PLEASANT POINT – Virginia Ann Aymond, 61, born March 30, 1952, in Pleasant Point, died unexpectedly Aug. 19, 2013, at her home. She was the daughter of Peter A. Dana and Alice C. Francis.
She is survived by her children, Gilbert J. Tomah Jr. and wife, Cheryl, Jenny Tomah, Seana Tompkins and husband, Travis, and Carol Ann Sprague and husband, Alan; her father, Peter A. Dana; grandchildren, Jaison, Isabel, Cody, Paige, Sierra and Mitchell; sisters, Betty Lewey and husband, Sabattus, Genevieve Neptune and husband, Roy, and Susan Newell; a brother, Gene Wayne Francis Sr. and wife, Bernedette; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her mother; and her fiancé, Thomas Koulovatos.
Virginia was fluent in both Passamaquoddy language and culture. She was a traditional dancer, starting at a very young age. She loved to bead when she was younger and family remembers her teaching them as well. Virginia was also the tribe’s peace pipe carrier, a tradition she has passed on to one of her daughters. She has dedicated her life working within the community as a Social Worker earning her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Services from New Hampshire college in 1984 and later went on to achieve her Masters degree from Springfield College in 1989. Over the years she had many achievements and awards too numerous to list. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Friends may pay their respects by visiting with the family from 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug.22, until 10 p.m. Friday, Aug 23, at her home, 112 Indian Road, Pleasant Point. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Pleasant Point, followed by a gathering at the Meal Site. Condolences and memories may be shared with Virginia’s family by visiting her Book of Memories at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com.