YARMOUTH — M. Virginia ”Ginny” Ingraham, 93, died peacefully Oct. 26, following a stroke, at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Yarmouth.
Born in Yarmouth on Aug. 31, 1917, a daughter of Harold B. and Martha C. Allen, she graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in 1936 and later from Northeastern Business College in Portland.
For several years she worked as a bookkeeper and secretary until she met Raymond C. Ingraham at a USO dance in 1943.
They married on Sept. 5, 1943, and settled in Roslindale, Mass., where their first son was born.
They moved back to Yarmouth to help her parents run Allen’s Variety Store and had three more children.
She later worked as a secretary at the newly opened Yarmouth High School and at the Yarmouth Public Schools Superintendent’s Office until she retired.
Active in the Yarmouth community, she was a longtime member of the First Parish Congregational Church, and was involved with the Yarmouth Senior Citizens group and Yarmouth Historical Society.
She is survived by her four children, Harold and Adi Ingraham of Oregon, Diane Ingraham Barnes of New York, Louise Ingraham of New Mexico, and Bruce Ingraham of California; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held last week.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
Please visit lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of her life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with the Ingraham family.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the First Parish Congregational Church, Building Fund, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, ME 04096.