Sister Frances Carr


Age: 89

author and one of the last three remaining members of a nearly extinct religious society called the Shakers (their community at Sabbathday Lake in Maine was settled in 1783 and was one of more than a dozen such communities created in the New World by the Shakers, formerly known as the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance) whose group fled persecution in England and practiced equality of the sexes, pacifism, communal ownership of property, and celibacy, but the main cause of its membership decline and the Sabbathday Lake is now the only such active community remaining.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: March 13, 1927

Died: January 2, 2017

New Gloucester, Maine