Mary Elizabeth Virginia “Ginny” Van Buskirk Morrow

15 years ago

    Morrow, Mary Elizabeth Virginia “Ginny” Van Buskirk, 85, Fort Fairfield; in Caribou, July 23, 2009. Arrangements in the care of Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, Fort Fairfield.


    FORT FAIRFIELD – Mary Elizabeth Virginia “Ginny” Van Buskirk Morrow, wife of the late Martin S. Morrow, passed away Thursday evening, July 23, 2009, at a Caribou nursing facility, after an extended illness. She was born June 30, 1924, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Richard H. and Phoebe (Caron) Van Buskirk. She was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1943 and married Martin S. Morrow on August 7, 1950. She had been employed in the banking industry for many years, retiring from Key Bank, Fort Fairfield as head teller in 1984. Mrs. Morrow was a life long communicant of the St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella, Santa Maria Circle Number 427, Fort Fairfield. She had also been a member of the S.C.A.T. Seniors Club and past president of the Fields Lane Sunshine Club, Fort Fairfield. Ginny greatly enjoyed crocheting, especially doilies for her family and friends.
    In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morrow was predeceased by her husband, Martin on July 2, 2006; one sister, Beatrice Thibeau in 1998. She is survived by three sons, Jerry Morrow and Mary Ann Smith, both of Webberville, Michigan, Dana Morrow of Fort Fairfield and Rhonda Rose of Caribou, Wayne Morrow of Caribou; one daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Gerald Saccucci of Fort Fairfield; one sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and Jerome Peters of Hamden; three grandchildren, Krystal Sweet and her husband Ryan of Howell, Michigan, Kimberly Hitchcock and her husband Darryl of Caribou, Mark Saccucci and his wife Christine of Shepardstown, West Virginia; two great-grandchildren, Wesley Ethan Hitchcock of Caribou, Kody Ryan Sweet of Howell, Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Susan Thibeau Alday of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Karen Thibeau Stewart of Prescott, AZ, Ann Thibeau Ryan of Rockford, Michigan and Lorraine Thibeau Sanders of Upland, CA.
    Friends called Sunday, July 26, 2009, from 7–9 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield, where a vigil service was conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, July 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main Street, Fort Fairfield with the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie celebrant. The interment service were held after the Mass at the St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments was held after the interment service at the VFW Paul Lockhart Post Number 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Morrow to the Fort Fairfield Alumni Association, P.O. Box 201, Fort Fairfield, 04742. The Morrow family extends their heartfelt thank you to the staff of Leisure Village, Presque Isle, Elder Care of Aroostook and the Caribou Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care given Virginia during her illness.