Barbara Ann Grass

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Barbara Ann Grass

April 07, 1944 - November 06, 2018

Lambert Lake LAMBERT LAKE - Barbara Ann (Ryder) Grass, age 74, Lambert Lake, Maine, passed away on November 6, 2018 at Cummings Health Care Facility in Howland, Maine, after a battle with dementia.
Barbara was born in Danforth, Maine, on April 7, 1944, to Ralph Waldo Ryder and Eva Pearl (Stoddard) Ryder. She went to school in Danforth, then went on to get her GED and then took a CNA course. She worked at Bernard's Nursing home in Calais, Maine for several years then went to work at Daggett's Store and Irving in Topsfield, Maine, then finished out her working career at Creative Apparel in Indian Township.
She loved spending time with family and friends. In her later years, she formed a special friendship with Melissa Thompson from Lambert Lake. Barbara enjoyed spending time with Missy and her family. Missy was also a huge help to the family by taking care of Barbara at home before she went on to the nursing home. The family is truly grateful for her kindness.
Barbara was also very fond of her sister, Helen, from Connecticut. She would get really excited when Helen was coming to visit and remained excited about the visit she had with her after she returned home. Helen called on a regular basis and Barbara looked forward to those calls.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Gilbert Grass, of Lambert Lake; her son, Dwayne Grass and his wife, Heather Grass, of Eddington; son, Arthur Hamel of Greenbush; son, David Hamel of Milford; sister, Helen Ryder of Southington, Connecticut; grandchildren, Khloe and Jaxson Grass of Eddington, Brian Hamel, Megan Hamel, Kouri Hamel, and Edmund Hamel. Barbara also had many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews that she was fond of. She was predeceased by her mother, Eva (Stoddard) Ryder; father, Ralph Ryder; sisters, Jennie (Melanson) Landry, Muriel Melanson, Gloria (Ryder) MacDonald; brothers, Leroy Melanson, Joseph Melanson, Noah Melanson, Caryle "Alphie" Melanson, Robert Melanson, and William Ryder; father-in-law, Verdie "Bud" Grass; mother-in-law, Alice Grass; sister-in-law, Shelia Cogswell; and brother-in-law, Carlton Monk.
A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on November 10, 2018 at Vanceboro Community Center, High Street, Vanceboro, ME, USA.
Published on November 8, 2018
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Celebration of life

Saturday November 10, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vanceboro Community Center

High Street, Vanceboro, ME, USA


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Joan Melanson
Nov 09, 2018
My sister-in law and friend from 1961, love you and will miss you always,
Carol Mushero
Nov 09, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. Keep her alive in your hearts and she will always be with you.
kenneth whiting
Nov 09, 2018
sorry for your loss old friend prayers for all
Pauline Beach
Nov 08, 2018
I’m not quite sure where to start because I have known Barbara all my life. Barbara was my neighbor growing up and then later a co-worker. The things us kids put her through! She would give us all heck but would do anything for any of us.. Barbara was a wonderful women with a heart of gold. She truly treasured her grand babies.Love you Barbara, You will be missed by many. ❤️
Carla Grass
Nov 08, 2018
So sorry to hear about the passing of Barbara. She always made me feel comfortable and welcomed since the day I moved here. Her smile will be missed
Grace Monk
Nov 08, 2018
Barbara You Will Be Missed! She Was A Very Kind Person &Will; Be Missed, By All Her Family & Friends' R.I.P. My Sister & My Friend Love You Grace.
Nov 08, 2018
My deepest condolences goes out to your family and friends. Death is never welcomed but can’t be escaped. May “the peace of God... guards your heart and your mind” in this time of need. -Philippians 4:6,7.
Dwayne Grass
Nov 08, 2018
Rest easy mom. I love you!!!!
Mark Wright
Nov 08, 2018
Our Prayers are with you and your family.

Mark Wright & family
Gail russell
Nov 08, 2018
Barbara will be missed- she always had a story to make us laugh.
David & Lisa Crandlemire
Nov 08, 2018
Our deepest condolences go out to the family. Barbara was a sweet person who I remember as always having a smile on her face. Love you guys
Freda McIver
Nov 08, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss Gilbret, Dwayne, Heather family, Barbara and I use to have lots of fun when we worked together. We took our nursing course together, she helped me learn to drive my standard car while driving to calais everyday.Barbara was very welled liked.She will be missed very much.She took care of my kids when they were little and later years she would still tell me the stories that she did when taking care of them. Love you Barbara rest easy.
Kathy Arsenault
Nov 08, 2018
So sorry for your lost she was a sweet person I loved working with Barb at creative apparel she kept ya smiling and just a great lady R.i.p. prays for the family