Virginia L. Danse

LEWISTON — Virginia L. Danse, 79, of Lisbon Falls, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2012 at Central Maine Medical Center, with family by her side.

She was born in Alexandria, Va., on July 28, 1932, a daughter of Oscar J. and Shirley Arsenault.

She was educated in Virginia and Lisbon schools and had lived in this community since her early teenage years. On May 14, 1949, she married Alfred “Dale” Danse, who predeceased her in 2002. She mostly worked as a homemaker as she and her husband raised their family in Lisbon Falls. She was a member of the Methodist Church and among her favorite enjoyments were dancing, sewing, knitting and socializing with family and friends, but most of all, she enjoyed the company of her family, children and grandchildren, as well as keeping a comfortable and welcoming home for them. Virginia was a loving, devoted and hardworking wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

She leaves her four children, Brad Danse of Virginia Beach, Va., James Danse of Lisbon, Jeff Danse of Lisbon and Lori Williams of Woolwich; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Mike Arsenault of Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Danse family by visiting their online guest book at

Visitation at Crosman Funeral Home in Lisbon Falls was held on Tuesday. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday. Committal and interment will take place in the spring at the family lot at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls.

Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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