Grace Martha Jepson Brescia, former director of annual giving at the College, died on October 21, 2006, after a six-year battle with breast cancer.
Born on December 30, 1960, in Caribou, she graduated from Caribou High School and attended Dartmouth College. Following her graduation from Dartmouth in 1983 she entered a master’s program in marriage and family counseling at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. She was assistant alumni fund director at Vassar College from 1986 to 1989, a member of the annual giving staff at Duke University from 1989 to 1991, and worked for nine years at Bowdoin, where she was the director of annual giving. She was a member of the parish council at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Freeport, where she was the head of the annual Christmas fair and a member of the church choir. She was a director of St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, a member of the board of the Midcoast Chapter of the American Red Cross, and member of the Brunswick Rotary Club. She is survived by her husband, Michael Brescia, whom she married in 1984; a son, Dominic; a daughter, Margaret; her parents, Clyde and Lina Jepson of New Sweden, three sisters, Lisa Wahlstrom of Bangor, Sheila Jepson of Portland, and Dawn Moreau ofVernon, CT; and a brother,Todd Jepson of Portland.