FARMINGTON FALLS – Virginia F. Pond, 80, passed peacefully on Friday, Feb. 6, in the comfort of her own home in Farmington Falls.

She was born July 16, 1928, on the family farm in Vienna, a daughter of Seth and Doris (Smith) Webber. She received her education in Chesterville Hill and Farmington schools, graduating from Farmington High School in 1945.

In 1944, she met John Pond and on July 14, 1947, in Fort Fairfield, he married his beloved “Gins.” They were blessed to celebrate 61 years of marriage. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, she was an assistant post mistress in Farmington Falls for 39 years.

She was a former member of the Willing Workers at the Farmington Falls Baptist Church and in her free time enjoyed working on craft projects, knitting, crocheting and fancy work. She also enjoyed flower gardening. A photograph of her flowers and family cat appeared in the Country Woman magazine. Always pleased to be in the company of family, she enjoyed taking long rides with her husband to see the sights and to relax.

She is survived by her husband, John Pond of Farmington Falls; their daughter, Linda Collins and her husband, Michael, of Farmington Falls; their two daughters, Jennifer Rackliff and her husband, Peter, of Farmington Falls and their four children, Megan and triplets, Joseph, Samuel and Nicholas and Carielle Collins of East Boston; a brother, Donald Webber and his wife, Sharon, of East Dixfield; seven sisters, Gladys Harris of New Sharon, Beverly Webber of Chesterville, Avis Quirrion and Edith Nightingale, both of Jay, Elizabeth “Betty” Lucas of Mount Vernon, Florence Williams and her husband, Norman, and Peggy Vashaw and her husband, Norman, all of Chesterville; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her folks; and four brothers, Calvin, Lawrence, Stephen and Dwight.

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