Grace F. Nisbet
Grace Nisbet (nee Farren), June 7, 1925 – October 16, 2020, age 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in North Wales, PA. Grace was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts to Alice (Vieira) and James Farren. She was raised in New Bedford, graduated from New Bedford High School, and continued her education in Business School. Grace and her husband Ray also lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, Delaware and New York before settling in Oreland PA, where she raised her family.
Grace was predeceased by her loving husband J. Raymond Nisbet, son-in-law, G. Andrew Painter, and granddaughter Mary Painter. Her husband, who passed nearly 40 years ago, was the love of her life and she longed to be with him every day since.
Grace was employed by the School District of Springfield Township for over 15 years, where she worked in the business office as secretary/office manager. She also served as Treasurer of the Springfield Township Republican Club for over 12 years and received a special recognition by the Governor of Pennsylvania for her years of service. She and her husband were active members of St. Philip in the Fields Episcopal Church in Oreland, where they taught Sunday school for many years. Grace was most proud of and enjoyed her time as Altar Guild Director at St. Philips.
Grace enjoyed a good glass of Scotch, a good party, reading, knitting, sewing, cooking and baking and was known for her delicious cakes and pies. She especially loved traveling to visit relatives in Massachusetts and Michigan and did so through 2019.
Grace was a loyal, loving, and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She is survived by her daughters Linda G. Painter, Nancy A. Nisbet, Diane R. Barraclough (Jim) and grandchildren James J. Barraclough (Kirsten), Nicholas R. Barraclough (Megan), Grace A. Barraclough (Mitchell), sister Hope F. Bradley-Finley, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. We will miss her always.
Family and friends will be invited to celebrate her life when circumstances permit.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Grace Nisbet’s name can be made to The Breathing Room Foundation, for families affected by cancer, P.O. Box 287, Jenkintown, PA 19046 http://breathingroomfoundation.org – or – Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/