BAR HARBOR and LAMOINE Martha M. Hersey, 87, died Oct. 24, 2007, at an Ellsworth health care facility. She was born March 17, 1920, in Franklin, the daughter of Douglas M. and Lillian D. (Anderson) Hardison. Martha graduated from Franklin High School in 1938. She married Lewis R. Hersey in 1939. Martha enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She loved making crafts, cooking and especially being with her family on the holidays. She was a member of St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor. She is survived by her husband, Lewis; three sons, Lewis Hersey Jr. and wife, Elaine, of Lady Lake, Fla., Robert Hersey and wife, Carole, of Wellington, Fla., and Salsbury Cove and William Hersey and wife, Sue, of Bar Harbor; two daughters, Joanne Wilson of Georgetown, and Trudy Curran and husband, William, of Lamoine; one sister, Helen Gresser of Massillon, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grand-children, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Richard, in July 2007; and her sisters, Ruby Hardison, Edna Hall and Eva Thomassen. According to her wishes the family will have a private celebration of her life. Those who desire may make contributions in Martha’s memory to Mount Desert Island Hospital, 10 Wayman Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed online at