Victoria N. (Moore) Bovill

Obit- BovillSCARBOROUGH – Victoria N. (Moore) Bovill, daughter of the late William H. Moore and Emma Moore Winters, passed away at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough, on Aug. 2, 2016, due to complications of dementia.

She was born on April 18, 1925, in Sanford, but grew up in Worcester, Mass., where she attended local schools and graduated from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing, earning an RN in 1947. Later in life, she returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Arts from Saint Joseph’s College in Windham, in 1976.

Victoria was married to her beloved husband, the Rev. S. George Bovill, for 60 years, until his death in 2007. Together, they had five children, James A Bovill (1948-1983), Betty B. Richards, Robert G. Bovill and Karen, Nancy B. Lupien and Stephen, and William C. Bovill and Linford Doyle.

She was proud of her 11 grandchildren and their spouses: David Bovill, Dawn Bovill Roberts, Rob, Megan and Devon Bovill, Andrew Lupien and Jamie Lupien Swenson, Lindsay B. Murphy, Shael Norris, and Michael and Matthew Richards. She was the beloved GG of many great-grandchildren.

Victoria and George moved from Worcester, Mass., to Maine in June 1949 and lived in the Downeast communities of Blue Hill, Brooksville and Ellsworth. After a brief move to western Pennsylvania, they settled in Maine, living in the greater Portland area. For the past 14 years, she lived with her daughter, Betty, in Scarborough.

ln the early years of her marriage, Victoria was a full-time homemaker and mother, occasionally volunteering her nursing services as needed in her community. As her children got older, she pursued her nursing career, first as a staff nurse at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine (now Brighton Medical Center), then as the nurse for a Head Start program in Portland. For 11 years, she served as a community health nurse and assistant director of South Portland Public Health Services until her retirement in 1981.

Victoria was active in church and community organizations, including being a charter member of Hospice of Maine and serving on its Board of Directors for many years. She had many interests including reading, clog-dancing, music and tennis. Upon their retirement, Victoria and George traveled extensively, attending Elder Hostel programs across the United States. She provided daycare for two of her great-grandchildren for several years. Hers was a life well lived in service to others.

There will be a celebration of life at the First Parish Church in Saco, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. Dennett Craig & Pate Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in Victoria’s honor to the Hospice of Southern Maine 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04072 or online at

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