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Virginia Pennell Foss

September 23, 1919 — December 15, 2021

Machias - Virginia “Ginnie” P. Foss, 102, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Washington Place in Calais. Virginia was born in Machias on September 23, 1919, daughter of Fred and Mildred (Bridges) Pennell. She was the youngest of eight children.

Virginia was raised in Machias and graduated from Machias High School in 1937. In 1942, she married Warren Foss, Jr and went on to have 3 children, Beth, James, and Judy. Virginia had several jobs over the years but worked for many as Clerk of Courts at the Machias Court House. She is probably most well remembered as being a bank teller at Machias Savings Bank, where she went on to retire twice from. Virginia had many friends and used to love to get the “girls” together to play cards, go to the local dances, and also loved to bowl, participating on a bowling team for many years. She had always lived in Machias and spent over 35 years at Louise Gardner Apartments until, at the age of 98, she left for Washington Place Assisted Living in Calais.

Virginia is survived by her daughter Beth Hatt of Marshfield, son, James Foss of Houlton and daughter, Judy Morris of Powder Springs, GA.; grandchildren, Veronica Harriman and her husband Scott of East Machias, James Foss, Jr. of South Carolina, Jennifer Foss, Houlton, Katie Morris and Rae Marie Cardell of Georgia; eight great-grandchildren, Whitney, Ryan, James III, Andi, Bailey, Erin, Maddie and Connor; a very special great-great grandson, Jaxson and three great-great grandchildren she had not been able to meet, Eli, Eleanor and Olivia.

Virginia was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Ken, Fred (Ted), Bill, Clarie, Marie, Irma, and Marion; son-in-law, Ronald Hatt; daughter-in-law, Connie Foss; and a grandson, Randy Hatt.

Virginia was loved by all who knew her, and her death will leave a void in her family’s hearts.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Longfellow Cemetery in Machias. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ginnie’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
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