Vina J. Sawyer

12 years ago

    Sawyer, Vina J., 85, June 2, 2012.  Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home, Houlton.  Interment held in the Linneus Cemetery.
    HOULTON & LINNEUS – Our mother, Vina J. Hannan McGuire Sawyer, 85, passed away June 2, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born in Linneus, August 7, 1926 the daughter of Mervin and Faye (Bither) Hannan.
    Vina loved working for Visiting Nurses of Aroostook, retiring at the age of 77. She was the last living survivor of the Long Creek Air Disaster of 1944. December 29, 2010 was declared Vina Hannan Sawyer Day by former Governor John Baldacci.
    Her joy in life was family gatherings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her annual Christmas Eve parties at Lee Apartments. To get a smile on her face, we only had to get the “crowd together”.
    She is survived by two sons, Robert McGuire and wife, Sheila, of Virginia, and Christopher McGuire and wife, Linda, of Linneus; one daughter, Cynthia (McGuire) and Bruce Scott of Ludlow; two stepsons, Scott and Linda Sawyer of Mechanic Falls, Steve and Lisa Sawyer of Portland; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; one sister, Vivian Fortier and her husband, Earl, of Virginia, brother-in-law, Ervin Smith of Monticello, sister-in-law, Evelyn Hannan of CT; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Lyle McGuire, in 1976; her second husband, Basil Sawyer, in 1983; six brothers; Gerald, Blaine, Chester, Paul, Dale, and Cederic Hannan; one sister, Barbara Smith. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Madigan Estates for their loving care over the past months.
    Friends were invited to join the family for a memorial graveside service at the Linneus Cemetery 12 noon on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, friends may make gifts to Hospice of Aroostook, Houlton Div. c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park Street, Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book at