Mary Joan Hall, 80
Union — Mary Joan Hall, 80, of Port Clyde, died in her sleep at Full Circle Farm Dec. 15, 2012.
She was born in Beijing in 1932, the daughter of Foreign Service Consul Monroe B. Hall and Mary Smedberg Hall.
She is survived a brother, Monroe B. "Mike" Hall, of Belfast; nephews Monroe B. Hall III, Mark D. Hall, Matthew R. Hall and a niece, Melissa W. Hall/Moore.
The family expressed gratitude to Monroe B. Hall III for being her helper and caregiver for the past few years.
Mary Joan attended school and worked in New York City. She graduated from Barnard College and the Pratt Institute, with a degree in library science and worked as librarian at the Guggenheim Museum for 20 years.
She bought her dream house on the water near Port Clyde in the early '80s and spent the years remaining to her as a volunteer at Pen Bay Hospital, Marshall Point Lighthouse and Lyman Pope Animal Shelter. She was always giving to good causes.
In the final chapters of her life, she donated her body to science through the anatomical donor program of the University of New England. She will be well remembered and sadly missed by her many friends and relatives.