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STRAUSS, Virginia L. 82, formerly of Lexington, MA died Tuesday, September 11, 2018, with family at her side. She grew up in New Jersey and Maryland, daughter of Max Liveright II and Doris Lindeman Liveright. She left nursing school to marry Richard Strauss and moved to Massachusetts in 1956. After her children were out of public school, she returned to college and earned her nursing degree, with highest honors. A lifelong learner, she returned to school and became certified as a Physician Assistant and earned her Master's in Education. She worked on Maternity at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA and at the Grotonwood School in Groton, MA. Later on, she volunteered at Emerson Hospital and at the Manned-Vehicle Lab at MIT. She also ran a support group for people with vestibular disorders. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Richard. She leaves her daughter Judy Witkowski and husband Paul of Lakeville, MA, daughter Ellen McErlean and husband Rick of Hudson, OH, and son Jonathan Strauss and wife Kerri of Groton, MA. She leaves grandchildren James Witkowski, Brian Witkowski, Jesse Witkowski, Matthew McErlean, Caitlin Holmes, Jacob Strauss, Toby Strauss, and Jordan Strauss, as well as great grandchildren Jackson Witkowski, Julius Witkowski, and Katherine Witkowski. She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy Liveright Lipman. Ginny was an active member of Temple Isaiah, since moving to Lexington in 1963. She fulfilled a lifelong dream by becoming Bat Mitzvah in her 70s. She was an amazing nurturer, to her own children and others in need. She and Richard sponsored a child on the Lakota Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. They became close to the boy's family and he spent many summers with them in Lexington and on Cape Cod. She enjoyed tap dancing, continuing into her 60s and was an avid Red Sox fan. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, MA. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hannah B.G. Shaw Home in Middleboro, MA for the exceptional care they provided for the last 18 months of Ginny's life. Visiting Hours: Omitted Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home 280 Bedford St. Lakeville, MA 02347

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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 15, 2018
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