Virginia B. Frame


Virginia B. Frame, 100 Years Loved, formerly of Bar Harbor, died on July 2, after suffering a massive stroke in 2019. She was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Harrington, the daughter of Milton and Mertie (Ramsdell) Frye.

She lived in the same house that she was born in. She shared 63 years of marriage with Ruehl A. Frame, by whom she was predeceased in 2006.

Mrs. Frame was a graduate of Harrington High School and Simmons College/Children’s Medical Center in Boston, where she became a registered nurse. Mrs. Frame was employed at Boston Visiting Nurses Association during the war. When living in Bangor, she worked at the Eastern Maine General Hospital. After moving to Bar Harbor, she was part of the staff at the Bar Harbor Hospital. She then became the Bar Harbor public health nurse and years later became the school nurse for Conners Elementary School and Emerson Junior High School. As school nurse, many little children would pretend to be ill so that they could visit Mrs. Frame in her office and spend time with her. She was a kind, giving person. She believed in charitable work and helping others. Mrs. Frame volunteered for the Salvation Army year-round and always delivered Thanksgiving baskets to families in need on the Island. Her beloved cats were a big part of her life.

Genealogy was one of her greatest passions. She spent hours researching her family, and in her younger years, many trips were planned so that she could search for relatives in different states and cemeteries. These searches preceded the availability of genealogy information online. Over the years she had traced her family back many generations. The most important thing to her was spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Their visits brought a huge smile to her face. Family meant everything to her.

Mrs. Frame was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Machias. She was a member of the Relief Society and a visiting home teacher. She and her husband, Ruehl, spent a year and a half in Washington, D.C., as missionaries. They also volunteered at the Boston Temple for two years.

Her loving family includes two daughters, Bayla Beane (husband, Clyde, deceased), of Farmington; Rulene Munce and husband, Robert, of East Greenwich, R.I.; three grandchildren, David, Brian, Leanna and her husband, Robert; and six great-grandchildren, Noah, Sofia, Audrey, Henry, Keegan and Delaney.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours from noon until 1:15 p.m., Monday, July 12, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Milbridge, followed at 2 p.m. by a graveside service at Forest Hill Cemetery, Harrington. Please adhere to COVID protocol. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home in Warwick, R.I., and Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge, where online condolences may be shared:

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