Joan Derbyshire Tunis
Port Clyde — Joan Derbyshire Tunis, 92, artist and longtime resident of Horse Point Road, Port Clyde, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 17, 2013, after a brief illness.
Joan had traced her Port Clyde days back to the 1920s when N.C. Wyeth built his famous Eight Bells on Horse Point Road, and she remembered N.C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth from those early days.
A native of Utica, N.Y., Joan had been a resident and visitor to Port Clyde since her childhood. She was a quality painter, frequently incorporating the Maine landscape she loved in her increasingly abstract style.
She leaves behind her beloved daughter, Maggie Robles of Santa Barbara, Calif., and numerous friends on the St. George peninsula.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. But friends and relatives are encouraged to have a nice dinner and reminisce.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. George Firefighters and Ambulance Association, P. O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 or Kno-Wal-Lin Homecare and Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Joan’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.