Gorham and Brewer – Virginia Rae Mallory, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by her dear family and loved ones May 16, 2019. She was born November 24, 1933, in Portland, the daughter of Raymond Leslie and Georgia (Turner) McLaughlin. Virginia graduated from Scarborough High School, class of 1952. She went on to study nursing at Maine Medical Center in Portland, graduating in 1956. Following nursing school, she married Phillips Edward Mallory October 1, 1959. She spent her entire professional career as a nurse in many different capacities, starting at Maine Medical Center from 1960 to 1969, home based nursing from 1970 to 1976, South Windham Correctional Facility from 1975 to 1978, Crossroads Counseling Center for Women from 1978 to 1980, Bangor Mental Health Institute from 1980 to 1990, Eastern Area Agency on Aging from 1990 to 1995, Gould Health Systems from 1995 to 2014, finishing her career with Emdeon Healthcare from 2014 to 2017 at the age of 83. Virginia enjoyed knitting, cross stitch and crochet. She was a voracious reader. Virginia was a musician, and played piano and violin into her late 70’s. She loved bird watching, especially hummingbirds. She also enjoyed playing cards, particularly bridge and cribbage. Virginia is survived by her daughters, Rebecca and her husband, Gene, of Bucksport, Maine, Jennifer and her husband, Kevin, of Medfield, Massachusetts; sons, Daren Mallory and his wife, Ann, of Gorham, Maine, Andrew Mallory and his wife, Rhonda, of Gales Ferry, Connecticut; grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy, Paige, Andrew Jr., Mariah, Patrick, Erica, Evelyn, and Anna; great-granddaughter, Lola Grace; and a sister, Harriet, of Lexington, Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her parents. A funeral service will be held 1PM Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main Street, Brewer, with Rev. Andrew Files officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 11AM until the time of service, Saturday. Interment will be private for the family.