Virginia M. Orne

ORNE, Virginia obituarySOUTHWICK – Virginia “Ginny” Mae (Richardson) Orne age, 92, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Country Estates, Agawam. Virginia was the wife for 49 years to the late Thomas I. Orne Sr., who preceded her in 1996. She was also predeceased by her sister, Lorraine J. Godbout.
Ginny was born in Portland, Maine on May 6, 1921 a daughter of the late Arthur and Christine (Loud) Richardson. She was a 1939 graduate of Bristol High School, Pemaquid, Maine. Ginny was a resident of Southwick for over 50 years. She was a member of Southwick Congregational Church and was a Cub Scout Den Mother, also in Southwick. Ginny was employed originally by Buxton Co., Agawam for 6 years. Later, she was employed by Digital Computer, Westfield for 10 years, retiring in 1985 as an Inspector.
Ginny is survived by her 3 sons, Russell E. Orne of Southwick, Thomas I. Orne Jr. and his spouse Jeanne, of Easthampton, Gerald L. Orne and his spouse Kathy, of Agawam; a daughter, Lorraine P. Sawicki and her husband Joe, of Bellingham, MA; 6 grandchildren, Jared, Jason and Jennifer Orne; Erica and Meghan Sawicki; and Robert Berry.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Southwick Forastiere Family Funeral and Cremation, (413)569-5306, 624 College Highway, (Highway 202/10) Southwick. Ginny will be laid to rest following the funeral home ceremony in New Cemetery, Southwick. The family will gather to receive friends in the funeral home on Friday, May 2nd from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southwick Firemen’s Association Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 532, Southwick, MA 01077.

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