Shrewsbury – Virginia M. (O’Brien) Alicandro, 93, of Shrewsbury passed away peacefully Jan. 31, 2019 at Shrewsbury Nursing Home. Virginia was predeceased by her parents, John R. and Aileen (Kennelly) O’Brien, and her beloved husband, John Alicandro.
Virginia was very proud to be a homemaker and caretaker for the ones she loved most, including her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. You would find Virginia spending time with family at her summer home in East Falmouth, where for 40 years she spent weekends and summers traveling back and forth creating a lifetime of memories.
Virginia loved to cook, hosting every holiday in her home making family favorites. As her family grew bigger, she would enjoy watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren swim in the family pool.
She loved to read, watch local sports, and truly enjoyed painting. She also played in her bridge club each week with her many friends. With her love for caring for people, she became her mother’s devoted caretaker for 10 years, not missing a day at the nursing home, where her mother stayed.
When Virginia’s husband retired, she decided she would as well. She left the kitchen to enjoy dinner out with John. They would go to Sophie’s Restaurant each evening, sometimes even bringing their own vegetables for a special salad. Dinner for Virginia was always followed by her “after dinner martini.”
Virginia leaves her six children, Jack Alicandro and his wife Mary of Millbury, Joanne Wedhoff of Redondo Beach, Calif., Bernie and his wife Hannah Alicandro of Princeton, William and his wife Lynnette Alicandro of Shrewbury,David and his wife Juliann Alicandro of Shrewsbury, and Christopher and his wife Sherri Alicandro of Hopkinton; 14 grandchildren, Amy Clifford, Kim Jordan Alicandro, Justin Alicandro, Joshua Alicandro, Mikayla Alicandro, Jonathan Wedhoff, Michael Wedhoff, Penh Alicandro, Kahnya Alicandro, Sara Pantano, Alexa Alicandro, Daniel Alicandro, Gianna Alicandro, Marisa Alicandro; 16 great-grandchildren, Emily, Abigal, Amanda, Gabrielle, Johnny, Kathryn, Jacob, Jamison, Olivia, Cameron, Josh, Pyper, Rory, Kaden, Guiness and Stella; and her sister, Patricia Hickson of New Jersey.
Her funeral was celebrated Feb. 4 at St. Mary’s Church of Shrewsbury, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
Donations can be made in Virginia’s name to St. Jude Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.