Marcy Yvonne Grabrovac

Marcy Yvonne Grabrovac, born in 1930, in New York, New York, passed away after living contentedly at Eastpoint Assisted Living Facility in Machias, Maine. She was 91 years old. She was surrounded by her daughter and both grandchildren the day before she passed. During her last years, she loved visits by her family, her friend Wendy Sparrow, by members of the Center Street Congregational Church, United Church of Christ and she loved watching the birds and squirrels that visited the numerous feeders outside of her window.

Marcy graduated from Shrub Oak High School in Shrub Oak in 1947. Soon after graduation, she answered the call of excitement, culture, and opportunity in the big city and moved to Manhattan. Marcy spent many years in New York working in the airline industry and other companies. She was an avid knitter, crocheter, sewer, cook, loved home projects, and enjoyed going to opera, plays, concerts and museums with friends and family. Marcy was always ready for an adventure. At 91, she could still beat her daughter at Gin Rummy!

Marcy retired to the family home in Jefferson Valley when she was in her 60s and enjoyed gardening after being in the city for many years.  During these years, she also enjoyed her many friends and activities at the Senior Center of the Yorktown Community & Cultural Center and her community at the Grace Lutheran Church in Yorktown Heights which she frequently walked the mile to into her 80s. Marcy and her family are also deeply grateful to a community of neighbors—especially Jay and Krissie Hansmann at Jefferson Valley Service Station and Jefferson Valley Realty and Eddie’s Yard, who kept a loving eye on her until she moved to Maine to be closer to her daughter who cared for her. She remained in Jefferson Valley until the end of 2016.

Marcy leaves behind a loving daughter, Regina Grabrovac of East Machias, Maine; two loving grandchildren, Asher and Oona Molyneaux; two loving sisters, Paulette Grabb of Tarrytown, and Connie Pagano of Yonkers, as well as a son, Kevin Klepper, nieces and nephews including Debbie Caldwell, Jeff Pagano, Richie Pagano, and Michelle Fernicola.

Marcy is predeceased by her mother and father, Yvonne Nichols Grabb originally from La Presentation, Quebec, Canada, and Louis Grabb originally from Mošćenička Draga, Croatia, who both lived in New York until their passing.

There will be an outdoor celebration of life service in the Machias area in early June. Details will be announced in May. There will also be a service in New York at the Grace Lutheran Church of Yorktown Heights at 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights, on Saturday, June 18. Although Marcy adored flowers, she also loved animals deeply. Please consider making a donation in her memory to The ARK Pet Shelter located at 60 Barber Lane, Cherryfield, ME 04622. She would be so pleased.