FALMOUTH – Eileen Grant Bonville, died Sept. 25, 2007, at her home on Middle Road, Falmouth, after a long illness. She was born July 7, 1917, in Woodstock, New Brunswick, daughter of Howard and Nina Wilcox Grant. After surviving the 1917-1919 flu epidemic, she came to Presque Isle at age 2. Shortly after, she went to live with her grandparents, Denzel and Dora Nason Wilcox. She lived for years on the Wheeler Farm, Reach Road, Presque Isle. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated with honors from Presque Isle High School in 1935. She was married to Ralph T. Bonville in 1940. They moved to Portland in 1941. After Ralph returned from overseas in 1946, they moved to Falmouth. In 1948, she was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, which got worse throughout the years. During periods of remission she was active in church, Girl Scouts and American Legion Auxiliary activities and enjoyed traveling and camping with her family. She is survived by her husband, son, Daniel and wife, Sandra, of Porter; daughter, Deborah Libby and husband, Donald, of LaGrange; 11 grand-children and 16 great-grand-children. She was predeceased by a son, David, in 1943; and a daughter, Diane Elliott, in 1993. She will be buried Oct. 24, on her 67th wedding anniversary, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yarmouth. A gathering in her remembrance will be Oct. 24, at a time to be determined, at Falmouth American Legion Hall, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 500 Route One, Yarmouth. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net
EILEEN GRANT BONVILLE
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.