CANTON – B. Grace Rainey, 93, of Wilton, died Saturday, May 2, at the Victorian Villa Nursing Home, where she had resided for the last two years, with her daughter, Sharon and daughter-in-law, Sharon, by her side.

She was born Aug. 15, 1915, a daughter of Theofred and Eve (Sawtelle) Marcotte and was a graduate of Wilton Academy. On March 7, 1935, she married her high school sweetheart, George Rainey. He died in 1996. She worked at the Wilton Woolen Mill and later at GH Bass. She was a “people person” and worked at several stores in downtown Wilton including the Five and Ten, Wilton Rexall, Edwards’ Department Store, Sampson’s Supermarket and Dick’s.

She and her family spent many summers tenting at Dummer’s Beach on Webb Lake in Weld and in 1958, she and George built a camp a little further up the lake which they enjoyed for many years.

She was a member of the Wilton First Congregational Church and taught Sunday school for a time. She belonged to the Women’s Fellowship and helped out on the annual blueberry bazaar. She was a former member of the Wilton Rebekah’s, where she served as noble grand for a year and as a district deputy. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the “Daffy Dames” Club. She also was a member of the Wilton Fireman’s Auxiliary and had served as president.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and loved to cook for her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Farrington-Jacques and her husband, Wilfred, and a daughter-in law, Sharon Rainey, all of Wilton; grandchildren, Roni Jones and husband, Scott, of Cundy’s Harbor, and their sons, Tyler of Brunswick and Ryan and his fiancĂ©, Arica, of Topsham, Todd Farrington and his wife, Kathy, and their children, Katlyn, Derek, Brittany, Brianne, and TJ of Freeport, Daren Rainey and his wife, Tammy, of Limerick and their children, Jessica and Danielle, Shelly Finley and her husband, Steve, of Melrose, Mass., and their children, Jack and Thomas, and Alison Welch and her children, Cordell and Aiden of Wilton; a sister, Mini Jones of Monmouth; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Robert Bud Rainey; her son-in-law, Ron Farrington; and her husband, George.

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