BERKSHIRE — Virginia A. “Ginny” Raymo, age 73, left this earthly plain to be with her father in heaven on Thursday, June 18, 2015 after her third courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side at the Franklin County Health and Rehab Facility in St. Albans.
Born in St. Albans on Nov. 17, 1941 to the late Wilfred and Ruth (Johnston) Rogers, Virginia was raised in Sheldon with her three sisters and attended BFA-St. Albans. She married Robert Herron in 1960 and they had two daughters. On March 7, 1970 she married the love of her life, Marlin Raymo and together they had one son. After Marlin’s tragic death in 1973, Virginia raised her three children in Richford. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Richford. She also belonged and supported the Prison Support Group in Swanton.
She enjoyed her small community and neighbors. She loved country music and dancing and often went to events in Canada. She loved watching July 4th events in Richford, especially the fire fighters skit on Main St. She also loved her soap operas. Virginia worked for Brattleboro Mutual Aid, Brownway Residence in Enosburg Falls for 13 years and after that Vermont Associates.
Virginia is survived by her three children, Ruth Grandin of Edwardsville, Pa., Robin Lambert and her partner, Daniel, of St. Albans and Lewis Raymo of Newport; a former son-in-law, Paul Lahue of Berkshire; three sisters, Sharron West and her husband, Lee, of LaFeria, Texas, Pearl Gilbert and her husband, Daniel, of St. Albans and Valerie Clark and her husband, David, of Franklin; her dearly beloved granddaughter, Sharron Rotunno and her husband, Craig, and their children, Deric, Devon and Katie all of Richford who lovingly cared for Virginia over the last two years. Virginia is also survived by eight more grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and three special nephews and their families. Besides her parents and husband, Virginia is predeceased by a fourth special nephew, William “Billy” Clark.
Virginia’s family would like to thank the staff of Franklin County Health and Rehab for the compassionate care given to her over the past few months.
A memorial service in Virginia’s honor will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Rev. Lyle Willey officiating. Interment will be held privately at the family’s convenience in the East Franklin Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.
For those who wish, contributions in Virginia’s honor may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.
Condolences may be sent through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.