Virginia Rose, was a mother, sister, grandmother,aunt, godmother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, niece, cousin and friend.
My mom showed the most amazing strength, throughout her two year battle with Duodenal Cancer.
I believe the desire to be with her family, kept her alive longer than any doctor felt she could.
I thank her for each day she fought to stay with us, pushing herself beyond anything I could have pushed myself through.
First she fought to see her granddaughter, Kayla May, born.
Kayla May brought a smile to her face even when she had no strength to talk.
They had special jokes that Kayla would remember and say to her Grandmother to make her laugh.
Next fight was a cruise with family, out of the hospital Friday on the ship Sunday.
I will always have the memory of that cruise and what it took for her to do it.
She didn't think she was going to make it through the holidays, and neither did we.
Each time we lost hope she would bring herself back with strength and determination, as we watched in awe.
Spending these last holidays with us, was her final struggle.
When God called her, we told her it was OK to stop fighting and have the rest and peace she so richly deserved.
She is now with us each and every moment, watching over us, she will be there with us through our achievements and disappointments.
She is with her Mom, June, who she missed dearly every day since she passed.
She is also with her dad, John, her brother, Bob, and her grandson, Michael.
The greatest honor to her would be for her family to stay strong and be there for each other always, I believe that would be her hope and wish.
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Staten Island Advance -Virginia Harrigan ,65
HARRIGAN-Virginia Rose (nee Fenico) of Brooklyn, on 1/21/2007. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Michael, Craig, Keith, and Deirdre Spinelli. Dear sister of Carol Svoboda, and the late Robert Fenico. Fond sister-in-law of Barbara Fenico. Adored grandmother of Laura, Samantha, Marc, William, Christopher, Kayla, and the late Michael. Funeral from the VIRGINIA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1707 Hylan Blvd., SI, NY on Wednesday 9:15 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial St. Joseph's Church 10:00 A.M. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.
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