Grace S. (Stansfield) O’Donnell, 92, formerly of Danvers,
Chebacco Terrace, Essex and Linebrook Road, Ipswich , died
Saturday November 14, 2009 in the Radius Healthcare Center,
Danvers following her long illness. She was the wife of the late
John B. O’Donnell and the late Gordon Graves.
Born in Lawrence April 8, 1917, daughter of the late Arthur and
Margaret (Sellers) Stansfield, she was raised Danvers and was
1935 graduate of Danvers High School. For many years she was
employed at Sylvania in Ipswich. She was an active member of the
Essex Council on Aging. She enjoyed crocheting and painting in
She is survived by a son, John W. Graves and his wife Victoria
of Tampa, FL; two daughters, Margaret G. Davies-Tyler and her
husband Peter of Bath, ME and Bonnie J. Trojan and her husband
Frank of Rangeley Plantation, ME; six grandchildren; a brother,
Donald Stansfield of Rockport and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Arthur Stansfield of W. Peabody,
Ernest Stansfield of Andover, Mary Ryan of Barre, VT and
William Stansfield of Peabody.
Her funeral service will be held Saturday November 21 at 11 am
in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Memorial
contributions in her name may be made to Ascension Memorial
Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.