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Virginia A. (Meuse) Orsillo

Virginia A. (Meuse) Orsillo
  • February 15, 1922 - September 20, 2019
  • Melrose, Massachusetts

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Virginia A. (Meuse) Orsillo, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, passed away at the Prescott House in North Andover on Sept. 20, 2019 at the age of 97. Virginia was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, raised in Wakefield, and attended Wakefield High School. She resided in Wakefield for 22 years and Melrose for many years.

Virginia worked as a Dietary Aide for the Normandy House Nursing Home in Melrose and the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham before her retirement. She was a member of both St. Mary's Church in Melrose and Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield for many years. Virginia was a member of the Melrose Senior Choral Group and enjoyed classical music, crocheting, opera and jig saw puzzles. She was an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox. Virginia's family & friends were the most important part of her life.

Virginia was the beloved wife of the late Donald Orsillo for 38 years. Loving mother of Richard Orsillo & his wife Patricia of Salem, NH, Elizabeth "Betsy" Rosati & her husband Paul of N. Andover and the late Donald Orsillo & his wife Penelope Grassi of CT. Cherished grandmother of Don, Marne, Aimee, Nick and Kate. Caring sister of the late Eleanor Raffuse and George Meuse. Also survived by 8 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Funeral Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 8:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10:00 AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.