FARMINGTON — Helen Etta Virgin, 75, of Mexico, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 18, at Edgewood Nursing Home.

She was born at the family home in Mexico on Nov. 17, 1936, the seventh child of Stanwood W. and Evangeline C. Fuller Virgin. She received her education through the Mexico school system, worked for Forster’s Manufacturing Co. for 25 years, and lived the majority of her life in her welcoming home on River Road in Mexico.

She so enjoyed being with her large, close and loving family, especially spending holidays with her sister Linda and her family. She loved playing cards, the Farmington Fair, country music, shopping, search-word puzzles, walking and simply enjoying life. A favorite remembrance of hers was her trip to Tucson, Ariz., with her sister Ruth to visit her sister Fay and brother-in-law Frank.

She is survived by the following sisters and their husbands, Linda Brown, Fay and Frank Hutchinson, Ruth and John Snell, Florence and Hurchial Noyes of Carthage, Katherine and Theodore Carrier of Lewiston, and Cora Doucette and Marilyn Finnegan of Mexico. She is also survived by her brother, Stanwood E. Virgin and wife, Geraldine, of Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; brother, James L. Virgin; brothers-in-law, Elwin Brown, William Doucette and Gene Finnegan.

The family would like to thank Helen’s loving and caring extended family, Andrea, Angela, Donna, Amy, Val, Patty, and Shelly. They and many others were extra special to her and she to them, thus making Edgewood Nursing Home her “home.”

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