Lisa d’Arcy Plourde

BAR HARBOR — Lisa d’Arcy Plourde, 56 years old, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. She was born Aug. 28, 1956, in Houlton, the daughter of Edna Tompkins of Great Britain and Dorson Plourde of Stockholm, Maine.

Lisa fell in love with Mount Desert Island while visiting on summer vacations with her family and later working summers in Bar Harbor. After completing studies at the University of Maine, Lisa taught fifth and seventh grade language arts at the Emerson School. For more than 27 years, Lisa shared her love of poetry and the joys of language with her students. Following her retirement in 2011, faculty and students planted a flowering cherry tree on the school’s campus in her honor. She was an excellent birder, an optimistic gardener and a huge fan of the New England Patriots.

Lisa was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her loving friend, Bonnie Lyons; sister, Erica and her husband, George Naaman, of Freeport; brother, Franz and his wife, Nancy, of Raymond; and brother, Yana and his wife, Susan, of Crestview, Fla. She also will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Dorson Plourde, Colin Plourde, Yana Plourde, Darcy Damon and Cassie Bride.

At Lisa’s request, no services will be held. Donations in her memory can be made to the children’s room at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, 34 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. People are welcome to share memories of Lisa at

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