Virginia Walker

Jun 11, 2018

Virginia A. Walker, 79, passed away June 8, 2018, at her residence in Montville. She was born in Smithfield, R.I., Nov. 11, 1938, to Irving and Estelle (Brown) Rothwell. Virginia was raised in Rhode Island. She met her husband, Michael Walker, before moving to Maine in 1970. A devoted wife and mother, she raised her children and worked for the town of Montville as tax collector, elections warden and Planning Board member. She was a member of Montville Historical Society and was an avid historian. Virginia received the Spirit of America Award for her compilation of research and for her civic activities. One of her loves and passions was caring for local cemeteries in need of attention.

She was predeceased by both parents, son Michael W. Walker and sister Estelle Fenner.

Virginia is survived by her husband of 50 years, Michael A. Walker; her daughter Donna D. Poulin and husband Richard of Knox; son David A. Walker and his partner Lindsey Morong of Knox; siblings Irving A. Rothwell, Roy D. Rothwell, Bella Magera, Michael Magera, Irving Fenner, Joseph Fenner, Joann Earley and Christopher Rothwell. Grandchildren Joel Poulin, Caitlyn Poulin, Audrey Walker and Gavin Walker all of Knox; many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a special friend, Esther Mathieson, who kept her up to date with her favorite teams, the Red Sox and the Patriots.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 15, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, with private burial to follow at Halldale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in Virginia's memory to Hospice of Waldo County, P.O. Box 778, Belfast, ME 04915. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.

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