Lamoine - Virginia "Ginny" Eaton, 88, went to be with her Lord on January 11, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born at home, in Hulls Cove, on August 30, 1931, the daughter of Elwood and Emily (McKay) Hanscome.
After graduating from Bar Harbor High School in 1949, Ginny met the love of her life, Almond "Buddy" Eaton. This would be the start of nearly 70 years of marriage. Ginny and Buddy made their home in Lamoine raising 4 children. She was a loving, caring, giving woman, opening her home to anyone in need.
Ginny worked at AT&T, as a telephone operator, for 30 years. Starting at the Ellsworth office and retiring at the Bangor office. She spent countless hours traveling that "damn" Bangor Road, every day with her best friend, Mima Grindle. Ginny retired at the age of 56, giving her time to spend doing things she loved. She loved spending summers at her camp, on Molasses Pond, when her boys were young. Summer was her favorite time of year. You would often find her on her riding lawn mower, maintaining her lawns, fields and beautiful flower gardens. She found joy in remodeling the inside and outside of her house over and over again. Ginny loved the beach, basking in the sun and collecting sea glass. Ginny's family was most important to her. She followed all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren's activities, hosted many picnics and football parties and enjoyed visiting extended family on "The Island". She was a caregiver to young and old alike, who would drop everything when someone needed her. Ginny loved to travel with her friends. She loved her church, The Church of Our Father in Hulls Cove, enjoying many get-togethers with her close friends, The Bible Babes.
Ginny is survived by her loving husband Buddy; daughter, Jane Shea and husband, Stephen; sons, Bruce and wife, Linda, Allie Eaton, III, and Kenny Eaton of North Dakota; grandchildren, Jennifer Shea-Giffin and husband, Joel, Missy Shea and her partner, Jason Heckman, Anthony Eaton and his partner, Jocelyn Carter, Jesse Eaton and wife, Lisa, and Kristopher Eaton and his partner, Kayla Boone; great-grandchildren, Emily and Sam Giffin, Madeline and Lydia Hart, and Donavin Eaton; sister, Helen Douglas; sister-in-law, Jeanette Hanscome; many nieces and nephews; special nephew, Eddie Douglas and wife, Peggy; and very special neighbors, David and Vicki Smallidge.
In addition to her parents, Ginny was predeceased by her brother, Bobby Hanscome.
The family would like to thank the staff at Courtland Living Center and Northern Lights Hospital in Ellsworth for their wonderful care given to Ginny at the end of her life. They would also like to thank her sister, Helen for all of the care and love that she gave during this time.
Those who wish to remember Ginny in a special way are encouraged to make gifts in her memory to, The Church of Our Father, 91 ME-3 Bar Harbor, Maine 04609.
A memorial service on will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at The Church of Our Father in Hulls Cove, with Regina Christianson, officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service.
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Susan Geremia Frazier
Jan 18, 2020
Buddy I am so very sorry for your loss. Ginny was loved by so many people. I'm one of those people. I couldn't wait to go visit her. She loved her family and was full of life and laughter. I would sit with her and listen to her many stories of her and my mom. Oh, the things they use to do...
I will miss the stories and the laughs we shared. God Bless you!
Mark Gregory
Jan 18, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Buddy, Bruce and Linda, Anthony, Jane and Steve and all of Ginny's family. Ginny was a fun lady, always had a big smile and laugh, and was a real character in her own way. That great personality lives on in her children. She has a lot to be proud of with such a good family. I will remember her fondly.
Melanie Tinto
Jan 17, 2020
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Jan 16, 2020
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Jan 16, 2020
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Jan 15, 2020
Prayers and thoughts are with you and Bruce and family.
Hilma Adams
Jan 15, 2020
My condolences to your family. Ginnie worked for me at the Telephone company in Ellsworth and in Bangor. She was a good worker and was always on time. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
Martha Dodge
Jan 14, 2020
What a joy in my life to know Ginny. She always had fun in everything she did. What a blessing to Church of Our Father.

My sincere condolences to you on the loss of such a special person.
Vic & Ellen Alexander
Jan 14, 2020
Sincere condolences to Ginny's family. We have many fond memories of Ginny and Buddy from our time living in Lamoine many years ago, especially from all the Little League games. Rest easy Ginny.
Joyce Worden
Jan 14, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow, Virginia as I knew her was good friends with my mother, Tina, when I would stop to see her at Courtland I would let her know I was Tina's baby and she always remembered Tina. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the services but please know my thoughts are with you and your family.
Jan 13, 2020