Lucy Carver

Apr 17, 2018

Lucy B. Carver passed away Nov. 23, 2017, in Belfast. She was 90.

Lucy May Hoisington was born April 20, 1927, at 128 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y.

She graduated from the Greenwich (Conn.) Academy in 1945, and from Swarthmore College in 1948.

She was twice widowed, after having been married to James Mitchell Bentley Sr. (1927-1955) June 4, 1949, and to William Stuart Carver (1917-1977) Sept. 2, 1962. Both weddings took place at her parents' house at 15 Highland Ave., Montclair, N.J.

She was an artist, illustrator, poet, writer, reporter, photographer and mapmaker. She was an ecology and peace activist. She had her own cartography and graphic design business, Carta Graphics. She was a Northport town correspondent for The Republican Journal and The Camden Herald, an art teacher at Islesboro Central School, and a photojournalist for Bangor Daily News. She was a member of many organizations, including Artfellows and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.

She traveled, adventured, contributed, thought and cared. She loved science fiction and crossword puzzles, the world of ideas and the life of the mind. She loved the water. And she loved her family.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St., Belfast. Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be made to Heifer International.

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