Virginia Grace Shirley

Posted Nov. 16, 2012, at 7:49 p.m.

BUCKSPORT – Virginia Grace Shirley, 94, passed away Nov. 16 2012. She was born March 13, 1918, in Orland, the daughter of late Frank and Nancy Gross.

Virginia was a graduate of Eastern Maine Conference Seminary, Bucksport, and attended Eastern Maine Nursing School, Bangor. She was a member of Franklin Street Methodist Church. Virginia retired from Champion Paper Mill as a health nurse.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Elwood Shirley; and son, Thomas Shirley. Virginia is survived by two children, Edward Shirley and Lynn of Bucksport and Cora Sawyer and husband, Gary, of Bucksport; three grandchildren, Aaron Sawyer and wife, Donna, Karl Shirley and wife, Amy, and Denzil Shirley; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Shirley, Karlee Shirley and Kylee Shirley.

At Virginia’s request, no services will held. Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Bucksport.