Grace Marie Ford
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Grace Marie Ford
  • July 31, 1946 - July 17, 2017
  • Swanzey, New Hampshire

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Grace M. Ford, "Tina", 70, a resident of Swanzey, NH passed away at her home on Monday, July 17, 2017, following a period of declining health.

She was born July 31, 1946, in Keene, NH the daughter of Edward and Thena (Castle) Menter, Sr.

Compassion and unconditional love were two of her most admirable qualities. She was always willing to offer help to those around her in need, even going as far as to open her home to those she did not know until they could get back on their feet. She enjoyed being surrounded by those that she cared most about and enjoyed having her home filled with children, sharing their joy and laughter. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting and listening to Country Music. Cooking was also another of her favorite past-times: she was known for her homemade beans, gravy and "salmon-pea-wiggle".

She is survived by her daughter: Faith Whoolery and her husband Wendel of Florida, two grandsons: Jeremy and Jason Dear, seven great-grandchildren, her sister: Josephine Marsh of Florida and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is also survived by her loving companion: Laurence Hughes. She is predeceased by her husband: Richard Ford.

A graveside service will be held in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Railroad Street, Swanzey, NH on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2pm. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 3 to 6pm at the home of Mike and Maureen Conboy, 33 California Street, Swanzey, NH. For those attending the Celebration of Life, it is requested that you bring a covered dish.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Conboy Farm, 33 California Street, Swanzey, NH. 03446.