When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Virginia born on July 8, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Francis and Marion Maher and passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020. She was 82 years young.
Virginia is survived by her children, daughters; Sally Peters and her husband James, Susan Binder, Jeannie Reyes and her husband Chris, sons; Sal Rosado and his wife Sharon, Ricky Rosado, and John Peters. She was cherished by 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Virginia is also survived by her brother Donald Maher. Virginia is predeceased by her husband Joseph Peters, and her siblings; Patricia Offener, James Maher, and Patrick Maher.
Virginia lived a full life. She was a strong independent woman who worked hard to teach each of her children the value of family. Her nick name was the "Great White Mother" and she became a tigress to protect her young, and in return her children showered her with love and laughter.
She took pride in her Irish heritage and her four-leaf clover charm was her signature. Virginia enjoyed Atlantic City, reading, mobster movies, word find and Facebook, but most of all she loved shopping. Her laugh was infectious, and she found the silliest things funny. Her second vice was her sweet tooth. Virginia would choose ice-cream and cake over food any day.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Virginia's name to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, http://www.stjude.org/
Family and friends may pay their respects on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 7:00PM to 8:30PM with a funeral service starting at 8:30PM at the Maguire- Scala Memorial Home, 124 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Cremation will be held privately. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Maguire- Scala Memorial Home (908)-852-2420.