Virginia Fales Mank, 99, died peacefully March 12, 2010, at the Full Circle Farm in Union with her loving caretaker Audrey Mercier at her side.

Virginia was born June 24, 1910, in Worcester, Mass., a daughter of the late Arthur Frederick and Eva Alice Lucas Fales.

She was a graduate of Oxford High School and the Gardner School of Nursing. She was the head nurse at Gardner Hospital for 38 years.

She was married to Llewellyn Mank for 61 years. In 1956 she retired and moved to Union.

In 2006, at the age of 96, Virginia was presented with the Boston Post Cane for being the oldest resident in the town of Union.

She attended the United Methodist Church and belonged to the Grace Episcopal Church in Oxford, Mass. She was a life member of Orient Chapter of Eastern Star, the Methodist United Woman’s Association, Senior Citizens of Union, Master’s Point Association, Menhaga Grange and a Seventh Degree Member of the Grange.

She was predeceased by her husband, Llewellyn Mank, one sister, and one brother.

She is survived by her sister, Doris Carrahers of Oxford, Mass.; her nephew, Alvin Mank and his wife, Dora, of San Jose, Calif.; and her step-niece, Eva Burgess Newell and her husband, Henry, of Union and Melbourne, Fla., who provided loving support.

A graveside service will be announce in the spring.