Virginia P. Reale, lovingly known as “Aunt Giggie,” 90, of Englewood, Fla., went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
She was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Colonie, N.Y., to Carlo and Antoinette (nee Farrigan) Reale.
Virginia was a longtime resident of the Albany, N.Y., area for over 80 years, moving to Florida in 2003. She retired in 1984 as Director of Claims Processing for Empire Blue Cross, after 35 years of service. Virginia loved cooking, baking, sewing and gardening. She was of the Roman Catholic Faith, and was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Englewood.
Virginia is survived by a sister, Mary Ann (Roy) Markowski; four nephews, Christopher, Michael, Matthew and Joseph Markowski; as well as eight grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucille M. Reale, in 1968.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL 34293. Burial will be at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Colonie.
Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services.