Former Town Clerk Jean Barker Passes Away

Longtime Bar Harbor town clerk Jean Barker, shown at left during the dedication of a park in her honor last fall, passed away on Sunday.

BAR HARBOR — Jean Barker, 87, a woman noted for her service to her church, area volunteer organizations, and who was town clerk for more than 30 years, passed away on Sunday.

According to a family member, Mrs. Barker died at the Mount Desert Island Hospital after being admitted several days earlier for treatment of a series of minor medical problems.

Last fall, town officials and residents gathered at the renovated green space adjacent to the U.S. Post Office on Cottage Street to dedicate the area as Barker Park in acknowledgement of Mrs. Barker’s many years of service.

Funeral service information will be published when it becomes available.

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Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.

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