings and spouses, Ralph and Jackie Dunbar of Brewer, Harold Dunbar of Hancock, “Cookie” and Jim Patten of Ellsworth, and Kathy and Wes Cook of York; and loved by many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, LCDR Albert Bedard and her brother Keith Dunbar.
Visiting hours will be 6:00-8:00, Monday, December 5, 2011 at Jordan Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 6th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 231 Main Street, Ellsworth with Father Scott Mower, Celebrant. A reception will follow at the Father Kenney Center. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ellsworth.
Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State St. Ellsworth or Courtland Rehab and Living Center, 42 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth 04605
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