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“So sorry to hear of Virginias passing. She was a wonderful woman,very kind. My sympathy to her family. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Michelle Marchione Souther - Lynn, MA

“Dear Cousins, You have shared a beautiful written and digital memory of your Mom, my Aunt Ginny. She came in 1962 to Delaware to be with my father,...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Gerard Snow - Arlington, VA

“My sincere condolences to the family, and may Virginia rest in peace. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: john W leccese leccese - MA

“John,Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in my thoughts...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Rick Casey - Franklin, MA

“To the whole Connors Family, So sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Love.Linda C. Cerretani ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Cerretani - MA

“Nancy & Vin,So very sorry for the loss of your mom. May your happy memories of time spent with her provide you comfort in the days and years...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Fran Smith - HENDERSON, NV

“"Nan (and all)...I grieve the loss of your Mom. She was a Wonderful Person! Thank you so much for the video. It was lovely! I know that your Mom and...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Annette Theroux - Honolulu, HI

“Ginny's smile did light up the room. Ginny had the kindest heart and gave off the most loving presence. Ginny was so caring to our Nana Phyllis and...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Felicia Dela Cruz - Malden, MA

“I miss u already mom. I will see u tomorrow at your new home. Love u nancy ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy Perrone - Stoneham, MA

“So very sorry for your lossPrayers for your family ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Michelle and Bill Perry - MA

“Being greeted every morning by her beautiful smile, made the day much brighter. Ginny was loved by all. Can still hear her voice over the intercom...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Beverly Peluso - Wilmington, MA

“I remember her with great fondness. She was kind and very glamorous! ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Joan Van Vranken - Wilmington, MA

“Dear Nancy,Sue,Masha,Jen and to the entire family of Ginny,I remember your Mom so well from Alpha Ind 1984. It seems like it was yesterday. The first...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Cordeau - melrose, MA

“I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful woman. Her presence brought joy & even now a smile as I think of her. Her legacy will live on thru her...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Beaulieu

“I received the news that your mother passed away. My condolences to you and your family, as you know she was loved by me and all the other members of...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Cesar Carrero - Friend

“I'm so grateful I go to spend time with Ginny over Thanksgiving. She always loved and appreciated special times at family parties! She had a huge...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Jen Finnegan - Marblehead, MA

“Ginnie was the voice and the presence that made Alpha Industries a classy place to work.Her voice & smile brightened the lobby & she was loved by...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Judith Bielecki - Raymond, NH

“I was heartbroken when I heard of Virginia's passing. I will miss her daily visits to the lobby (my "office") after lunch with any one of her...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Paula DelloRusso - Family Friend

“I met Ginny last Christmas. She was a joy... very spry and full of spirit. She has a wonderful family...her children and grandchildren are her...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Sten Anderson - Melrose

“So very sorry to hear about Virginia's passing. She was one in a million. Always, fun and caring of others. She was so creative with her projects...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: denise carye - lynnfield, MA

“I am so saddened to hear of Ginny's passing.Ginny's smile always lit the lobby of Alpha Industries. One of the kindest people that I've had the...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Ted Croce

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Virginia Alice "Ginny" Snow passed away at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody on Saturday, April 25, 2020. She was 94 years old. Virginia lived at Rosewood for the past four years where she welcomed a constant stream of visitors; forged deep friendships with fellow residents including the late Catherine George; was surrounded by a loving and compassionate staff including Diane, Cathy, Mercedes, Cesar, Julie, Sue, Paula, Shana and the entire Activities Team; and her special friend Ariana.

Virginia was born in Amesbury on September 30, 1925, to the late Joseph Warren Snow and Agnes Sarah Cummings. She was a resident of Stoneham for over 60 years. The matriarch of the Connors family, her energy, style and positivity radiated throughout her life. Virginia was a strong person with a deep sense of gratitude who always made life fun. She was thoughtful and kind and held her faith and her family above all.

Before raising her family, Virginia worked at New England Telephone. Later in life, she returned to work and was, for over 20 years, the voice of Alpha Industries (now Skyworks Solutions) where she worked as switchboard operator and receptionist.

Later in life, she volunteered at Winchester Hospital, greeting patients and visitors and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Virginia loved spending time with her grandchildren; together, they spent countless afternoons at Lake Quannapowitt, watching movies and visiting the North Shore Music Theatre. She never missed sporting events, school plays, graduations or trick or treating with the kids on Halloween. Virginia loved to travel and enjoyed many trips with friends and family. Always active, she was an avid golfer and walker and kept a gym membership through her 90th birthday.

Virginia was a woman of deep faith and was a member of St. Patrick's Parish for much of her life and later of St. Joseph's Parish in Wakefield.

She was most proud of her family, remarking, "of everything I've done in my life, raising a wonderful family like mine is one of the things I'm proudest of," adding, "if I never accomplish anything else at all, I will still look at the special caring people [they] all are and know that I have done something wonderful for this world."

She was the sister to the late Francis, Dorothy, Carrie, Mary, Ann, John, Joseph and Charles. She was the loving mother of Susan Connors and her late husband Werner Gumpertz of Newton, Nancy Perrone and her husband Vincent of Stoneham, John Connors and Amy Scarborough of Gloucester, Marsha Lawless and her husband Joseph of Lynnfield, Jennifer and Dick Suech of Atkinson, NH. Virginia was the adoring grandmother ("Nannie") of Jessica, Courtney, Kyle, Jacqueline Snow, John Patrick, Katherine and Connor. She was the great-grandmother ("Nannie") of Tyler, Dylan and Tommy. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines, a private memorial service was held on Friday for family members. A funeral Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Virginia's memory to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston (637 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02135, https://www.csjboston.org/).

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