Virginia Beth (Miller) Mushrow print

Virginia Beth (Miller) Mushrow
June 25, 2019

    Virginia Beth (Miller) Mushrow passed away on June 25, 2019 with her family at her side.
    One of nine children born to George and Ruth (Wands) Miller, Ginnie grew up in the Woodfords neighborhood of Portland, Maine. She graduated from Portland High School in 1960 and studied bookkeeping at Gray’s Business College.
    Ginnie married Raymond Mushrow in 1962 at Clark Memorial Church in Woodfords. She worked for the Portland offices of the Department of Agriculture and the Farmers Home Administration until Ray’s job brought the family to Bridgton in 1967. Ray and Ginnie opened Star Appliance in 1974 and ran the business together for 30 years.
    Ginnie was active in many social and civic organizations in Bridgton, including the Bridgton Jaycees, 1976 Bicentennial Committee, and the Bridgton Republican Committee. She was a Brownie troop leader and taught Sunday School at the First Congregational Church.  Beginning in the 1970s, Ginnie was appointed or elected to several municipal positions, including the Bridgton Planning Board, Budget Committee, and the MSAD 61 School Board. She was happiest reviewing and analyzing numbers and data sets. She enjoyed countless hours sparring with Bob Dineen Sr., her mentor in Bridgton politics.
    Ginnie will be remembered as an ardent lover of animals and always had her dogs and cats close by. She enjoyed playing cards and working crossword puzzles.
    Ginnie was predeceased by her husband, Ray, in 2010, and siblings Sally West, Marcia Lovejoy, Dorothy Bodwell, Robert Miller, and Judith Francis. She is survived by her children: Kim and Dean Flanagin, Ken and Tracy Mushrow, and Kaye and Ed Peltier; her grandchildren: Deanna and Kevin Flanagin, and Justin and Sydney Mushrow; siblings: William and Sara Miller, Joan Jensen, and David and Cheryl Miller; and many nieces and nephews.
    The family will receive visitors in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church, 33 South High Street, Bridgton on Saturday, July 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Private family burial will take place at a later time.
    In lieu of flowers, friends may choose to remember Ginnie through support of Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg (

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