Cape Neddick – Virginia “Ginny” Marilyn Warner, 79, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
Ginny was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on March 12, 1933, the daughter of the late Alice G. (Webber) Lawrence and Robert F. Lawrence. From early childhood, she grew up on Logging Road in Cape Neddick, Maine. She graduated from York High School in 1950 and earned an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Colby Sawyer College in 1952. Upon graduation, she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Filson in Ogunquit, Maine.
Then, on February 27, 1954, she married the love of her life, Henry F. Warner, Jr. They resided on Logging Road for most of their lives. While raising a family, Ginny was active both in the community and in her church; she worked as a teacher’s aide and also volunteered for many years at York Hospital.
As a life-long member of Cape Neddick Baptist Church, Ginny served as Christian Education Chairperson, Sunday School Superintendent, Missions Advocate, Sunday School Teacher, and Vacation Bible School Director and Teacher. She belonged to American Baptist Women, Children’s Message, and The Prayer Chain, and enjoyed singing in the choir. On three occasions, she served on the Pastoral Search Committee. For several years Ginny organized the America for Christ Walkathon.
Ginny was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being with her family and friends. She and Henry loved spending time at their camp on Brassua Lake, Maine. Her favorite pastime was searching for moose, deer, loons and other wildlife.
Throughout the years, Ginny was involved in the activities of her children and grandchildren; she attended many of their sporting and school-related events.
She is survived by her husband, Henry F. Warner, Jr.; 3 sons Henry “Mickey” F. Warner, III and his wife Ginny, and her children William Woodward, Jonathan Woodward and his wife, Sarah, and their children, Lauren and Jason; a son Robert F. Warner and his wife, Andrea, and their sons Eric and Wesley; a son Ronald C. Warner and his wife Kirsten, and their two children, Lindsay and Jonathan; and several cousins.
Calling hours for Ginny will be held from 5 to 8 pm on THURSDAY, Feb. 28 in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on SATURDAY, March 2 in the Cape Neddick Baptist Church, 34 River Road, Cape Neddick, Maine. The family would like to thank the staff of Durgin Pines for providing excellent care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Cape Neddick Baptist Church or York Hospital. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com
FactsBorn: March 12, 1933
Place of Birth: Fitchburg, MA
Death: February 24, 2013
Place of Death: Portsmouth, NH