Virginia Mayo Howe
December 24, 1934 – October 29, 2019
Virginia Deane Mayo Howe 1934 – 2019
Yarmouth, ME- Virginia Deane Mayo Howe, 84, passed away peacefully October 29, 2019 with her loving children by her side.
Ginny was born on December 24, 1934 in Framingham, MA to Charles and Elizabeth Mayo. She attended school in Wellesley and graduated from Framingham College in 1956 with an Early Education Teaching Certificate.
Ginny moved to Maine in 1969 and fell in love with the beautiful state. One of her favorite places to vacation and visit with her family and friends was Pemaquid Point.
Ginny spent most of her teaching career in the Falmouth School System. She enjoyed teaching countless children throughout her career in Nursery School, Kindergarten and First Grade. Education had been a major part of her life and she felt privileged to be part of so many children's early education. Retiring in 2000, she returned the following year as a Literacy Ed Tech for "at risk" children in First and Second Grade.
Faith had always played an important part in her life. She remained an active member at First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth for many years and was a devoted parishioner.
She considered all her friendships throughout her life precious gifts.
She is survived by her children; Jeff and his wife Ann, Jen and her husband Jeff, Jon, and Sarah and her husband Leo. She is also survived by her granddaughter Jenna, and grandsons Justin and Matthew.
A Celebration of Life will be held at First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main Street in Yarmouth on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to First Parish Church, Yarmouth. If attending the service, you are welcome to bring a children's backpack containing an early reader book. These meaningful gifts will be donated to local children in need. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Ginny’s online guest book.
First Parish Congregational Church
116 Main St. , Yarmouth, Maine 04096
- Or, bring a small backpack containing a young reader book to be donated to a child in need.
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
Virginia Mayo Howe
November 10, 2019
My love goes out to to all of you. Ginny was by far the "coolest" of all of Jean's relatives. Her generous, creative, and loving "no-nonsense" spirit will remain strong in my memories of her. I hope you find solace in knowing how fiercely and proudly she loved you.
Kathe and Chris
November 9, 2019
Ginny was my mentor teacher 30 years ago when I interned as a student teacher in her Kindergarten classroom. She was such a gracious, kind and encouraging mentor who taught me so much about working with young children. I learned from Ginny how to find the positive in every student, how to read aloud a children's book with enthusiasm to gain every child's attention, and how to keep five - year-olds busy cracking peanuts out of their shells to make peanut butter (her favorite- I guess nut allergies weren't so common back then!). But mostly I learned how to laugh and appreciate the humor that comes when working with young children. Ginny was an inspiration to me, and I am proud to have been one of the many educators who developed teaching skills under her guidance. I am now a school principal, and I'm grateful for having started my career with Ginny. My deepest sympathy to her family, and to all the children, colleagues and interns who had the privilege of knowing and learning from Ginny.
Karen P Thompson
November 8, 2019
We will remember Ginny as a lovely person who cared deeply for others, and as a person whose smile lit up the room. The Pilibosians and Thompsons send our love and healing thoughts to all of you.
November 5, 2019
To family and friends I offer my deep condolences and sympathy. I met Ginny when she was a KG teacher at Lunt School. My office in the Supt's suite was directly across from her classroom at that time so we had the joy of seeing the youngest students every day A personal favorite was when she would bring her classroom on a march through our offices to show off their Halloween costumes. It always brightened our day. She was a lovely woman and an outstanding teacher. Falmouth's children were fortunate to have her as their teacher. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Ginny!
November 5, 2019
Jeff, Jennifer, Sarah and Jon - I was sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She will be missed. Her last few years were tough for her and you, definitely not as she wished. But she left you all with lots of good memories that will keep her spirit alive. For me, she was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I particularly remember being a welcomed part of your family Christmas celebrations in the 90’s - much fun!!
My best wishes to all of you-