GOSHEN, Mass. — Virginia Ladd Otis passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2022, just shy of her 106th birthday. She was born during a Halloween snowstorm in 1916 on a small farm in Belfast, the daughter of Katie and Henry Ladd. Ginny was a lover of nature who scaled Mt. Washington and skied Tuckerman’s Ravine, a daredevil pilot, an essayist and poet, the writer of a nature column for her local paper in Massachusetts, and the mother of five.

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