Virginia's Story

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JONESBORO - She didn't really want an obituary (who does?), so let this be a brief biography with unfortunate placement.

Virginia R. Fieldman was born August 2, 1922 on Staten Island and died in Machias on July 15, 2014 of a worn-out, much-used heart.

She married Alfred (Hommie) Fieldman on July 3, 1941 where, on their wedding night, he asked, "Would you rather make love or go canoeing?" to which she replied, "Oooooh, canoeing!" They moved to Jonesboro, Maine during the mid-sixties, the original hippies.

She rented camps to tourists, students and strays, teems of whom, two-legged and otherwise, have made their way to Maine and Washington County through the wide portal of Virginia Fieldman's heart.

A lover of all animals, she embodied the dream of many, that "if I had enough land and enough money, I would rescue every animal that came down the pike".

With our deepest gratitude, she was lovingly and respectfully cared for by neighbors and friends as well as Dr. Stephen Blythe and, in her final month, by the wonderfully compassionate staffs of Downeast Community Hospital and Marshall Health Care.

Her absence will ache in the hearts of her sister, Betty Garnett, her nieces and nephews, their families and her many friends (again, two-legged and otherwise).

There will be a gathering at Windrise Farm, Evergreen Point Road in Jonesboro on her birthday, Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, at 4 p.m. Please contact Yogi Morgan at 434 2290.
Published on  July 23, 2014
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