Virginia Constance Julie Callahan, age 96 of Virginia Beach, Va, passed away at Kempsville Health and Rehabilitation on August 29, 2020 due to COVID-19 related symptoms. She was born in New York, attended Queens College, and raised her family with her husband, married 63 years, in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ.
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Virginia was an avid reader with a passion for creative writing that motivated her to continue taking college classes well into her sixties. She edited her father-in-law’s biography published in 1981. She also loved music and singing and was a member of the Sweet Adelines Chorus in Mahwah, NJ for over 35 years.
Other hobbies that she enjoyed included bridge, square dancing, tennis, and gardening. In the 1970’s she was elected Vice President of the Ridgewood Women’s Club in NJ where she helped raise funds for many charities. Most importantly, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Virginia is survived by her children - Gail, Maureen, and Larry, her 4 cherished grandchildren- Julie, Derek, Robert, and Ariel - her sister Gloria, and her nieces Evelyn and Vivian.
In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her nephew Bob, her husband, Emerson Callahan, and their son Gerry.
A funeral service will be held at a later date.
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