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Obituary for Virginia Louise Sawtelle (Farrington)

Virginia Louise  Sawtelle (Farrington)
Winthrop -Virginia Louise Sawtelle, age 95, a resident of Winthrop, passed away Sunday, February 25th at Gray Birch Nursing Home in Augusta. She was born January 2nd, 1923 in Jay, the daughter of Harold J. and Dorothy E. (Williams) Farrington. She attended Jay and Wilton schools. On February 6th, 1947 in Jay, she married Leopaul L. Sawtelle, he passed away on November 29, 2007. Virginia had been employed at Bass Shoe factory and Carleton Woolen Mill, retiring in 1979. She enjoyed doing crafts of all kinds, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. She was also a member of the Alliance Church of Winthrop where she taught Sunday School. She is survived by her three daughters, Constance Bryant, of Lewiston, Carolyn Bontkes, of Porto Velho, Brazil and Cathy Lippert and her husband Robert, of Augusta; two sons, Brent Averill and his wife Diane, of Stratham, NH, Peter Sawtelle of Belgrade; her siblings, Barbara Farrington, Glenda Farrington and Sharon Farrington, all of Bean’s Corner in Jay, and Wayne Farrington and his wife, Bobbie, of Gray, and her sisters-in-law, Judy Farrington of Jay and Dorothy Sawtelle of Auburn. She had nine grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her friend and care-giver Cynthia Brown, of Winthrop. Virginia was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Dorothy Farrington; her husband, Leopaul Sawtelle, sisters, Norma Tenney and Frances Billingsley and brothers, Kenneth and Maynard Farrington, son-in-law Willem Bontkes, step-son, Robert Sawtelle, and his wife, Claire, and granddaughter, Paige Sawtelle. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Sawtelle, Virginia L - , 95, a resident of Winthrop died, Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Augusta, Maine. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery, US Route 2, Wilton, Maine. Arrangements under the care of BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth.

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