Virginia M. Vendrell

Virginia M. Vendrell

Virginia Monica Vendrell died peacefully at home on June 12, 2020 from cancer.
Vicky was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in December 1949. Her mother and father left Argentina in 1952, bringing Vicky and her sister and brother to the Atlanta area, where they grew up.
Vicky met her future husband, Haywood May, at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, North Carolina in 1971, and they remained in the area after graduation. Vicky and Haywood took a summer off from work in 1979 and sailed their small boat to Maine, stopping in Southwest Harbor. They were so captivated by Maine in general and MDI specifically that they never left, living in Southwest Harbor and Bernard.
Vicky loved travel and outdoor activities. She and Haywood took numerous sailing trips; they also travelled by land, and they visited Argentina several times. Vicky particularly enjoyed long-distance bicycling as well. She crossed the country several times over a period of 20 years with a women’s tour group, and she rode many shorter trips in the US and Canada with her friend Felice Janes and other biking buddies.
She worked in banking, becoming Treasurer of Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, and later Treasurer of Bar Harbor Savings and Loan. She regularly volunteered in her community, working with groups such as the Southwest Harbor Library and Bar Harbor YMCA.
In addition to her husband, Vicky is survived by a brother, Alex Vendrell (wife Jean) of Lucedale, MS; a sister, Silvina Holland (husband Jerry) of Thomaston, GA; a niece, Lidia Oglesby (husband Chris) of Thomaston, GA; and a nephew, Jamie Holland (wife Angela). After her parents’ deaths, Vicky continued to be in touch with and devoted to her siblings and their children and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwest Harbor Library, P O Box 157, Southwest Harbor 04679 or Westside Food Pantry, P O Box 767, Southwest Harbor 04679
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13 Condolences

  • Nicole Herz Posted June 22, 2020 4:00 pm

    Dear Haywood, I am so sad and so sorry to hear about Vicky. I worked with her at the Savings and Loan, hanging the art shows. Her enthusiasm and energy for the artists was always wonderful. I also knew her from FIore and she always had which joy for the flavors that she loved.
    My deepest sympathies to you. Sincerely, Nicole Herz

  • Cheryl Cummings Posted June 23, 2020 7:29 am

    Dear Haywood, I am so sad to hear about Vicky. She was a wonderful woman. My deepest sympathy to you.

  • Mary Blake Posted June 23, 2020 8:59 am

    I had the privilege of riding with Vicki on several cross-country bike rides. What wonderful memories I’ll have forever. She saw beauty in a way that made me pause longer than I otherwise would have and her encouragement on the long days, always with a smile, lighten my spirits. She was always non-judgmental, generous, and encouraging to others. The world lost a beautiful soul. I’ll miss her.

  • Wayne & Janet Patton Posted June 23, 2020 10:50 am

    So sorry to hear about Vicky. She was always smiling..brightening peoples day! Thinking of you

  • Bill Weir Posted June 23, 2020 10:58 am

    All of us at Bar Harbor Savings and Loan are saddened by Vicky’s passing . She was a great co worker and a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by many people in our community.

  • Barbara Hepburn Posted June 23, 2020 11:17 am

    Dear Haywood, I am so sorry to hear about Vicky. She was a great woman and friend. My sympathies to you and her family. Sincerely, Barbara Hepburn

  • Keri Hayes Posted June 23, 2020 6:20 pm

    I’m so sad to learn of Vicky’s passing. Every time I crossed paths with Vicky, often on the carriage paths, her smile and great humor brightened my day. I was often in awe of her energy when I would pass her on her bike or on cross country skis. She was a great friend to Acadia Community Theater over the years. Her spirit will be missed by so many.

  • Kim Harty Posted June 24, 2020 7:19 am

    Vicky was one of the special ones. She was a longtime volunteer and teacher at the MDI YMCA. It was always about helping others. Always a smile.

  • Doris Williams Posted June 24, 2020 9:27 am

    I am so sorry about Vicky. I learned a lot from working with her and counted her as a friend.

  • David Cohen Posted June 24, 2020 2:01 pm

    So sorry to hear of Vicky’s passing. She was a wonderful person, so full of life. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. My thoughts are with you.

  • ann geary Posted June 24, 2020 7:26 pm

    Sorry to hear that Vicky passed away.

  • Chandra Cousins-Raymond Posted June 25, 2020 9:53 pm

    So sorry to hear about Vicky. She was full of energy and enthusiasm. She always complemented our garden on the way by our house on Crockett Point, talked about our calico cat, and asked about our son. Her friendly nature was contagious! She will be missed.

  • Jackie Marchand Posted July 1, 2020 3:19 pm

    I was fortunate to have met Vicky when I first purchased WomanTours. She taught me a lot every time we cycled together. She helped me see the beauty, kindness and humor of life. I hope she realized how thankful I was for the many of words of wisdom she generously shared with me over the years. The world lost her way too soon.

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