Virginia Mae Currier, 81: Cherished moments with friends, family

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PORTLAND — Virginia Mae Currier, 81, died unexpectedly on Nov. 8 after a brief illness. Currier was born Virginia Mae Downs in Brewer on Aug. 10, 1931, to Percy James Downs and Hazel M. Kent Downs.

She enjoyed lunch out and shopping on Saturdays with her daughters, grandchildren, and longtime family friend, Karen Boucher.  

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Currier; her parents; and siblings Barbara Berg, Donald Downs, and Cynthia Wilcox. 

Currier is survived by her sisters, Thelma Sensecqua and Marion Toothaker; her children, Linda Hodgkins and her husband, Oscar, of Hollis, Charles A. Currier, Jr., of Standish, Albert Currier and his wife, Eileen, of Hollis, Susan Scharf and her husband, Scott, of Portland, Debra Currier, of Biddeford, Charlena Veit and her husband, John, of West Baldwin, and John Currier and his wife, Vicki, of Saco; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family thanked friends William Mayo for Tuesday lunches and afternoon drives, the Morin family for their care and support, and Dawn A. Greene, who cared for Virginia during her final days. 

A funeral service was held Nov. 13 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Cape Elizabeth. The Rev. Timothy A. Boggs officiated. Interment followed at Forest City Cemetery, on Lincoln Street in South Portland.