Virginia Valenti, 92, Worked at Palmer’s Market, Loved Traveling, Puzzles

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Virginia Lois Valenti passed away March 6 at the age of 92.

Virginia Valenti, 92, passed away on March 6. Her wake, with a prayer reading and words from her family, is on Saturday, March 16.

“Ginny”, as she was affectionately known, was born June 13, 1926 in Stamford, to the late Charles and Mary Wood Parkin. She was a lifelong Stamford resident, employed by Sears & Roebuck, where she had a successful career for 40 years. After retiring, she continued to work later in life as a sampler at Palmers Market in Darien.

Ginny had a love of life and always lived it to the fullest. She loved traveling, doing puzzles, watching “Days of Our Lives” and especially loved the company of her little dog “Teddy.”

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and always enjoyed being with her family. Anyone who was blessed to have known her, would agree she had a heart of gold, an endless supply of inspiration and was kind to every person that came in her path.

an obituary from the Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home

Ginny was predeceased by her siblings, Charlie Parkin, Evelyn Jones and Arthur Parkin. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Ormsbee and Toni Ambrogio (Tom) both of Stamford.

Also left to cherish her memories are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Scott Ormsbee (Lynn), children Zachary, Aidan and Carter, Nicole Opalinski (Tom), children Olivia, Kiley and Jagger, Paul Valenti, Anthony Valenti (Dorie) children Isabella and Zayn, Amanda Demirjian (Mike) and son Henry. She is also survived by many friends and relatives who will miss her dearly.

Friends and family are invited to gather Saturday, March 16, 2019 between the hours of 4 to 7 p.m. at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford. A prayer reading and words from family will be at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society

Condolences the family may be made through the funeral home website.

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