BLUE HILL – Virginia Biddle, MD, of Blue Hill, formerly of Woods Hole, Mass., died peacefully March 28, 2014, after a long illness. She was born July 4, 1929, in Milton, Mass., daughter of Virginia Morris Biddle and Nicholas Biddle.
Virginia became a medical technician and went to Nagasaki as medical director of a research lab for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. At age 31, she was accepted by Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1967, she opened her own practice in Woods Hole, Mass., and became medical director of the Falmouth Nursing Home and director of continuing medical education at Falmouth Hospital. In 1991, Virginia moved to Blue Hill. She practiced in Ellsworth and retired in 2006.
Virginia, “Ginny,” had numerous, widely varying interests. She was an expert equestrian, skier, sailor and a lifelong devotee of wooden boats. An avid reader, Ginny also loved gardening, lobster fishing, photography, creative writing, birds and animals…a true Renaissance woman. She was an extremely competent physician, and her priority was always her patients.
Virginia is survived by sisters, Katharine More of Sharon, Vt., Elizabeth Barrett of Dover, Mass.; brother, Nicholas Biddle Jr., of Temecula, Calif.; and eight nieces and nephews. For years, family flocked to Blue Hill to share the adventures of this beloved sister/aunt/cousin for whom we grieve.
A service will be held 3 p.m. May 9, 2014, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. Donations may be made to the Peninsula Ambulance Corps of Blue Hill or the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, P.O. Box 829, Blue Hill, ME 04614.