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“Dear Eleanor, Stephen, Liz and David,You and your family are in my heart and in my thoughts. My condolences on the passing of your Mother.Linda ”
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“To Eleanor, Stephen, Elizabeth and David, my deepest condolences on the loss of Aunt Virginia. She was a brilliant woman and will always hold a...Read More ยป
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Virginia Vaughan Maine, 87, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2017. Virginia grew up in the Bronx and attended Cornell University, where she majored in chemistry in 1950. She attended graduate school in chemistry at Harvard University and then worked in industrial chemistry laboratories in Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT for several years. She married her husband, the late William Maine, in 1953. Together, they lived in West Hartford and Farmington, where they raised four children. Virginia was active in volunteer work through her church, and worked for a time as a literacy volunteer. An avid reader of history and biography, she also loved travel, food and wine, gardening and bird watching.

Virginia was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Bill Maine, in 1992. She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor Maine, her husband, Doug Frank, and grandchildren Daniel and Maggie Frank of Syracuse, NY; her son, Stephen Maine, and his wife, Gelah Penn, of Brooklyn, NY; her daughter, Elizabeth Maine, and grandson Paul Gyllensten of Stavanger, Norway; and son, David Maine, and his wife, Uzma Aslam Khan, of Hadley, MA; and many nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 17 at the Church of Saint Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St, West Hartford, CT 06107. Calling hours will be Thursday evening, Feb. 16 from 5 pm - 7 pm at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford, CT. Burial will be private at Old Saint Francis Cemetery in Torrington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of the donor's choice. For directions and online condolences, please visit