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GLOUCESTER, MA - Mrs. Grace E. (Clark) Vicari, 97, of Gloucester, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She is the wife of the late Victor J. Vicari, with whom she shared 64 years of a happy marriage.
Grace was born July 24, 1920, in Gloucester. She is the daughter of the late Harold Lucien and Nella Robinson (Wykes) Clark. Grace was a lifelong resident of Gloucester, a graduate of Gloucester High School, class of 1937, where she received the Sawyer Medal for academic excellence. She went on to further her education, attending Salem State University, and went on to Burdette Secretarial School, graduating in 1940.
She worked at the former Safe Deposit and Trust bank, which was later the Cape Ann Bank and Trust, as a secretary for 22 years, until her retirement in 1982.
Grace was an accomplished marine painter of oils and water colors. She was a longtime active member of the Northshore Art Association, as well as the Rockport Art Association, the Art Advisory Committee of the Sawyer Free Library, the Amvets Auxiliary, and the Associated Charities of Gloucester. She was also a former member of the Bayview and Riverdale United Methodist Church, which is the Gloucester United Methodist Church today. Grace also took many trips to Ireland and Monhegan Island in Maine, where she would paint many beautiful scenes.
She is survived by her son, Harold V. Vicari, of Wilmington, Delaware; her daughter, Carolyn V. Appelman, and her husband, Dudley, of Sharon, Mass.
Grace's funeral service will be in the Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St., Gloucester, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In honoring with Grace's request, there will be no visiting hours. Interment will be in Seaside Cemetery, Lanesville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace's memory may be made to the Gloucester United Methodist Church. For online condolences, and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
The Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, will be assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on February 4, 2018
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