BANGOR – Viola Mae Bridges, 71, passed away Jan. 11, 2013, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Bangor.
Viola enjoyed small gatherings, Bible studies and eating out with family and friends. She enjoyed singing and Country Western music.
Viola is survived by her siblings, Edwin Bickford of Wolfboro, N.H., Wayne and Shirley Kimball of Eddington, John and Sharon Rinaldi of Surry, Don and Juanita Carter of Hancock, Wallace and Gail Kimball of Veazie, Thomas Kimball of Eddington, Gary and Lorrie Richard of Guildford; her children, Timothy Bridges of Gatesville, N.C., Clarence Jr. and Marlend Bridges of Newport News, Va., Brian and Angie Bridges of Fredsricksburg, Va., Lisa Drake of Bangor, Melissa Butterfuss of Richmond, Va., and Shawn and Annika Bridges of Haverhill, Mass.; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family thanks Irene Grant and Vernon Rowell “Junior,” for many years of excellent care at Fieldstone Manor and Roosevelt Manor. We are thankful for her many friends at these facilities. Thanks also to other local facilities for years of support.
A family gathering will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, P.O Box A, Bucksport, ME 04416, to help defray funeral expenses. Cards may be sent to Lisa Drake, 14 Maple St., Bangor, ME 04401. www.mitchelltweedie-young.com