China and Bangor, Maine - Virginia Adeline (Ireland) Bubar 96, passed away\r\npeacefully surrounded by family and loved ones on July 22, 2020 at Solstice\r\nSenior Center in Bangor.\r\n\r\nVirginia was born in Fairfield, Maine on May 3, 1924. She was the daughter\r\nof the late Harold and Vinette (Wood) Ireland and grew up on a dairy farm in\r\nNorth Vassalboro, Maine. Ginny was educated in North Vassalboro and graduated\r\nfrom Winslow High School. She went on to receive her nursing degree at Johns\r\nHopkins in Baltimore, Maryland as a military nurse. She was getting ready to be\r\nshipped overseas when World War II ended. In her early years, Ginny worked at\r\nSt. Mary’s hospital in Waterville, Maine before falling in love and marrying the\r\nlove of her life, Benjamin C. Bubar Jr. After marrying, they moved to Blaine,\r\nMaine, where they ran the Mars Hill View, a weekly newspaper, until accepting a\r\nposition to minister at the Allagash Baptist Church where they would have the\r\nonly house with indoor plumbing. The locals all came to the parsonage where\r\nGinny used her nursing skills once again. From fixing broken bones, lacerations,\r\ndelivering babies, whatever the need was, Ginny was always there to give a\r\nhelping hand. Payment was often in the form of vegetables, eggs, fresh venison,\r\nfish, whatever was available to the person she treated. From Allagash, they\r\nmoved back to North Vassalboro and assumed the position of running the\r\nChristian Civic League of Maine together for 35 years, working faithfully to\r\nrepresent the churches of the State of Maine on moral and political issues and\r\ntraveling to many speaking engagements throughout the State of Maine.\r\nTogether they raised two sons, Benjamin Calvin (Cal) and Mark Ireland Bubar\r\nwho were proud to call Ginny “Ma.”\r\n\r\nGinny is survived by her beloved children Calvin Bubar and his wife Nancy\r\nof Brewer, Maine, Mark Bubar and his wife Jackie of Hanover, MA. Five\r\nGrandchildren whom Ginny loved and took great pride in: Amy Bubar and her\r\npartner Ben Kroetz, Heidi Bubar, Benjamin Bubar IV and his wife Brittany,\r\nJacquelyn (Bubar) Martel and her husband Dave, and Jonathan Bubar. Ginny was\r\nalso blessed with three Great Grandchildren: Noah, Lilly and Benjamin in addition\r\nto several nieces and nephews.\r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her husband, the Reverend Benjamin C. Bubar,\r\nJr., brother Richard Ireland and sister Celeste McLean.\r\n\r\nThe family wishes to thank Regina Smith, her special care giver, and the\r\nentire staff of Solstice Senior Living for their loving care and kindness to Ginny.\r\nAlso, thanks to Northern Light Homecare and Hospice visits.\r\n\r\nFaith was an important part of Ginny’s life and her faith showed every day,\r\nright to the end of her life while listening to and reciting parts of Psalm 23. Rest\r\nin eternal peace Gram. We will miss you and you will always live in our hearts.\r\nLove you.\r\n\r\nIf you wish to remember Ginny in a special way, please give a smile to\r\nsomeone or donate to your local food pantry and remember to have faith in your\r\ndaily life. Ginny would be very pleased to be remembered in this way. You may\r\nalso donate to the Christian Civic League, 70 Sewall Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330.\r\n\r\nGinny’s graveside service for family and close friends will be held at the\r\nChina Village Cemetery Extension, 148 Neck Road, China, Maine alongside her\r\nlate husband, “Benny,” On Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM.\r\n\r\nFollowing the guidelines set forth by the State of Maine and the CDC\r\nmasks and social distancing will be required.