AUBURN – Virginia (Clark) Gordon, 89, a long time resident of Old Lewiston Road, North Monmouth, died Monday, March 9, at Hospice House of Androscoggin and went to be with her Lord and Savior.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1919, in Colebrook, N.H., the daughter of Arthur George Clark Sr. (d: November 1957) and Hazel (Cass) Clark (d: February 1983) of North Monmouth.

She attended Monmouth schools and married Roger Ellery Gordon, Jan. 10, 1937. They shared a special, loving marriage of nearly 50 years before he died in December 1986. Their door was always open to family and friends, to give comfort, help, food or just a good cup of coffee and a chat. They never met anyone whom they did not love and who did not love them back completely and devotedly.

She was blessed with so many special gifts: love of her Savior, spreading the Word of God, cooking, baking beautiful cakes for all occasions, doing hair, teaching and hooking traditional rug hooking, sewing beautiful clothes for all her children, grandchildren and clients, knitting sweaters, coats, afghans, crocheting afghans for family, friends and more.

She also did embroidery and many other challenging crafts; her most recent task was making German bell ornaments. Gin’s love and her special gifts of crafts are renown by all who knew her. She taught ceramics to many students, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her home studio, VG Studio, North Monmouth.

Everyone loved being with her whenever they could. Her exceptional love for her family, friends and people in need was such a comfort to everyone. She continued doing ceramics, making cards, scrap books, hooking and crocheting, until a few months prior to her passing. Although there are many more tributes we could name, we shall end with the fact we loved her with all our hearts and souls and she will be missed by us all.

She was a true servant of the Lord and loved him above all else. She shall be in our hearts forever and we shall all remember the loving, fun times we shared through the years. You’ll never forget your mother’s face, the sound of her voice, the gentleness of her touchthey let you know you were lovedthe stories she told, the traditions she handed downthey let you know who you arethe lessons she taught, the things she stood forthey are her gift and your legacyand always know that you honor her every day in how you live and who you are.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Jean (Gordon) Parker and her husband, Floyd Gilbert Parker, who lovingly took special care of her the last several years; a grandson, Todd Lindley Parker and his wife, Jennifer, two great-grandsons, Zackary and Chase of Shrewsbury, Pa.; one grandson, Troy Parker and his wife, Cheryl, two great-granddaughters, Jerica and Jade Parker of Maine; one great-grandson, Trenton Cole Parker of Florida; a daughter, Mary Lou (Gordon) Gamage of Litchfield, and her husband, Nelson Gamage; three grandchildren, first grandchild, LouAnn (Gamage) DiStefano, her husband, Philip, great-granddaughter, Heather (Albani) Dekarski, her husband, Anthony, great-great-grandson, Cole Philip, great-grandson, Nicholas John DiStefano of Westfield, Mass.; granddaughter, Ginger Louise (Gamage) VanNostrand and her husband, Rick of Granby, Conn.; great-granddaughter, Jessica Mary Gianinoto of Litchfield; great-grandson, Steven Louis Gianinoto and his wife, Julie, great-great-grandsons, Jack and Mason of Granby, Conn.; great-grandson, Ryan John Van Nostrand, great-granddaughter, Hala Mae of Granby, Conn.; granddaughter, April Lyn (Gamage) Marzilli and her husband, David, great-grandson, Adam David, great-grandson, Gregory Joseph and great-granddaughter, Jenna Lynn Marzilli of Rocky Hill, Conn.; a daughter, Faith Gordon in Utica, N.Y.; her beloved sister, Phyllis (Clark) Bishop Manchester of Tiverton, R.I.; several dearly loved and treasured nieces, nephews and cousins; and a multitude of loving dear friends too numerous to list.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Roger; and brother, Arthur Clark Jr. October 2005.

Our love and thanks to the loving, supportive people from Androscoggin Hospice House. They were all such a wonderful blessing to the family and our Mother.

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