Shrewsbury – Virginia M. (Keddy) Pizzarella, 70, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully at home Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Her husband, Deacon Paul F. Pizzarella, died Nov. 29, 2014.
Virginia was born Dec. 14, 1944 in Worcester. She graduated from Commerce High School and Worcester State College.
She leaves her three children, Michael Porcaro of Shrewsbury and his wife Tracey, Kim Johnson of Worcester and her husband George, and Joy Cournoyer of Worcester; and her stepson, Anthony Pizzarella; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. Virginia also leaves her six sisters and two brothers, Cecelia Novelle of Shrewsbury, James Keddy and his wife Suzanne of Worcester, Janice Welcome and her husband Robert of Lee, Marcia Hansbury of Worcester, Priscilla Ekberg and her husband David of Webster, Kathleen Robbins of Kentucky, John Keddy of Worcester, and Debora Pascarelli and her husband John of Worcester. She leaves many close friends, among them her dearest friend Joyce Connole and her husband Dennis, with whom she and Paul travelled on many trips together. She was predeceased by a brother, Laurence Keddy, and her parents, James W. Sr. and Edith (McAtee) Keddy.
Virginia was a member of St. John’s Church. She was most happy when she was surrounded by her close family and many friends. She will be sadly missed.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the VNA for their kindness and compassionate care shown to Virginia and her family.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m., for Virginia in the Church of St. John, 40 Temple St. A visitation in the funeral home with the family will be held 9-10:30 a.m. prior to leaving for Mass. Interment with her husband will be in St. John’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s Church, 40 Temple St., Worcester, MA 01604.
To share a special memory of Virginia or send a message of condolence for the family, visit Virginia’s memorial site at www.mercadantefuneral.com. The Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester is assisting the family with Virginia’s funeral service.