Westborough – Virginia M. “Ginny” Cove, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late William R. Cove, Sr.
Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Anna (Kelleher) McDonald. She was educated in Westborough schools and was a graduate of Worcester State College.
Ginny was a third grade teacher at Fales Elementary School for many years, retiring in 1983.
She was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church, and was a member of the St. Luke's Senior Adults and the Martha's and Mary's. She was also a member of the Westborough Woman's Club, volunteered at the Westborough Food Pantry, and served as a poll worker during elections.
Ginny leaves her four children, Mary Beth Higgins and her husband William, Paul F. Cove and his close companion Barbara, John P. Cove, and William R. Cove, Jr. and his wife, Maryann; one sister, Peggy Laird; five grandchildren, Jennifer Higgins, Caroline Macomber, Lauren Cove, Brian Higgins and Erica Cove; and two great-grandchildren, Jillian Roach and Devin Macomber. She was the sister of the late Louise Connair.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581 or to the Westborough Food Pantry, PO Box 502, Westborough, MA 01581.