Virginia M. Sullivan, 69, formerly of Southbury, Connecticut, passed away Nov. 17 at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton.
Ginny is predeceased by her second husband, Lawrence Rowland (died 2017), and her first husband, Jonathan Thomas (died 1999). She leaves a brother, Thomas J. Sullivan and wife Kathleen of Worcester, two nephews, Thomas E. Sullivan and partner Amanda Bohart of Charlton, and Matthew P. Sullivan and wife Brittany of North Grafton, a niece, Meghan F. Sullivan of Brighton, and a great-niece Lily Sullivan.
Ginny was born in Boston, daughter of Thomas E. and Lillian J. (O’Hare) Sullivan. She graduated from St. Clare High School in Roslindale and Boston Children’s Hospital School of Nursing before obtaining her B.S. in nursing from Worcester State College followed by a master’s degree in midwifery from Columbia University in New York. She spent the majority of her career working as a nurse midwife at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. Ginny lived for many years in Southbury, Connecticut, and was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Her love of singing lasted all of her life, and in her youth she was proud to sing with the Greater Bostonians. Ginny was an avid artist and excellent cook. She enjoyed being outdoors in her garden and had a true love of animals, especially for the many pet cats she cared for in her life.
A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Church, 40 Temple Street, Worcester. All are welcome. Burial in Mary, Queen of the Rosary Cemetery, Spencer, will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ginny’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester is directing funeral arrangements.
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