Alice W. Beaney

BAR HARBOR — Alice W. Beaney, 88, died June 12, 2013, at Sonogee Rehab & Living Center, Bar Harbor. She was born March 29, 1925, in Surry, a daughter of Harold C. and Georgia E. (Worcester) Whitney.

Alice grew up in Bar Harbor and attended Bar Harbor schools. After high school, Alice attended Husson Business School in Bangor. She married Wendell Beaney in 1945. After raising her children, she worked at Mount Desert Island Hospital as a certified nurses’ aide and ran the switchboard until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, knitting and adored her cats. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Alice is survived by her children, Cheryl Berube of Bangor, David and wife, Michele Beaney, of Hampden; grandchildren, Stefanie Peary and husband, Kevin, Erika Beaney-Ervin and husband, Brian, Brian Foley and wife, Lori, Jennifer Foley, and Effie Mae Rideout; great-grandchild, Sophie Rideout; nephew, Phil A. Whitney and wife, Karin, of Cranberry Island; niece, Elaine Seavey of Mount Desert; special friend, Jean Howell of Bar Harbor. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Arden L. Whitney and Philmore Whitney.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Hillside Cemetery, Hulls Cove. Contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

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