Virginia Lavigne, 86, of Shrewsbury


Virginia LavigneShrewsbury – On Monday, February 3, Virginia I. “Ginny”( Pyne) Lavigne, 86, passed away surrounded by the love of her family, at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Ginny was born in West Boylston but spent the majority of her life in Shrewsbury where she raised her family. She leaves her husband of 68 years, Richard H. Lavigne, 3 daughters, Karen Millet (Gerald) of Webster, Bonny Granger-Pacillo (Raymond) of Shrewsbury, and Suzette McCann (Robert) of Northbridge, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a sister Phyllis Novia (Richard) of West Boylston, nieces and nephews and cherished friends. She was predeceased by her daughter, Sherry A. Casey, and her brother, Edward Pyne Jr.

Ginny’s Irish eyes would shine brightly whenever her family was near. She lovingly referred to her husband as her “boyfriend” and he called her his “girlfriend.”

Ginny worked at Sprague Electric and Micro Networks both in Worcester, before starting her own Antique business. She loved bringing historical pieces back to life and then sharing them with those who appreciated them as much as she did. She would travel far and wide looking  for the best pieces.

Whatever Ginny did, she did it well. She was an accomplished bowler in her younger years with many trophies to show for it. She made the most intricate needlepoints come to life. She could cook anything from seafood to Italian like a master chef and whether it was holidays for the family or gatherings for friends, she wathe perfect hostess. She loved to read and watch her Boston sports teams. Her laugh, love, and smile will be missed.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the emergency department and ICU at Umass Hospital for their professionalism and compassion.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 6, at the Chiampa Funeral Home-The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne’s Church, Shrewsbury on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.