PRESQUE ISLE – Virginia L. Tompkins, 91, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Jan. 23, 2014, at a Bangor health care facility, with her daughter by her side. She was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Caribou.
Ginny, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, loved her home in Presque Isle. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was an avid animal lover. She was an active member of the Mapleton and Bethany Baptist Churches.
She was predeceased by her mother, Eva (McNeal) Perkins; her loving parents, Leslie and Alice (Buxton) Perkins; and her husband, Charles A. Tompkins. She is survived by her two devoted daughters, Linda Lay and her husband, Michael, of Abiline, Texas, and Nancy Tompkins Peers of Surry; a son and his wife, Talmage and Susan Tompkins of Alburtis, Pa.; two sisters, Claudette MacIntosh and her husband, William, of 29 Palms, Calif., and Donna Perkins of Presque Isle; five grandchildren, Leslie Harper Ringuette and her husband, Roger, of Abilene, Texas, Bryan Harper and his wife, Sharlene, of Caribou, Trent Tompkins and his wife, Kerri-Lynn, of Hope, R.I., Breeanna Locke and her husband, Joseph, of Bangor, and McKayla Hairston of Leland, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jessie, Jaime, Rebecca, Gabriel, Emma, and Quinn “her sweet babies”; and her caring friend, Pam Ingals of Bangor.
Her family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Stillwater Healthcare in Bangor and Beacon Hospice for their loving care.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Donations may be made in her memory to the Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com.