Virginia C. Williams, 93, of Swanville passed away May 20, 2012, at home with her daughters attending.

She was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Seattle, Wash., to Marcus and Irma (McGonagill) Moschetto. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Virginia was a teacher for 20 years, teaching in Seattle, Brentwood, N.H., and the Panama Canal Zone. She home-schooled her two daughters for two years while sailing from York, Me., to the Canal Zone. After retiring from the Canal Zone in 1969, she and her husband, Ted, her daughter Judy and her son-in-law, Dick Hale, sailed to the Galapagos Islands on their sailboat, then back to the States – Florida.

She and her husband lived in Swanville for about 35 years. Virginia substitute taught for a few years. She and her daughter joined the Paddle and Chowder Canoe Club. She liked walking, gardening, raising sheep, making pottery, felt, watercolors, sailing and reading.

irginia is survived by her brother, Marcus Moschetto, of Portland; her son, Ralph H. Williams, of Bozeman, Mont.; her two daughters, Judy A. Hale of Surry and Donna R. Williams of Swanville; four grandchildren, Tom E. Hale of Bangor, Ted W. Hale of Castine, Libby Hanley of Bangor and Rae Ann Francis of Vancouver, Wash.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted Williams.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at