SEARSPORT – Virginia Frances Mason Dow, 71, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Benton, the daughter of Leona (Marks) and Frank Mason Jr. Virginia graduated from Besse High School in Albion in 1951 and worked for the telephone company during high school. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was predeceased by her parents. Virginia is survived by her husband of 50 years Earl C. Dow; two children, Debra D. Gould of Belfast and David E. Dow of Bangor; three brothers, Gerald, Clayton and Deane Mason, all of Albion; five grandchildren, Scott Gould, Kyle, Kelsey, Kameron and Kody Dow; lots of nieces and nephews and cousins; special cousin, Louise Hann of Augusta; and a special aunt who is 94 years old, Vina Marks of Waterville. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Belfast United Methodist Church, Mill Lane, Belfast. Friends are invited to a visitation between 12-1 p.m. on Saturday at the Church. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, PO Box 722, Belfast, ME 04915. Arrangements are under the care of the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.