Marian G. Connors Was Proprietor of Restaurant

Marian G. (Grover) Connors of Edgartown died Monday, Sept. 29, at Windemere Nursing Home in Oak Bluffs at the age of 98.

She was born on June 15, 1905, in Braintree, the daughter of Ezra Samson Grover and Julia Aspinwall Grover. She grew up in Wellesley and after graduating from high school, she worked for The John Hancock Life Insurance Company.

Mrs. Connors was married to Francis J. Connors in 1935. The couple then moved to Martha's Vineyard, where Mr. Connors owned and operated Connors Market in Edgartown until his retirement in the 1960s.

Marian was the proprietor of the Rendez-Vous Restaurant on Main street in Edgartown until the birth of her only child, Judith. Judy is the wife of Dr. John Stacy Bulman of England, where she has been living ever since her marriage, although she frequently returns to the Vineyard. During Marian and Frank's retirement years, they often spent winters in Florida. Mr. Connors died at home of cancer in 1995 at the age of 96.

Marian was an outgoing person and a remarkable Island resident. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Edgartown Woman's Club. She was an excellent cook and an avid golfer and bridge player.

In addition to her daughter, Judith Ann Bulman of England, she is also survived by two nieces, Barbara Bell of Canada and June Messier of Vermont, and a nephew, Sumner Mead Grover of Edgartown.

A graveside service will be held at the New Westside Cemetery, Edgartown, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, officiated by the Rev. Roger Spinney. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.

A memorial service is planned for the spring or early summer.