Virginia's Story

PENOBSCOT AND ORLAND - Virginia B. Bridges, 100, passed away January 23, 2016 at Northern Bay Residential Living Center. Born November 19, 1915 in North Brooksville, ME., she was one of four children born to William and Olga (Steele) Carter.

Virginia began working and caring for people at a young age and by choice, continued into her 80's. She met her husband, Luther F. Bridges, while working at Castine Hospital. After marriage she worked as a housekeeper in private homes in Castine. For 67 years Virginia lived in the home Luther built in Orland. She was a dedicated homemaker and mother, wonderful cook and grandmother, and life-time member of the Castine Grange and Eastern Star.

Virginia was predeceased by her loving husband Luther in August 1971, and siblings, Florence Johnston, Gertrude Gray and Harlan Carter and niece Rita Johnston. She is survived by her daughter Sandra Hauck of Florida; three grandchildren: Debra Hidalgo and husband Raul of Bishop, CA; James Anderson and wife Claudia of Santa Clarita, CA and Ed McCann and wife Judy of Santa Clarita, CA; six great-grandchildren: Hunter, Wyatt, Ethan, Paris ,Tyler and Liam; Nieces: Maureen Sumner and husband Cliff, of Bar Harbor; Linda Burroughs and husband Charles, of Enfield, NH; Nephews Robert Carter and wife Cynthia, of Farmington; and Jon Carter, of Bar Harbor; and many grand-nieces and nephews.

Virginia's family would like to thank Northern Bay and Beacon Hospice for the care they provided; and family and friends for the many visits and outings she so enjoyed.

Anyone wishing to honor Virginia may make donations in her memory to Beacon Hospice, 289 State St., Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401.

Visitation will be February 20th at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport from noon to 1:30, followed by a memorial service at 1:30. An interment at Castine Cemetery will be held in the Spring. (
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