DEER ISLE – Virginia “Gina” Southworth Warner, 96, passed very peacefully July 2, 2014. A resident of Deer Isle, living at Penobscot Nursing Home, Penobscot, for the past several years and recently at Collier’s Rehab and Nursing Center, Ellsworth. Gina was born Jan. 27, 1918 in Springfield, MA, second daughter of Edward and Virginia Sprague Southworth.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Nelson Melbourne Warner, Jr., sisters, Ann S. Frost Oram of Pittsburgh, PA and Helen S. Atwood of Longmeadow, MA, and brother, Edward Southworth, Jr., of Pacific Grove, CA. She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth S. and Douglas Arntzen of Ellsworth, ME; son, Charles N. and Ruth C. Warner, and grandchildren, Aaron and Jeremy Warner of Chappaqua, NY; niece, Sara S. and Christopher Weir of Danbury, CT, grandchild, J.B. and Erika Weir and great-grandchildren, Piper and Ivy of Waitsfield, VT; and nephew, Edward and Katherine B. Southworth, and grandchildren, Lea and Jonathan Southworth of Murietta, CA; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins once- and twice-removed, and dear friends.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Sunset Congregational Church, Deer Isle, ME with private interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to either/both:Harrison-Southworth Memorial Fund – benefiting the Town of Deer Isle and a Deer Isle high school senior in alternating years. Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 or online www.mainecf.org (click “Make a donation”) or Deer Isle Yacht Club – co-founded by Virginia’s father. DIYC, P.O. Box 128, Sunset, ME 04683.
Arrangements made by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Homes, Inc., Stonington.