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Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME

OBITUARY

Virginia C. Byrd

October 2, 1922January 16, 2020

FREEPORT: Virginia Cleona (Vincent) Byrd, formerly of Wardtown Rd., Freeport, ME peacefully passed away at Hawthorne House on January 16, 2020 at the age of 97 with her family by her side. She was the daughter of Hazel Verrill and Fred Vincent. She was born in Westbrook on October 2, 1922. On March 30, 1942 she was married to the late Fred "Roy" Byrd who passed away April 9, 2001. They were married for 59 years. During their years together they raised six children. Virginia was a housewife and loving mother. Her only time of working was at Freeport Shoe for 10 years. After it closed she was a stay at home housewife who kept herself very busy cooking and gardening. She never had a license so her way of getting to the store was when Roy was done working for the day and then they'd go to the store. Their favorite activities included spending as much time with family as possible. Rather it be going camping, fishing or on to a Baked Bean Supper. During the Fryeburg Fair they would take their motorhome and stay for the week. Sundays was their day to visit with family and this was the only day Roy was not hauling scrap metal. One year they decided to make a trip to Florida in their motorhome and visit friends they had met. Among their lifetime they had made many friends and she will be sadly missed.

Virginia is survived by her four children Norma Fitzgerald of Portland, John Byrd, Sr. and his wife Betty of Topsham, Joan (Keith) Webber of Brunswick and Shirley Tardif of Lewiston. She also leaves behind 26 grandchildren and numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great grandchildren, several of whom would visit her and many nieces and nephews, especially Sandra Douglas who would call and visit Virginia frequently. Those are all of the six generations of the family. She was predeceased by a daughter Hazel Bubar in 2001 and a son Richard Burnham in 2006 as well as two sisters, Beverly Sanborn and Geneva West and three brothers, Del, Merle, Vernon and Alton Vincent.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care she had received while at the Hawthorne House. The staff was amazing in taking the time to see that whatever was needed for her was taken care of. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A Celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11 AM also at the funeral home. Interment will take place in the spring at Burr Cemetery in Freeport. In lieu of flowers, a charitable contribution in Virginia’s honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-Maine Chapter 383 US Route One #2C Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation, and Monuments Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

  • FAMILY

  • Virginia is survived by her four children Norma Fitzgerald of Portland, John Byrd, Sr. and his wife Betty of Topsham, Joan (Keith) Webber of Brunswick and Shirley Tardif of Lewiston. She also leaves behind 26 grandchildren and numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great grandchildren, several of whom would visit her and many nieces and nephews, especially Sandra Douglas who would call and visit Virginia frequently. Those are all of the six generations of the family. She was predeceased by a daughter Hazel Bubar in 2001 and a son Richard Burnham in 2006 as well as two sisters, Beverly Sanborn and Geneva West and three brothers, Del, Merle, Vernon and Alton Vincent.Virginia is survived by her four children Norma Fitzgerald of Portland, John Byrd, Sr. and his wife Betty of Topsham, Joan (Keith) Webber of Brunswick and Shirley Tardif of Lewiston. She also leaves behind 26 grandchildren and numerous great, great-great, and great-great-great grandchildren, several of whom would visit her and many nieces and nephews, especially Sandra Douglas who would call and visit Virginia frequently. Those are all of the six generations of the family. She was predeceased by a daughter Hazel Bubar in 2001 and a son Richard Burnham in 2006 as well as two sisters, Beverly Sanborn and Geneva West and three brothers, Del, Merle, Vernon and Alton Vincent.
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer’s Association-Maine Chapter 383 US Route One #2C Scarborough, ME 04074.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 23, 2020

Memories

Virginia C. Byrd

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Diane Moran

January 27, 2020

I spent so many wonderfully fun days as a kid at Uncle Roy & Aunt Virginia's. I love feeding the pigs, picking wild berries and playing hide n seek in the tall grass with Timmy & Davey.

She always had a bunch of bananas waiting for me, under her bed, ripening and always let me crawl under her bed to get them.

Aunt Virginia & Uncle Roy would often stop by my house in Pittsfield when they came back from Florida. I was always so happy to see her.

She was always my favorite Aunt and I will miss her terribly.

Arlene Pulk

January 21, 2020

I use to call her Ma and Pa Byrd, we all had good times camping together back in the day, she will be sadly missed, and my deep sorrow to the whole family for their loss. Arlene Pulk

Stephanie Parker

January 20, 2020

Nana Byrd you are going to be missed very much.i pray that you are at peace and are with Grampa Byrd may you both reast in peace love your granddaughter Stephanie Parker and family.

Victoria Stevens

January 18, 2020

Nana,
You are gone from our view but forever will be in our hearts.
You were a very strong woman and left a legacy for the family to remember.
I love you very very much.
R.I.P Nana

Victoria Stevens

January 18, 2020

You maybe gone from our view but will always be in our hearts.
You were such a strong woman and left a legacy for your family to remember.
I love you very much.
R.I.P Nana

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY