Virgina P. Lindlof

Virgina P. Lindlof


WATERVILLE — Virginia Parrish Lindlof, 83, formerly of Orono and Cambridge, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Lakewood Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Nov. 20, 1921, in Cambridge, where she was raised, the daughter of Malcolm and Elsa Cornell Parrish.

She married John Lindlof on Nov. 12, 1948, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and they had one son, Kenneth, born in 1953. The Lindlofs lived in Bucks County, Pa.; City Island, N.Y.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Ithaca, N.Y., before moving to Orono when John received a teaching assignment in the College of Education at the University of Maine in 1961. He taught there as a professor of education for 20 of Maine in 1961. He taught there as a professor of education for 20 years until his death in 1981. Ginni continued to live in Orono until moving to the central Maine region in 2000.

Ginni attended Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., and worked as a teacher in New York and New Mexico. She was a graphic artist with Maine Public Broadcasting for approximately 28 years until her retirement. She was known by family and friends for an unparalleled zest for life and an upbeat, infectious personality that drew others to her. Her character and sense of humor showed through even in her last hours, when she told her caregivers that “it’s going to be a beautiful day.”

In addition to her husband and parents, her sister, Nancy Parrish Russell, predeceased her.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth and his wife, Kimberly; a grandson, Jared M. Poulin of Waterville; her brother, Graeme Parrish and his wife, Grace of Cambridge; her sister-in-law, Karen Plunkett of Toms River, N.J.; her niece and dear friend, Leslie Hemberger and her son, Teddy of Bangor; and many nieces and nephews from Maine to New York, Colorado to Vancouver, with whom she loved to keep in touch.

Visiting hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Veilleux’s Funeral Home in Waterville. Visiting hours for those in the Orono area will be held in Orono next week. Ginni will be buried with her husband and family in Cambridge, this summer.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Lakewood Manor Nursing Home and Dr. Roland Knausenberger, whose attention and devotion was deeply appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Maine Development Office, attn: John A. Lindlof Learning Center, 101 College Ave., Orono, ME 04473.

Arrangements are by Veilleux’s Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville.

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