CALAIS – Virginia E. Moffitt, age 78, of Burbank, CA and Calais, ME, died on February 27, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital, with family by her side. Ginnie was born in Fort Covington, NY on January 26, 1936, the daughter of Winslow B. Moffitt and Annie L. (Gallant) Wentworth.
Ginnie graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1953 and entered the Women’s Army Corps, serving proudly from 1953 – 1957. She often spoke fondly of this time, especially the two tours that she spent in Germany.
Ginnie resided in California for over 50 years, most recently in Burbank. She returned home to Calais last September. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she had the blessing of returning home to her native state and this is where she spent her final months. Ginnie enjoyed a long, successful career in telecommunications; most notably, with Western Union, Warner Brothers Studios, and Disney Studios. She retired from Disney Studios in 1998.
Ginnie loved Boston Terriers and had several as companions over the years, including Taz, Punkin, and, most recently, Lulu. Lulu provided great comfort to Ginnie towards the end of her life. Ginnie enjoyed her periodic returns to the east coast to visit family members in Maine and Massachusetts, going out to local diners and meeting new people, and she loved the movie industry. She visited Las Vegas often and was always ready for a game of poker.
Ginnie was preceded in death, by her devoted and loving partner of more than 50 years, Ruby “Louise” Baldwin; her parents; her sisters, Doris Ayers and Marjorie Harkenrider; and, her brother, Raymond Wentworth.
Ginnie is survived by many beloved family members: her sisters, Shirley Cleland, of Needham, MA; Jean Ann McIntosh (Sam), of Austin, IN; her brothers, Frederick Moffitt (Evelyn) of Fort Myers, FL; William Moffitt (Joan) The Villages, FL; numerous nieces and nephews, who all adored her and each had their own special stories and memories of Aunt Ginnie. She is also survived by a longtime friend, Julie Billington, of Saratoga, CA. The family would like to thank the exceptional doctors, nurses and staff of the Calais Regional Hospital for the care that they provided Ginnie in her final days.
In accordance with her wishes, Ginnie will be cremated and her ashes scattered into the Atlantic Ocean. The family will hold a celebration of Ginnie’s life in the fall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ginnie’s name may be made to the animal shelter of your choice.