Grace (Silk) Mack

Grace (Silk) Mack

                Grace (Silk) Mack (Vergennes and Ferrisburgh) passed away on November 25, 2018 following a long battle with dementia.  Grace was born on November 1, 1922 in St. Albans, Vermont to parents Richard Rawlett Silk and Grace May (Zweeres) Silk.

                Grace married George Clifford Mack on June 23, 1946.  She worked at W.F. Benton in Vergennes, Grand Union Grocery, and Vergennes Union High School where she managed the cafeteria program.  Grace was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  She lived in Vergennes from 1946 to 1987 following which she lived at the family Lake Champlain property.  Until recent years she also enjoyed spending her winters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

                Grace is preceded in death by her husband, George Clifford Mack (1977), her brother-in-law, Allan Mack, and a son, David Mack (2004); her parents, Richard Rawlett Silk (1970) and Grace May (Zweeres) Silk (1967); her siblings, Walter (2004), Alida (2010), Rawlette (1995), Juanita (2010), Eunice (2005), and Richard (2001).

                She is survived by her siblings, Gertrude Silk Clark (Lawrence), Betty Silk Ives (Robert) and Merton Silk; her son, Dennis Mack (Maria) of Lakewood, Washington; grandchildren, Heather Mack of Des Moines, Washington and Jennifer Gaffney (Corey) of Tacoma, Washington; and great-grandchildren, Abigail and Connor Gaffney of Tacoma, Washington.

                The family would like to thank the many people who have helped and cared for Grace over the past several years as well as Athena Advocacy, Armistad Senior Care, Addison County Hospice, and the GardenSong Memory Care Unit of Eastview at Middlebury.

                A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 1:00 pm at St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes.  Arrangements by Brown-McClay Funeral Homes.  Please leave online condolences at


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