Virginia M. Mirek

GLASTONBURY, CT. – Virginia M. (Carey) Mirek, 89, beloved wife of the late Edward J. Mirek Sr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born in Hartford to the late John A. and Margaret (Flanagan) Carey.
She graduated in the junior high class of 1938 of St. Joseph’s Cathedral School and in the Bulkeley High School class of 1941. While still in high school, Virginia met the love of her life, Eddie, at the Hartford Skating Palace. They were married in St. Peters Church in Hartford on New Years Day in 1944. After high school, she worked at the former Connecticut General Insurance Company until the arrival of their first child in November 1945. Later on, she returned to work nights at Travelers, and later retired from the Glastonbury Bank and Trust Co.
Besides her husband, Virginia was devoted to her children and grandchildren. Family gatherings on holidays were especially important to her. She was proud of her Irish heritage, and loved the music of Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell. She also loved to travel, and made sure that there was a family vacation every year, even in the lean times. Her family will dearly miss her.
Virginia leaves her 5 children; Judy Zipfel and her husband Carl Jr. of Lansdale, PA, and their children Patty, Joey, and Nancy, Ed Jr. and his wife Ginger of East Hartford, and their children Katie, Beth, and Emily, Gary and his wife Kathy of Westfield, MA and their children Brian and Kelly, Lynn Stearns and her husband Edward of Manchester, and their children Anne and Kim, Jim and his wife Diane of Glastonbury and their children Allie, David, and Kelly. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren and by several lifelong friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21st, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, 370 May Road, East Hartford. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, East Hartford. Calling hours will be held at the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT on Wednesday, March 20th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Radio and Television at 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712 or Mercy Housing and Shelter at 211 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114.
The family would like to thank the dedicated staffs of The Harbor at The Village at Buckland Court, the Masonicare Hospice Program and the Glastonbury Health Care Center for the exceptional care and compassion shown to their mother and grandmother over the past few years.
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