Virginia R. Mabie

  • Died: July 27, 2020
  • Location: Hooksett, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Virginia R. Mabie of Hooksett, N.H. passed away on July 27, 2020 at the Concord, N.H. Hospice House. She was born in Newport, N.H., the daughter of John E. Rowe and Gertrude A. Rowe, also of Newport, N.H. She went to grade school in Newport, college at the University of Miami at Coral Gables, Fla., and Franklin Pierce Secretarial School in Concord, N.H.

She was married to Earl M. Mabie (deceased), had one son, Craig J. Mabie of Loudon, N.H., two step-children, Penny Mabie of Burien, WA and Heather Remillard of Naples, Fla. Also, two step-grandchildren, Christopher Remillard and Maria Remillard of Manchester, N.H., and one great step-granddaughter Miranda Remillard.

She enjoyed being with family and many dear friends, ballroom dancing, spending winters in Naples, Florida for many years, traveling, entertaining and decorating her different homes. She loved the water whether it be lakes, rivers or ocean. She also loved her church, Brookside Congregational in Manchester, N.H. and her church family. She loved life to the fullest.

She is survived by her son Craig J. Mabie and partner Douglas J. Sutherland; two step-daughters, Penny Mabie and Heather Remillard; two step-grandchildren Christopher Remillard and Maria Remillard; sister-in-law Barbara Mabie; one aunt, cousins, niece, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 at Brookside Congregational Church UCC, 2013 Elm St., Manchester, New Hampshire 03104 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a service at 11:30 a.m.

The service will be OUTSIDE on the Manning House lawn in the gardens beside the sanctuary. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. If needed, please bring your lawn chair or blanket. Please send flowers directly to the church, attention Virginia R. Mabie services.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Craig & Family;

We are so sorry to hear of Ginger's passing and we wish to extend our sincere sympathies.
Some years ago Ginger came to visit my Mother, Elizabeth Merrill, at Belair Nursing Home and they discussed our two families related members. Such a small world. We are so thankful that Ginger came and spent some time with her.
We will miss Ginger greatly.

Bob & Sarah Merrill

Posted by Robert & Sarah Merrill - Goffstown, NH - Family   August 02, 2020

Posted by Rita Nelson    August 01, 2020

Craig, Heather and Penny,
I am so sorry for your loss. However, Ginger is gone but not forgotten. She will forever have a place in my heart. All the trips we took together with you Craig. What fun we had. Those are my thoughts and forever will be. I love you Ginger.

Posted by Gloria Waryas - Ash, NC - Family   August 01, 2020

This is such sad news. We lived across the street from their family on Alexander Dr. many years ago. She was a kind and beautiful woman.

Posted by Joyce Poirier - Sebring, FL - Family Friend   August 01, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Ginger's family. I lived next door to her at Granite Hill. She was just the sweetest and always would stop to talk and ask how we were doing.

Posted by Karen Shea - Hooksett, NH - Neighbor   July 30, 2020

Dearest Ginger,

Your beautiful heart, your fantastic sense of humor, and the joy that you have brought to so many lives are the legacy you leave for us! Your love and friendship are the purest treasure that I will forever hold in my heart. I will miss our lunch dates, the time we sat at your house, chatted and drank tea, and our phone conversations where you couldn't wait to share a joke you had recently heard. I love you, Ginger, and I will miss you terribly, but the joy of our friendship will forever impact me.

Posted by Tracy Murphy Roche - Naples, FL - Friend   July 29, 2020

My condolences to Heather and the rest of the family.

Posted by Bill Schoepf - Acquaintance   July 29, 2020

Dear Virginia,
I hope you know that your life will be truly missed by all who knew and loved you. Your son Craig is truly a gift to my life, I know you were so proud of him and how wonderful for you to see what a wonderful man he has become. Rest in Peace...

Posted by Pam Matson - Dover, NH - Family Friend   July 28, 2020

Craig, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your mom was so special to me, always so kind, sweet and gentle. My heartfelt condolences to you. Debbie McCarthy

Posted by Debbie McCarthy - Londonderry, NH - Neighbor   July 28, 2020

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