Grace D. (Spear) Barter, daughter of Daisy (O'Brien) and Eugene Spear, Wife of William C. Barter, Sr. of Beverly, MA. passed away at the age of 85 with her family by her side after a long illness on Thursday January 23, 2021.
The baby of the family of 11 children she is survived by her children, Katina Polemenako and her husband David. Her son William Barter JR., her grandchildren Liam, Caleb and Hannah Barter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grace grew up in Beverly, MA and lived there until retiring to Effingham, NH. She had a heart for service to veterans and the community always willing to volunteer and bake her famous apple pie for fundraisers and events. At Christmas time she knitted hundreds of hats and mittens for children and donated items for the homeless thru The Salvation Army. She was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Herman A. Spear Unit 331 for 70 years which is named for her brother Herman who was killed at Pearl Harbor.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to The Salvation Army, PO Box 408, Salem, MA 01970.
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