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GRACE CALFEE MCMULLEN


1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
GRACE CALFEE MCMULLEN Obituary
McMULLEN, Grace Calfee Died on September 11th, 2016 at Northridge Hospital after a short illness. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Lilla Draper Scharnberg and Arthur Davidson Calfee of Boston, and granddaughter of the late Clare H. Drapers of Boston, a grandniece of the late Princess Margaret Boncompagni and great-granddaughter of General William F. Draper of Hopedale, MA. She was raised in the Wellesley area of Massachusetts, and graduated from Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill and Briarcliff College in New York. She was an active member of both the Junior League and the Vincent Club and volunteered in the Boston area. She lived in New York City and Boston until her marriage to the late Terence Perry McMullen in 1971. They traveled extensively and lived in various international cities including Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, and Amman, Jordan. They moved to Chicago in 1977 and settled in Northridge in 1982, where they were active members of the Porter Valley Country Club. Grace continued to be involved with the Club's 9 Tees and was on the Board of Directors for many years. She also was a member of the Northridge Woman's Club, the Red Hats and enjoyed singing with the San Fernando Valley Chorale. She and her Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Charlie, were members of Therapy Dogs Incorporated and visited several hospitals in the area. She was an amateur artist and an avid cow collector. Grace was a "Super Mom," who was always there for every soccer game, baseball game, swim meet and theater performance and loved going on trips with her kids. She loved to travel and visited Mexico, China, South America, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Russia, covering all the continents except Antarctica. Grace is survived by son, Stuart Carter McMullen and his wife, Karie Alan McMullen, and two grandchildren, Mason Carter McMullen and Kaitlyn Grace McMullen, all of Westlake Village, and her daughter, Audrey Draper McMullen, of the world. She is also survived by her brother, Arthur Draper Calfee of Falmouth, MA, and sister, Joy Calfee Roberts of San Andreas, CA, six nieces and nephews and several grand nieces and nephews. A Memorial/Committal will be held on Saturday, November 26th at Highland Cemetery in Dover, Massachusetts at 3:30PM with a reception to follow at the Sheraton in Needham. To RSVP, please call 818-366-6420. Memorial contributions may be sent to the ASPCA, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library or the Red Cross.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 30, 2016
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