WINTHROP - Vivian P. Fancy, 95, of Winthrop, passed away of natural causes at the Winthrop Manor on Wednesday, September 27th, 2006. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was born in New Sharon on March 24th, 1911, the daughter of Clyde and Gladys (Blanding) Porter, and the Blanding farm on Route 2 was her childhood home. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe graduated from New Sharon High School in 1927, Farmington Normal School, class of 1930, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Farmington State Teachers College in 1956. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe taught in several one room schools in the vicinity of, among other Maine towns, Starks and Rome. Later, she taught 4th grade in Winthrop for 36 years, retiring in 1975. She often stated with pride she probably had taught half the citizens of Winthrop. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe married her husband, Arthur P. Fancy, in 1937, and they settled in Winthrop in 1939. After retirement, she enjoyed visits from family, friends and former students, traveling, reading, and social activities until her decline in health. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was a long time member of the Winthrop United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Mothers? Club, Senior Citizens, and various animal societies do to her love of animals. \r\r\n\r\r\nMrs. Fancy?s family would like to give special thanks to Winthrop Manor for the great care and genuine compassion extended to Vivian and her family during her five years in their care, and also to her very special friend and caregiver, Janice Frost. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was predeceased by her husband in 1972, and also her parents, a brother, Gordon Porter, and great granddaughter, Arilla. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe is survived by her daughter, Barbara F. Ellery & husband, Bob, of Poland; three granddaughters, Patricia L?Italien & husband, Rick, of Poland, Candace Grist & husband, Eric, of No. Smithfield, RI, and Suzanne Ellery & companion, Rick Barnard, of Poland; seven great grandchildren, Lindsay Noel Abrams, Abbie and Beckie L?Italien, Matthew and Katherine Grist, and Katlyn and Robbie Barnard; along with a nephew, G.W. Porter, of New Hampshire. \r\r\n\r\r\nRelatives and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 ? 8:00 pm on Sunday, October 1st, at Roberts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. A celebration of Mrs. Fancy?s life will be at 11:00 am on Monday at the Winthrop United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Hegeman officiating. A reception at the church will follow along with committal prayers and interment at Glenside Cemetery, Turkey Lane, Winthrop. \r\r\n\r\r\nFor those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Winthrop United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 136, 58 Main St. Winthrop, ME 04364.